Relationship Abuse

Relationships can be fun and exciting but they can also be confusing and harmful. It’s important to understand what a healthy relationship looks like and to know what isn’t okay.

Relationship abuse comes in different forms, such as physical, emotional, sexual, financial. It can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation.

If you’re being abused, it’s important to remember it’s not your fault and you can seek advice from the following helplines. If you or someone you are concerned about is in immediate danger, you should call 999.

If you think you may be causing harm to your partner, then you can call the Respect Phoneline or visit the website for advice in how to stop too. 

Helplines and resources:

Free 24/7 helpline 0800 1111 or visit the website to send an email or use the 1-2-1 counsellor chat

Freephone 24/7 National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Disrespect Nobody for more information and advice 24/7 anonymous helpline you can call or text for free 116 000

Take this quiz to help you find out how healthy your relationship is.