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FDS HELPLINE DIRECTORY

Do you need help leaving an abusive relationship or feel like something isn't right? Or are you concerned about a particular pickmeisha friend who seems in danger?

If your behaviour has changed for the worse because of how your partner treats you or your children, this can be the sign of an unhealthy or controlling relationship.

Take a look at the following helpful resources below for advice on how to get support and exit an abusive relationship safely.

Please note: if you are in immediate danger or suspect someone may try to attack or stalk you, your kids or damage your property/ belongings: please call your local emergency services ASAP. Also please be careful when viewing these pages if you live with a possible abuser and feel you're in danger of being found out- browse on Google in incognito mode, read the cyber security advice below and quickly close the window down if you feel at risk of someone seeing this information against your wishes.

Domestic Abuse Resources

Cyber Security- Staying Safe Online

Useful Organisations That Can Help

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, early signs of DV can be subtle in you or a friend who’s experiencing domestic abuse. You might be tempted to shrug them off as just the normal throes of a relationship. Or, worse, you may think you’re to blame.

You’re not. And there’s nothing normal about domestic violence.

Red flags include:

  • Fear of your partner

  • Missing work or school

  • Personality changes

  • Low self-esteem

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Anxiety about pleasing your partner

Warning signs in your partner include:

  • Monitoring you on social media

  • Keeping you from seeing friends and family

  • Blaming you and others for problems in their life

  • Angry outbursts, punching walls, or destroying your property

  • Tracking your spending or withholding money

  • Controlling who you talk to, what you wear, or where you go

  • Criticising, belittling, or embarrassing you in front of others

  • Taking away your keys or preventing you from leaving

  • Restraining, slapping, or physically hurting you

  • Threatening self-harm or suicide if you try to leave

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