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Are you abusing someone?

If you’re concerned that your behaviour towards your partner or close family member is causing them harm, or that you are jeopardising your relationship, it’s OK to seek help, and support is available to you.

Respect is a national charity that supports perpetrators of domestic abuse to change their behaviour. The charity encourages you to think about your behaviour and the things that you have done, and how these have impacted on those around you. The charity’s website provides information and advice to perpetrators, and can be visited at www.respect.uk.net.

The Respect Helpline has helped thousands of people, both men and woman, over the last decade. The helpline is free and can be accessed between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. More information on the helpline can be found at www.respectphoneline.org.uk.

For people living in Derbyshire, there is also the Derbyshire Countywide Voluntary Perpetrator Programme, which provides group sessions for heterosexual men who are abusive to their female partners or ex-partners. The project will expand their services on a one to one basis for female perpetrators and for perpetrators from the LGBT community. For more information please call 07771 379278 or call the Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline on 08000 198 668.