It can be extremely difficult for victims of domestic abuse and violence to reach out for support. This can be for a variety of reasons such as fear, guilt or even confusion. It can also be unclear for someone to identify that they are in fact a victim of domestic abuse, another reason why opening up and seeking support is hard.
Being a victim of domestic abuse can be very isolating and lonely. It can also lead on to issues with self-esteem and mental health as well as at times, physical injuries. At times it can also be completely invisible to an outsider and therefore easy to go unnoticed.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, know someone who is a victim or just want to discuss your situation further, please consider talking to an advisor at the Student Wellbeing Centre.
National Domestic Abuse Freephone Helpline: 0808 2000 247.