Domestic abuse affects adults and young people. Young people are increasingly reporting their experiences of abusive relationships. It has been found that teenage girls are more likely to experience sexual violence or feel pushed into sex when they are not ready, particularly if their partner is older than them (NSPCC, 2012).
It can be really confusing to be young and to be in an abusive relationship. But you do not need to go through this alone. There are loads of services that can help you get your confidence back, and get back to living life the way it should be; Fun, full of friends and most importantly with you in control of your body and your future.
If you or a friend of yours is not sure if they are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship you can look at our warning signs page or watch our Youtube clip Tainted love.
The Point offers youth support services for education, training, employment, housing options and support, personal development programmes, sexual health service, drug and alcohol support, positive activities and volunteering.
Address: Riverside Centre, Woolwich High Street, Woolwich SE18 6DF
Phone: 020 8921 822
They support young people who are using or at risk of using drugs or alcohol, those that are concerned about their parents’ or carers’ drug or alcohol use and parents and carers who are concerned about their young person’s drug or alcohol use.
Phone: 020 8921 6907
Free confidential help for young people under 25, whatever the problem.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994
Email: click here for theirwebform
Raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps young adults stay drug-free.