Abuse in a relationship comes in many different forms, but it’s mainly when someone tries to control, intimidate or hurt their partner. It can happen in lots of different ways and can be caused by males or females.

Using violence and intimidation to control your partner is never OK.

You may not even realise you’ve done it, but if you recognise the signs now, you can stop yourself from turning into someone you don’t want to be.

It is OK to ask for help. You can call our local, confidential helpline on 020 8317 8273 for information and help in the first instance. You can also visit our resources section.

Local help in Greenwich

Yuva in Greenwich works with young people (ages 11 to 18) who have used violent or controlling behaviours towards their parents or carers or towards their boyfriends or girlfriends.

They can help with:

  • Learning techniques for handling anger and stress
  • Find safe alternatives to violence
  • Deal with arguments with your parent or partner in a healthy way, so that nobody ends up getting hurt

Help is offered one on one or in a group, and all information is kept confidential (unless there are concerns about risk or harm to self or others). For more information visit www.dvip.org/for-young-people.

You can also talk to someone in confidence at Yuva on 020 8222 8281 or email them at yuva@dvip.org and someone will get back to you.