Dealing with domestic abuse

Anyone can experience abuse by their partner. It happens to men and women, people of all ages, religions, and backgrounds, and within heterosexual and same sex-relationships. No one is immune and yet, people often believe that abuse is something that could never happen to them. Have a look at our resources and the support that is available.

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    Dealing with domestic abuse during COVID-19

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    Whether you’re experiencing abuse from your partner for the first time, or you’ve been living with abuse for many years, it’s important to know that you’re not alone, and help is available.

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    Understanding domestic abuse

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    Anyone can experience abuse by their partner. Learn about the types of domestic abuse that occur, the signs to look out for and where you can find support. Telling someone that you need help could save your life.

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    The different forms of domestic violence and abuse

    Dame Jennifer Susan “Jenni” Murray, journalist and broadcaster, talks about the different forms of domestic violence and abuse.

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    How to stop using abuse in your relationship

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    It can be very difficult for someone to accept that their behaviour is causing another person harm, but one can’t change what one doesn’t acknowledge. Find out about the help that is available.

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    Fleeing domestic abuse

    We offer grants to help alleviate the financial pressures that often affect your emotional wellbeing.

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    Identifying the cycle of abuse

    This video for young people focuses on identifying the cycle of abuse in relationships.

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    Leaving an abusive relationship

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    No one deserves to be abused and there are many reasons why people stay in abusive relationships. Despite the barriers, people do leave safely and go on to recover from their experiences with the right kind of support.

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