First signs of domestic abuse
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.
Steps you can take
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.