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Domestic violence line (24 hours)1800 65 64 63 if you are in immediate danger call 000
Helping someone else
If someone you know is a domestic violence victim there are things you can do to help.
Common warning signs include:
For more information, see what is domestic violence? and recognising it.
If you are approaching a friend or family member to talk about domestic violence, wait until they are alone and it is safe to speak. Let them know that you are worried about them and ask if they are ok. Don’t push them to talk if they are uncomfortable, but let them know that you’re there if they need to talk. Also tell them about support services that can help, such as the NSW Domestic Violence Line - 1800 65 64 63.
If someone confides in you about experiencing domestic violence, your response is very important and can make a real difference. If the victim feels supported by the people around them, they are more likely to seek help. Remember to:
Supporting a friend or relative who is being abused can be frightening, stressful and sometimes frustrating. If you need to talk to someone, Lifeline is a 24 hour support service that can be contacted on 13 11 14.
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