About domestic abuse

We all have arguments with our partners, family and other people close to us from time to time. But if this has become a pattern it could be an indication of domestic abuse.

It’s not just about something physical happening to you. It’s about someone you know trying to control your life. This could be a partner, ex partner, a friend or someone in the family. It can be financial, psychological, emotional or sexual. There’s no excuse for it and you don’t have to put up with it.

Anyone can experience domestic abuse. Any gender, age, race, ethnic or religious group, class, disability or lifestyle.

If you’re not sure whether you’re in an abusive relationship – talk to us.

How common is it and what are the effects?