Is my behaviour Abusive?
This section gives advice if you are abusing someone that you know
Domestic abuse is any form of physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual abuse.
It usually takes place between two people who are, or have lived together (but can extend to other family members).
Do you say or do things to scare your partner, ex partner or a family member?
Some abuse is illegal and you can be prosecuted even if your victim declines to support the case.
Domestic abuse can have a damaging effect on children. Even if children are not in the same room, they can often hear the abuse or may see injuries on a parent. Living with domestic abuse can have an effect on both the cognitive and emotional development of a child.
You have a choice about being abusive.
If you want to stop abusing there are programmes that can help you:
Making Changes is a local programme run by the West Berkshire Domestic Abuse Forum.
It is designed for any man over the age of 18yrs who is violent or abusive towards a female partner or ex partner.
Making Changes consists of 2 assessment sessions and a 24 week group work programme.
The group work takes place in Newbury on a weekday evening for 2 hours.
The programme is free of charge to any man living in the West Berkshire Council area.
To refer yourself onto the programme call the programme coordinator on : 01635 264694
Contact Respect Phone line on 0845 122 8609
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
You can also email with your enquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textphone users dial 18001 0845 122 8609
You can download a leaflet written for men who think they may be abusing someone. It was produced by the Men's Health Forum. See the icon at the bottom of this page.
You can visit the Men's Health Forum Here