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Help and advice if you, or someone you know, is suffering from domestic abuse
We are working closely with IDAS to provide vital services in very difficult circumstances.
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If you are worried about a friend; family member; neighbour, or colleague, this advice could help to provide a lifeline:
IDAS are extending their online Live Chat to help ensure that support is available, even if you are isolated with someone you are afraid of.
Live Chat is available Monday to Friday between 4pm and 6pm via https://www.idas.org.uk.
Visit the website during these times and you will see a Live Chat Box appear at the bottom of the screen.
Type your question into this box and you will be able to chat directly with one of their specialist workers.
Domestic Abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.
We’re all different, but feeling anxious, scared or even dependant on your abuser or ashamed are all perfectly normal.
Domestic abuse is often not reported because the victim feels trapped and alone. The truth is, it can happen to anybody, and there is support available.
If you think you are experiencing any type of abuse, or have done in the past, you must always remember that you can get support and help. Nothing that has happened to you is your fault.
You may feel that no-one can help, but just talking to someone here about what you are going through will make you realise that there are people on your side. We can help you understand what choices are available to you and guide you to specialist organisations who can support you in making you and your family safe moving forward.
Remember, if you are unsure, go with your instincts. Anything that doesn’t feel right probably isn’t.