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Healthy Relationships

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone no matter your age, race, class, culture, disability, gender, sexuality or lifestyle.

Refuge states: “Domestic violence describes any violence or abuse that is used by someone to control or obtain power over their partner. It can include physical, sexual, psychological, verbal, emotional and financial abuse. If you alter your behaviour because you are frightened of how your partner will react, you are being abused.”

National Domestic Abuse Helpline is available 24-hours a day, for free and in confidence on 0808 2000 247 or visit (access live chat Mon-Fri 3-10pm).

Mankind Male Victims of Domestic Abuse – Please call 01823 334244 to speak confidentially.

Getting help for domestic violence and abuse - NHS ( – have put together some information on abuse and how to get help.


If the situation is critical, call 999 and ask for the police.

If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone you can then press 55. This will transfer the call to the relevant police force who will assist you without you having to speak.


Bright Sky is dedicated to helping anyone in an abusive or violent relationship find local and national support services.

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