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Help is Here

The Help is Here campaign provides information on support services available to anyone experiencing domestic and family violence, to help them access the support they need, when they need it.

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Talking to a friend about their violence

You might think it’s best not to say anything because you might say the wrong thing. But saying the wrong thing isn’t the worst thing. The worst thing is staying silent. By saying nothing, you’re part of the problem.

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Who is responsible

Domestic violence is the misuse of power to gain control over another person. People who use violence will try to justify it and blame it on other things, yet somebody who is violent to their partner is usually able to choose not to be violent with everyone or anyone else. Violence is a choice. It is not your fault.

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Supporting someone experiencing violence

Abuse and domestic violence can be confronting, upsetting, frustrating and frightening for friends and family. If you are worried about a friend or family member who is experiencing violence or being abused, how you respond can make a big difference. Talking about what’s going on, identifying and naming it are very powerful ways to help.

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