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What might help: one friend supporting another

How do I tell someone?

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Think about it: would you want your friend to tell you? Duh, of course you would! Push aside your worries about people not believing you or not wanting to hear it. Tell someone you trust that you’re not being treated right.

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Th: why call a help line or see a counsellor?

Why call or see a counsellor?

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Maybe you’ve talked to friends or family about what’s going on you, and you feel they don’t get it. Or maybe don’t feel like you can talk to them. Sometimes it’s really good to talk with someone outside the situation.

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support services you can call

Services that can help

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There are all kinds of services out there that listen to you and give you support, ideas and information on what you could do.

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Car keys and phone

Tips to stay safe

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Does your boyfriend or girlfriend’s anger scare you? If it does, it’s a warning sign of physical violence in future. Think about how to protect yourself in case they try and hurt you.

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Police station sign

Should I call the cops?

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I’ve thought about calling the police but I’m scared to. What will they do? Will calling them just make things worse?

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You are beautiful

Feeling ok again

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Being treated badly can make you lose confidence in yourself. Here’s some tips to help you feel ok again.

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Help a friend or family member

Help a friend or family member

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A friend or family member has told you they’re not being treated right. Their relationship sounds abusive. What’s the next step?

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Someone writing in their diary

Dear Diary: Safety Plan

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If your relationship gets scary sometimes, a Safety Plan has questions and answers on how to stay safe.

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Dear Diary: feeling better

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The way others treat and your own ‘inner voice’ can make you feel bad. Building your self-esteem can help you cope with and recover from abuse.

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