Unhealthy relationships are those in which do not feel comfortable or are unable to be yourself. This might occur in a friendship, a romantic relationship or within your family unit. Although you might feel powerless in a situation like this, it is important that you reach out to get the support/help you need. You might be experiencing verbal, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, none of which is acceptable.
you are not to blame for being treated badly
you deserve to be treated with respect
you deserve a safe and happy life.
Where to go for help and advice:
free confidential advice and support for all young people up to 19 years old on a variety of topics, including healthy and unhealthy relationships
if you are a girl who is experiencing rape, sexual abuse or sexual assault you can get help, information and support from trained female support workers
if you are a boy who is experiencing abuse, you can speak to trained advisors, who can offer you emotional support and practical advice
for all members of LGBT+ communities, who are experiencing issues with domestic violence and abuse
if a partner has asked you to do something online that you don’t feel comfortable with; offers advice to young people on sex, relationships and staying safe online.
If you or someone else is in immediate danger then call 999.