Domestic abuse is when someone in a close relationship with you behaves in a way that causes you physical, mental, or emotional damage. This doesn't have to be physical violence. Domestic abuse includes any incident of threatening behavior. Domestic abuse can be psychological, physical, social, financial or emotional.
Domestic abusers are usually a person's spouse, partner, ex-spouse, ex-partner or other close family member
If someone in your family is violent or is bullying someone else, the most important thing to remember is that it’s not your fault. There are a lot of people who can help you and your family.
Abuse in relationships is not normal or acceptable
If you are in an abusive relationship it’s not your fault, and you do not have to put up with it
Abuse is never okay, and help is available: :
Tope is a web-based and phone service for young people (13+) who are or have experienced any form of abuse. The service is open and operated by specialist therapists from 9am to 9pm daily with a web chat facility from 6-9pm Monday to Friday. This is a self referral service and is open to young people who have not yet reported their abuse.
Freephone: 0808 168 1154
Text/WhatsApp: 07375 296229