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Domestic violence and abusive relationships

Domestic violence (or family violence) is when someone uses violence to maintain power over someone they’re close to. Learn about signs, effects and what you can do if you're in an abusive relationship.

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Domestic violence against men

Domestic violence against men can include physical violence, bullying, emotional abuse and social isolation. Find out how to break the cycle of abuse and where to get help.

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Emotional abuse

Emotional abuse includes verbal abuse, threats, restricting freedom and financial deprivation. It can have serious effects on adults and children.

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8 ways to stress-proof your festive season

Christmas can lead to stress, family conflict and financial woes for many people. Check out these tips for keeping your cool during the festive season.

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Other questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus

Answers to common questions about COVID-19, including whether you should bulk-buy groceries and which types of public venue have closed.

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Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Complex PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop in people who have been through prolonged and repeated trauma, particularly in childhood.

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Counsellors and counselling

Counsellors work in mental health and other settings. They specialise in building relationships based on discussions between the client and counsellor.

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Psychologists and psychology

Learn more about what psychologists do and how they can help you. Find out more about how you can find a psychologist and the costs involved in treatment.

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Child abuse

Child abuse is any behaviour that harms or could harm a child or young person, either physically or emotionally. Read how to recognise the signs and report it.

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Coping with family break-up, separation or divorce

Dealing with a family break-up, separation or divorce can leave you feeling powerless. Find out about tips on how to cope better.

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