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I Need Help

Firstly, if you have reached this page, then you've made a huge and courageous step in taking the first step.  Secondly the most important thing is to recognise is that it is not your fault. Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, wealth or background.

 

You are probably experiencing or recognising lots of red flags in your own relationship, but if you are in any doubt as to exactly what domestic violence is; what to expect coming into refuge or maybe you are worried about someone else, please click on the links below:

If you're worried someone might see you have visited this page, here is how you can cover your tracks online.

 

What is Domestic Abuse?

What to expect coming into refuge

What items should I bring

Worried about someone else?

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Although men and women both suffer domestic abuse,the abuse suffered by women is more physically severe and is more likely to result in injuries and hospitalisation.