What is happening to you?

I’m being scared by someone

Drawing of a shadowy figure holding two young children away from their parents

How is someone scaring you?

Here are some examples:

Someone is…

  • Saying they will send you or your children away
  • Telling you nobody will believe or help you
  • Saying they will hurt you or someone you love
  • Saying they will take away your belongings
  • Saying they won’t be your friend anymore

Nobody has the right to scare you.

Here is a video about mates abusing your friendship:

Who is scaring 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:

Your family

 

If there is someone in your family who you feel safe with, tell them that someone is scaring you.

Police

 

If someone is scaring you, you should ask someone you trust to help you tell the police.

Disability advocates

 

There are people who advocate for people with disability when they need help. If someone is scaring you, you may be able to get help from an advocate to make sure you are safe.

Counsellors

 

If you have a counsellor, or if you can make an appointment to see one, you can tell them that someone is scaring you and they can help to keep you safe.

Find help near where you live

1800 RESPECT

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)


QAI Office

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
Email: qai@qai.org.au