What can I do?
Angus Women's Aid
Office Hours 10am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. If you need help outwith these hours, please call the 24 hour national helpline 0800 027 1234.
24 Hour National Helpline
0800 027 1234
Remember, domestic abuse isn’t your fault. You’re not to blame. Here’s what you can do to help your situation. You can…
- Make a safety plan to keep yourself safe
- Tell a trusted adult – school teacher/neighbor
- But most of all, you can talk to someone about it
- Use this site to contact a member of the AWARE team to help you deal with how this is making you feel.
You may have other ideas on what to do, like trying to stop the fighting or running away. It’s important for you to know that domestic abuse isn’t your fault. The most important thing is for you to be safe.
Contacting a member of the AWARE team means you can talk to a worker. They won’t tell anyone unless you’ve asked them to or unless you’re in danger. They’ll listen and help you sort out what you can do at your own pace.
A Trusting Adult:
Letting them know what’s going on means they can look out for you in an emergency.
Teachers know that some children and young people live in homes where there’s domestic abuse. Sometimes they’ll have to talk to other adults about what you’ve said but they should tell you first. Teachers can refer you to AWARE for support with your consent.
It’s OK to tell your doctor or school nurse about what’s going on at home. Your doctor or school nurse might suggest some people you can talk to and can refer you to AWARE for support with consent.