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Help and information for young people

What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse can be witnessing one person mistreating another, being cruel, violent, threatening, controlling and/or insulting. This can occur within the home or within your own relationships, for example in your dating relationships.

Impact of domestic abuse on young people

  • Injury
  • Self harm
  • Low self esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Disruption at school
  • Behaviour problems
  • Problems making and keeping healthy relationships, for example in your sexual relationships
  • Using alcohol or drugs

If you’ve been affected by domestic abuse, GEWA can help.

What the Children want you to know

This film was made by a group of children and young people to tell people how you can get help to make life better.

To find out more about how GEWA can help, take a look at the ‘Answering your questions‘ page.