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Help for Young People

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any age.


If you’re worried about your boyfriend's or girlfriend’s behaviour, learn more about the warning signs of domestic violence.  Educating yourself about abuse could help you – or someone close to you – stay safe.

You can call ESDAS for support and advice, you can find other sources of help, advice and information toward the bottom of this page. 

Are you leading a healthy relationship? Take the quiz


Do you know the true facts about domestic abuse? Find out here

This is a useful document detailing: Power and Control in Teen Relationships


Useful Links

MTV Call it out 

This is abuse/ Have your say


Womens Aid/ Useful contacts for young people


‘Violence against young women and teenage girls: the myths’



ESDAS means to me 








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A Survivor

"If you could see yourself, would you stop yourself?" - This is Abuse TV advert by the UK Home Office

WARNING: the content may contain material that could be upsetting for the viewer

'Can you see me?" - Shortfilm by the Rural Media Company.

Short film on abusive relationships produced by the Rural Media Company.
Starring Katy Dalton, Billy Herrin and Felix Fletcher-Gilhuys.

WARNING: the content may contain material that could be upsetting for the viewer

Useful Contacts 



The UK’s free and confidential service is not just for children, it provides help for young people of all ages who are in distress or danger.  Counsellors provide advice and support, by phone, email and message board 24 hours a day. 

Call:                 0800 1111


Heart is run by Childline and provides advice and support on healthy relationships for young people,



The Hideout

Women’s Aid’s specialist support website for young people living with domestic abuse. 


Website: with a message board



The CRUSH Project 

Helping Young People Make Safe Healthy Relationships.

Call:                 0800 014 9084 (Monday to Friday, 9am till 5pm)





Get Connected 

Free telephone and email helpline finding young people the best help whatever the problem, can connect a child or young person to any UK helpline where appropriate.

Calls:                0808 808 4994 (Daily 1pm – 11pm)




National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

Provides information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to young people up to the age of 25.

Call:                 0800 616 101






Brook’s mission is to enable young people to enjoy their sexuality without harm. 

Call:                 0808 802 1234 Monday – Friday, 9am till 6pm (closed on Thursdays between 2pm – 3.30pm)

Text:                ‘Ask Brook’ on 07717989023



Rape Crisis Centres

Rape Crisis Centres offer a range of services for women and girls who have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence.  

Call:                 0808 802 9999 (Daily, 12pm – 2:30pm and 7pm – 9:30 pm)



Respect Not Fear

The Respect not Fear site was developed by the Nottinghamshire domestic violence forum, in consultation with young people. The site contains games and advice which can help you think about your relationships, or you can make a pledge to find out what you can expect in a relationship and what shouldn’t be tolerated. 


App:                 Search 'respect not fear' in your App Store 




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