What to do?

Someone you know has just disclosed to you that they are in an abusive relationship. 

What do you do? 

  • Always believe
  • Listen
  • Don’t panic
  • Don’t judge
  • Assure them it’s not their fault

Encourage them to seek professional help and advice. They could talk to a trusted GP or there are numbers below to call.

Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463 if you are experiencing domestic or family violence (24/7).

Child Protection Helpline 132 111 if you are a child who needs help or you are concerned a child has been / is at risk of being abused (24/7).

MensLine 1300 789 978 if you are a man with family or relationship concerns (24/7).

1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 for free counselling and support (24/7).