Further Information on Domestic Abuse

Is My Relationship Healthy?

It’s not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive.

Domestic violence doesn’t look the same in every relationship because every relationship is different. But one thing most abusive relationships have in common is that the abusive partner does many different kinds of things to have more power and control over their partner.

Read more about healthy relationships


Domestic abuse affects men too

Men experience domestic abuse too, and often they find it hard to speak out about it. They might be worried about seeming weak, or worry that they will be blamed or won’t be believed.

Abuse of men and male victims of domestic abuse are much more common than people think.

Read more about Support for Male Victims

Are you hurting the ones you love?
Have you ever found yourself minimising your actions?

“It doesn’t happen often”

“I’m not a violent person”

“My partner bruises easily”

“It was just a little slap”


Respect Phoneline is available to offer you confidential and honest advice to help you stop being violent.

Change Project delivers community based domestic violence perpetrator programmes for men who want to stop being abusive towards intimate partners.

Keep Yourself Safe

Online services and social media should be open and safe for everyone to use, however we know that perpetrators of domestic abuse often use online tools to abuse their victims.

Read more about Keeping yourself safe

Thinking About Leaving?

Whatever coping strategies you have used – with more or less success – there may come a time when you feel the only option is to leave your partner.

Read more about Preparing to leave 

Leaving Safely

Ideally, you need to take all the following items with you if you leave. Some of these items you can try to keep with you at all times; others you may be able to pack in your “emergency bag”.

Read more about Leaving safely


Think you're being stalked?

One of the things that can make it difficult for police and others to deal with harassment and stalking is the continuous, repetitive nature of what may seem like small incidents.

Helping the police and courts to see the bigger picture can make it much easier to deal with the offender’s behaviour. 

Read more about Stalking