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Highland Domestic Abuse Forum
No one needs to suffer.
Is this happening to you?
You are not to blame.
You can find help.
Abuse can be emotional, physical,sexual and psychological.
Throughout the Highlands many people are subject to abuse in their own homes and in their relationships. They can be young or old, male or female, children or adults.
Iain is a company director who is well respected locally. He is well known for his voluntary work for local charities. his wife Sheila appears to "have everything" but is constantly ridiculed by Iain in front of his friends. She has no friends of her own and is not "allowed" to visit her family. She feels helpless.
For several years Jean (8) and Tom (6) have seen and heard their mother being beaten by their father on a regular basis. Jean is a withdrawn, timid girl who wets the bed frequently and bullies other children at school.
Jack is a gay man in his thirties who has been in a relationship for 7 years. His partner, Norman, hits him but Jack won't leave because he is afraid that he "won't find anyone else".
These are some of the ways in which people suffer domestic abuse.
It is happening in the Highlands.
Rape & Abuse Line
Reach Out Highland
Highland Lesbian Group
|The Highland Domestic Abuse
Forum is a partnership of agencies and individuals working together
against all forms of abuse throughout the Highlands. If you would
like to find out more about the Forum please write to -
c/o 34 Waterloo Place