Being hurt is not OK

No one has the right to hurt you either physically or emotionally including parents, partners or friends.

If someone is hurting you physically or emotionally you should tell someone such as a parent, friend, counsellor or the police.

Physical or sexual assault or emotional abuse is never OK, no matter who it is that is doing it to you – even if they tell you that they love you afterwards.  No-one deserves to be hurt, and no-one should tell you that it is your fault.  You need to keep in mind that if it has happened once, it’s more likely that it will happen again.

If someone is hurting you then you need to remove yourself from the situation, and seek help.

If you are in an emergency situation, call 000.

If you need help, you can talk to a specialist domestic and family violence counsellor 24 hours, 7 days a week by calling the 1800Respect National Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732.