Domestic violence may start as what seems like playful teasing, and then spiral into the most terrifying ordeal for the whole family. Whether you are already in a violent situation, or fear you may be heading that way, there is advice and help available, either here, or by following the links to specialist agencies in this field.
If you are using a computer that you think your abuser also has access to, please take special notice of the Warning.
Domestic Violence Screening
For helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with someone in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship and domestic violence.
Samaritans - help in a crisis
The Samaritans are there for people in crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - always available to offer confidential, non-judgemental, emotional support.
Verbal Abuse Survivors Speak Out; On relationship and recovery
In her new book, Patricia Evans outlines new healing strategies based on hundreds of real-life letters and interviews. She offers verbal abuse victims advice on finding shelters and support groups after making the choice to terminate a relationship with an abuser.
Legal Policy on Domestic Violence
Information on the Government's work on proposals for tougher legislation to protect the victims of domestic violence and increase support for victims including links to further information