Relationship Abuse - "This is Abuse"
Are you worried about your behaviour towards your partner?
- Have you been violent or abusive towards them?
- Have you damaged things or taken things from them?
- Do you shout at them quite often?
- Do you ever prevent them from talking to people or going out?
- Do they ever seem scared of you or your behaviour?
- Do you find yourself getting angry at little things?
- Do you think you have a problem controlling your anger with them?
Choose to Stop!
Call the Respect Phoneline on 0845 122 8609
Respect is a member of RNID type talk
Textphone users dial 18001 0845 122 8609
Respect subscribes to Language Line to make their service accessible to people whose first language is not English. An answerphone service operates when lines are busy or closed.
You can call them if you want to discuss your use of violence or abuse; or if you are not sure about certain behaviours and you need to talk to someone about them.
They can also give you information about specialist programmes designed to help individuals change their abusive behaviours. They don't provide ongoing telephone support or counselling, but they can give you information and advice to help you stop your abusive or violent behaviour towards your partner/family.
Who calls the Respect Phoneline?
The majority of people who call the service are men in straight relationships. These are men who realise that they are abusive and they are looking for help to stop.
They also get calls from women who suffer domestic violence and are looking for help on behalf of their partner. They welcome those calls as an opportunity to encourage women to access specialist support for themselves but also to explain to them what help might be available for their partner.
The Respect Phoneline accepts calls from women who are abusive towards their male partners and from abusive men and women in same-sex relationships.
Finally, they get calls from frontline workers and professional people who get in touch directly or indirectly with domestic violence perpetrators. They offer them information about programmes and advise on best practice.
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