Domestic abuse can happen to anyone from those in first time relationships to those who have been together a long time. It often happens at home and behind closed doors.
Domestic abuse can take the form of physical violence, emotional (threats to kill, humiliation, isolation, harassment and stalking), financial (withholding money, not being allowed to work) and sexual abuse.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse whether its new or has been happening for a long time, help and support is available to you.
You can tell any midwife, your GP, health visitor or get help, support and advice from the following organisations: