When we think of domestic abuse, we usually think of physical violence but this is not always the case. Abuse comes in many forms including psychological, sexual, emotional, financial and physical. Nobody deserves to be abused and it’s never OK. If your partner is not violent but your relationship leaves you feeling degraded, isolated, scared or controlled this is still abuse.
Thinking about someone you have an intimate relationship with, do they?
If you answered yes to one or more of these statements your relationship may be abusive. The scars left by emotional abuse are not visible but they cut deep and can leave us with long term psychological consequences.
If you are worried about your relationship or that of a friend, you are not alone; there are many organisations who can offer you confidential advice and support. Nobody should have to live in fear of abuse.
Sticks & Stones is a UoMSU campaign which aims to raise awareness around emotional abuse and coercive control within intimate relationships.
Come along to the launch event for an evening of discussion, guest speakers, information around available support and craftivism.
It is likely that if you have not been directly affected by this issue that you know somebody who has, so please come along, get involved, raise awareness and speak up in support.
Food and refreshments provided. Check out our Facebook event page HERE.
There are many different organisations that offer free and confidential support:
If you are in immediate danger you should phone 999 to contact the police.
If you want to report a crime to the police that is no longer happening, phone 101.