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Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline offers free and confidential support by phone, email, and online chat....


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At Karma Nirvana we offer emotional and practical support to victims and survivors of honour based abuse and forced marriage....


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AMIS Helpline is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and information by phone and email. We offer support to...


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LGBTQ+

LGBT Helpline Scotland offers free and confidential support over phone and online chat. We are here to help the LGBTQ+...


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Reach out to a hotline in Scotland for support with abuse and domestic violence

Domestic abuse is any action intended to control or keep power over a spouse, partner, family member, or girlfriend/boyfriend. The abuse may take the form of something physical, or it may be emotional, verbal, sexual, or financial. You might feel threatened, controlled, or belittled.

Setting free from an abuser may feel impossible. You are probably terrified and feel trapped. However, many victims of abuse and domestic violence have made it. With the help of 4 hotlines in Scotland that support with abuse and domestic violence, you can live without having to endure these symptoms of abuse:

  • Not allowing you to work or get an education
  • Your partner/family member has told you they will commit suicide if you leave
  • Feeling like you can’t do anything right for your partner/family member
  • Your partner/family member yells at you
  • You are being threatened that your children will be taken away from you
  • Forcing you to use substances, lead an unhealthy lifestyle, or not take medication you need
  • Believing that your partner/family member’s aggressive behavior is your fault
  • Being taken advantage of financially

Every case of abuse and domestic violence is unique. Every family and partnership has its own story. It’s perfectly normal to feel conflicted and insecure about the whole situation. Going through it alone can be confusing and, importantly, dangerous.

It’s normal if you feel isolated. Victims of abuse and domestic violence are exposed to extreme stress and often go through it alone. Even though it might feel difficult to share what you are going through, hotline staff in Scotland will listen, try to understand – and help you.

If you feel like you might need support today, try reaching out to a hotline in Scotland. It's free and confidential.


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