What to do?
Someone you know has just disclosed to you that they are in an abusive relationship.
What do you do?
- Always believe
- Don’t panic
- Don’t judge
- DON’T TELL THEM TO LEAVE
- 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).