Advice if you are experiencing abuse:
You are not alone. You can get help and there are advocates and specialists who can help.
You are not to blame nor are you responsible for the abuse.
Please do not suffer in silence. There are experts who can help.
If it is an emergency call 999.
If you cannot speak call 999, wait and then press 55 and you will be transferred to the police and they will know that you need help.
Get good practical advice from the 24hr freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service 0203 866 4107
firstname.lastname@example.org – www.paladinservice.co.uk in the UK In the US Call the National Domestic Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Please ensure you are aware of the risk factors using the DASH
www.dashriskchecklist.co.uk Please tell family and friends what is happening to you.
Do not allow the abuser to isolate you from family and friends.
Keep a diary of the behaviour and the impact it is having on you.
Collect all the evidence – texts, emails, social media message, photos, letters, recordings etc.
Report abuse to police and take the DASH and your diary with you along with the
coercive control law