What is happening to you?
I’m being scared by someone
How is someone scaring you?
Here are some examples:
- 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:
If there is someone in your family who you feel safe with, tell them that someone is scaring you.
If someone is scaring 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 scaring 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 scaring 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.