Signs of domestic violence
Domestic violence can be difficult to talk about. Find out how to support a friend, loved one or child who you think is experiencing domestic violence.
Domestic violence can affect anyone in the community. Trusted advice on how get help for yourself, a friend or family member.
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.
People from all walks of life can be in an abusive relationship, which can involve a current or ex-partner, a family member, carer or someone close.
Emotional abuse includes verbal abuse, threats, restricting freedom and financial deprivation. It can have serious effects on adults and children.
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be caused by any severe and long-term trauma, including childhood abuse or domestic violence.
Causes of mental illness
Researchers are still trying to understand what causes mental illness. It is thought that interactions between certain genetic and environmental factors can increase the risk of mental illness.
Coping with family break-up, separation or divorce
The intense emotions people experience in a relationship break-up are the often same despite gender or sexuality. Thankfully, these feelings do ease.
Tips for women coping with family break-up, separation or divorce
Coping with a family break-up, separation or divorce can be tough. Find out about tips for women on how to deal with the challenges.
Counsellors and counselling
Counsellors work in mental health and other settings. They specialise in building relationships based on discussions between the client and counsellor.