What is happening to you?
I’m being controlled by someone
How is someone controlling you?
Here are some examples:
- Stopping you from seeing family and friends
- Keeping your medication away from you
- Taking away your mobility aid
- Taking control of your mobility aid
- Stopping you from spending your money
Nobody has the right to control you.
Who is controlling you?
This might be: A parent, brother, sister, your carer, support worker, girlfriend, boyfriend or friend. This is not good. This is abuse of power.
Where are you?
You might be: At home, at a friend’s house, at an activity, work or school.
There are lots of people ready to help you.
They are people you can trust and might be:
If there is someone in your family who you feel safe with, tell them that someone is controlling you.
If someone is controlling you, you should ask someone you trust to help you tell the police.
There are people who advocate for people with disability when they need help. If someone is controlling you, you may be able to get help from an advocate to make sure you are safe.
If you have a counsellor, or if you can make an appointment to see one, you can tell them that someone is controlling you and they can help to keep you safe.
Find help near where you live
This is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. They can connect you with the right services for the help you need.
You can call our office and if we cannot assist we will try and find the right help for you in your local area.