Domestic Violence


Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, both men and women of any age, ethnicity or background, yet frequently the problem is ignored, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. No one should live in fear of a loved one and recognising and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship are the first steps to ending it. Abusive behaviour is never acceptable and help is available. The Community Programme can put you in touch with the services and groups offering practical and emotional support.


Domestic abuse often escalates from threats and verbal abuse to violence, and emotionally abusive relationships can destroy self-esteem and lead to anxiety and feelings of helplessness and isolation. Once you have acknowledged the reality of an abusive situation, then The Community Programme can help you to find the help and advice that you need and put you in touch with support groups in your area where you can meet others in similar situations and professionals able to provide the emotional support that you need. Alternatively, you can discuss your problems on our free, confidential online forum.


If you need practical or emotional help and support to leave an abusive relationship, please act now and contact one of the organisations listed by The Community Programme. 

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