Domestic abuse – it’s not your fault.
Domestic abuse is when a person hurts, bullies or takes away the choices of someone they have a close relationship with. Scottish Women’s Aid have lots of good advice for young people about domestic abuse if this is happening to you or someone you know:
‘You may feel scared, angry, upset, depressed, guilty or confused. Whatever you feel is OK. There are no right or wrong feelings. Domestic abuse is not your fault. The person who abuses is responsible – not you or anyone else.’
Check out this film in which young people who’ve been through it explain why talking about domestic abuse can help.
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is listening to 1,000 care experienced voices
“I think it is vital for our voices to be heard. We are the ones that live within the system so we know how it really works and what it feels like, better than anyone else”. Find out why listening to care experienced young people is so important.
Looking for a counsellor?
If you’re really struggling at school and you feel like you need a safe space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, one option you have is to try to find a counsellor who could support you.
Film by young people about domestic abuse
One Voice at a Time – Tackling domestic abuse through the voice of the young.
Your say: young people speak up about domestic abuse
These t-shirts were made by young people at the ‘Our Rights, Our Lives’ event, which explored the issues of children’s rights and domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is when a person hurts, bullies or takes away the choices of someone they have a close relationship with. (more…)