Published Tuesday, 14 April 2020
Social distancing may mean increased pressure on the home environment and can cause additional anxiety for those who are experiencing or are at risk of domestic abuse.
You may not be able to see the friends and family who usually support you, and some of the places where you go for help or treatment may be closed or offering a reduced service but it’s important to remember that, whilst you may be isolating, you are not isolated.
While some support services are not able to offer face to face meetings at this time, there is still help and advice available online and over the phone. If you are being abused, are concerned about family, friends or neighbours, or are worried you may commit domestic abuse, please seek help, either from the police or from support organisations.