What is happening to you?
I’m being forced by someone
How is someone forcing you?
Here are some examples:
- Making you give them money
- Making you have an operation or take medicine you don’t want to
- Making you break the law
- Asking you to keep a bad secret for them
- Making you pay for something with sexual favours
Nobody has the right to force you.
Who is forcing you?
This might be: A parent, brother, sister, your carer, support worker, girlfriend, boyfriend or friend. This is not good. This is violence.
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 forcing you to do something.
If someone is forcing you to do something, 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 forcing you to do something, 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 forcing you to do something 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.
Phone their 24/7 Hotline: 1800 737 732
Visit their website: www.1800respect.org.au (recommended in private browsing mode)
You can call our office and if we cannot assist we will try and find the right help for you in your local area.
Phone: 07 3844 4200 or 1300 130 582