Abusive relationships advice for young people

Find local and national help and advice for young people who are victims of domestic abuse.

What is abuse?

A abusive relationship can include being:

  • threatened with violence
  • told what to wear
  • told who to see and speak to
  • told where you can go
  • constantly criticised and put down

It is also abuse if any form of social media is being used to embarrass or threaten you.

Abuse is never OK. You can't blame abuse on:

  • anger
  • alcohol
  • jealousy
  • a sign of love or caring
  • the way you behave
  • the way you look
  • what you wear

If you are in an abusive relationship it's not your fault, and you do not have to put up with it. You can learn more about domestic abuse in teenage relationships.

Contact local and national support services

If you are in an emergency situation, always call 999.

Suffolk services

National services