Do You Need Help?

It can be difficult to spot the signs of abuse, especially if you’re still living in the situation. If you recognise any of the signs below, you may be experiencing abuse. It is important to remember that not all abuse is physical.

Abuse can happen at any point throughout a relationship, even after it has ended. A pattern of abusive behaviour used by a partner to control an individual is domestic abuse.

Does your partner, ex-partner (even if it was a very short relationship and you didn’t live with them) or a family member:

  • Physically hurt you?
  • Make you feel like you can’t say no to having sex?
  • Make it hard for you to keep in touch with friends, family or your community?
  • Control you by deciding where you can go and what you can do?
  • Say insulting or upsetting things to you or constantly put you down?
  • Control your finances (e.g. making you put benefits in their name or making you take out loans for them in your name)?
  • Stop you from accessing gender affirming medication or clothing?

  • Use your gender identity against you?
  • Intentionally misgender or deadname you?
  • ‘Out’ you by telling people that you are trans or non-binary without your consent?
  • Stalk you by finding out where you have been or turn up at places you are at?
  • Get other people to check up on you and what you are doing?
  • Act very jealous or overprotective around you?

If you think any of this might be happening to you, please get in touch via the link below.

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You can fill in the referral form, email us, give us a call on the helpline or just use the live chat function.