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Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse occurs when an individual suffers physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse by a current partner, previous partner, or an adult family member.

It can include violence perpetrated by a son, daughter or any other person who has a close or blood relationship with the victim/survivor.

Sufferers may experience a combination of abusive behaviour, for example:

  • physical violence;
  • verbal threats and put downs;
  • psychological and emotional abuse such as isolation from loved ones or humiliation;
  • sexual violence such as rape;
  • financial control such as withholding money.

Both men and women may suffer domestic abuse. It's important to remember that it's not your fault; its the abuser who has the problem - not you.

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Swansea Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy 2023-2026

All citizens in Swansea to be safe, happy and health and live fear free from violence, exploitation, harassment and abuse, in all its forms.


Offers relationship counselling, children and young people's counselling.

Hafan Cymru

A charitable housing association that provides accommodation and support to women, men, their children and young people across Wales.

Live Fear Free Helpline

Helpline for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Swansea Women's Aid

Empowerment, safety and support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Support is also provided for sexually exploited women looking for help.


Provides specialist services for BME communities.

Dyn Wales

The Safer Wales Dyn project provides support to Heterosexual, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender men who are experiencing domestic abuse from a partner.

Hourglass - Action on Elder Abuse

Providing information, advice and support to those experiencing (or at risk of) harm, as well as raising awareness and advocating effective prevention.

Samaritans Cymru

Emotional support for those experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide - 24/7, 365 days a year.


Provides emotional support and advice to children regarding a wide variety of issues.

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Anyone can experience domestic abuse - get help now.

Stop It Now!

Helping prevent child sexual abuse.


When you're living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital.