Help & Support

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, we would urge you get in touch to access support. We appreciate that there are many potential barriers to accessing support and some forms of domestic abuse are subtle, so you may not instantly recognise these as domestic abuse. Below are some questions for you to consider.

When we talk about a ‘partner’ to describe a relationship here, we know this may not be your situation. As you are answering these questions, you can change ‘partner’ for whatever your circumstances are.

We know there are many people who are feeling trapped by domestic abuse, they feel so hopeless and in despair, they believe the only way out is suicide.

You are never alone. If you feel you need to talk with someone as you are feeling this way, there are services that will be able to help you.

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust suicide prevention and awareness webpage provides information, support and where to turn to if you feel you need help. That can mean as an individual or the friends or families of someone who may be suicidal. National Support services are also available and linked at that bottom of the page.

  • Does your partner have an issue with you seeing or speaking to family or friends?

  • Do you behave differently to avoid sudden changes in your partner’s behaviour?

  • Has your partner ever made you take out loans for them in your name?

  • Do you feel like you have to give your partner your passwords to your phone, computer and social media?

  • Are you worried to do the wrong thing, even though it could be okay to do this/wear this yesterday?

  • Does your partner question your judgement and make you doubt yourself?

  • Are you fearful that your partner may hurt you, your children, or family pets?

If you answered yes to any one of these questions, it is likely that you could be experiencing domestic abuse. We would urge anyone that thinks that they might be experiencing domestic abuse to contact us for free, confidential, and non-judgemental advice and support. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime – you are not alone, and we are here to support you.

What is Domestic Abuse?

Contact the team at NIDAS

National Support Services