Disrespect Nobody. Information and helplines to recognise and advise on relationship abuse.
There’s a person attached to every body, respect both.
Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other. You should feel loved, safe and free to be yourself. Relationships can be confusing and it can be difficult to understand what is and isn’t normal behaviour.
But disrespectful and unacceptable behaviour can come in many forms. It isn’t limited to just physical behaviour; it can also go way beyond that. For example, it’s not OK for someone to try and pressure you into sending a nude pic, or to expect the same things to happen that they’ve seen in a porn film. If someone makes you do something you don’t want to, makes you feel scared, intimidated or tries controlling you, it’s not acceptable and is never OK.
Read up on the different types of abuse, get advice and have a look at the organisations that can help.
If you are worried that you, or someone you know, is being abused by their partner, there are people who can help. If you are being abused, please remember that it’s not your fault and you can get support. The information below shows various organisations you can contact to get advice, help and support on anything that is worrying you.
When contacting any of these organisations, you’ll speak to a trained helpline advisor who’ll be able to help you. All calls will be treated confidentially*, which means they won’t tell anyone else what you have told them. However, if they believe your or someone else’s life is in danger they will have to contact other organisations to help protect you. They’ve helped many young people who have been through what you are experiencing; they won’t be shocked or judge you and will be able to give you advice on what to do next.
If you recognise some of the signs of abusive behaviour within your relationship or think you may be hurting someone you love, you can also get help from organisation such as ChildLine and the Respect Phoneline.
If you are in immediate danger you should always call 999.
* Unlike the other organisations listed below, reports to CEOP (via the ThinkUknow website) are not confidential. Any information given will be acted upon.
Check out the website here for organisations that can help: