FAMILY VIOLENCE SUPPORT
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TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE,
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HOW TO LEAVE A VIOLENT RELATIONSHIP
Deciding to leave a violent relationship is a difficult decision and requires careful planning and support. Everyone has the right to respectful, loving relationships and no one should live in fear.
Find supportive friends - talk to someone you trust. Do not try to cope alone.
Contact a support group - they can offer you direct help through shared experiences.
Make a safety plan - include emergency numbers, pack clothing/toiletries, important documents, medication etc in case you have to escape quickly.
Contact the police - when you decide to leave – the police can be on standby when you leave to ensure your safety or if you need to return to collect possessions later on.
See a doctor - if you are feeling anxious or depressed. Consider talking to a counsellor/psychologist about how the experience has affected you.
Recognise your strengths - to create a more positive life. Your skills and abilities helped you leave an abusive relationship and are signs of your capability under intense pressure.
If you need immediate help call 000 (In Australia)
Family and domestic violence isn’t always physical. It can happen to anyone, at any time, no matter their age, gender or sexual orientation. It can happen anywhere, including at home or at work.
It can cause you to live in fear for yourself and your family. This can happen even when you have left a violent relationship.