If your friend or family member is suffering from domestic violence, or you think that they’re being abused, call the Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0161 636 7525. Help lines aren’t just for victims – they also provide support for concerned family and friends.
There are many different types of domestic abuse: financial; emotional; psychological; physical and sexual and there is no simple way to spot whether a person is experiencing domestic violence, but signs could include: absence from work; education or social events; personality changes, e.g. they become withdrawn or repeated unexplained injuries.
If you think a friend or loved one is being abused, try telling them that you’re concerned. Let them know you want to help. You don’t have to know all the answers.
For practical tips and information on what you can do to support your friend or loved one, visit: www.endthefear.co.uk