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Relationship violence (domestic violence)

Relationship; violence; domestic; ;

If you are in a relationship with someone who is being abusive towards you, this is not healthy and you may need help to stay safe. Not all abuse is physical. It can also be emotional, verbal, social, sexual, neglect and financial exploitation.

Many people have experienced abuse. You do not need to be ashamed of what someone else does. Violence aimed at you is not your fault and you do not have to cover it up for someone else. Your safety and happiness are most important. You have the right to feel safe and to not live in fear.

The website Reachout has many good topics about relationship violence within the section Abuse and violence. Reachout is an Australian website for young people when times get tough.  

Resources in South Australia

  • Police Attendance in South Australia Ph 131 444 or emergency Ph 000.
  • Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway
    A service for women, providing professional counselling, referrals, links to safe accommodation, and information about legal, housing, police and financial issues.
    Ph: 1800 800 098 (24 hours)

    Resource in Australia

  • 1800 RESPECT  (1800 737 732)is a free and confidentlal counselling and telephone support service for women experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault. 
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