Abuse in relationships can happen to anyone. It’s not normal, it’s never okay and definitely not part of a healthy relationship. It isn’t always physical, it can be emotional and sexual abuse too. If your relationship leaves you feeling scared, intimidated or controlled, it’s possible you’re in an abusive relationship.
If you’re experiencing abuse, or have done in the past, please remember that you’re not to blame and there are people who can help you.Helpful resources:
- Relate Plymouth provides a range of counselling services for those who are having difficulties with their relationships.
- Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.
Additional self-help resources
We also have a range of leaflets, presentations and audio files created by staff at the University that may be helpful.
If something is causing you concern, is upsetting or distressing you, then it may help to talk about it in a safe environment.
If you are a partnership student please find out what support your institution offers.
For students studying on the Plymouth and Truro campus, you can seek support and professional advice from: