Domestic abuse is any controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour from someone connected to you, often a partner.

All couples will disagree on some issues, but if a partner becomes aggressive, controlling or violent, then this may be considered domestic abuse. It's important that you seek confidential help if you think you may be in an abusive relationship.

Useful resources on domestic abuse

Hampshire domestic abuse partnership > 

Support from local services for anyone experiencing abuse - including an advice line, virtual drop-in service and refuges.


Paragon counselling >

Speak to specialist counsellors who trained in supporting those who've experienced domestic abuse.

Galop >

A charity supporting LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence, including offering a national phone helpline, and other support services.

More wellbeing help

Take a look at our other resources and sources of support for help with everything - from issues with alcohol, to healing from trauma.

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Learn more about the help we offer for personal and emotional worries.

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