Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or
threatening behaviour, violence or abuse.
Domestic abuse may be perpetrated by a current or past intimate partner, family member, friend or other aquaintance, regardless of gender or sexuality.
Domestic abuse can encompass, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse:
psychological • physical • sexual • financial • emotional
Signs of domestic abuse
You may be experiencing domestic abuse if someone:
- Intimidates or threatens you.
- Hurts you physically.
- Throws objects at you.
- Is aggressive towards you or threatens to hurt you.
- Shouting at you, bullies you and makes you feel helpless.
- Criticises you or calls you names.
- Accuses or blames you, making you feel guilty.
- Insults or humiliates you.
- Tells lies about you or your family and friends.
- Blackmails you to do something, threatening to harm you, themselves or others if you do not comply.
We can support you through our helpline if you believe that you or a loved one are experiencing domestic abuse, so please give us a call if you need guidance.
If you relate to this information you are not alone; there is help available.
The survivor project will help you to get the help you need, whether for yourself or for a loved one.
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