Supporting someone who is experiencing domestic or family violence can be difficult and frustrating. If you are supporting a friend or family member you could:

  • get some support for yourself: talk to a counsellor, the 1800RESPECT Helpline (1800 737 732), a trusted friend or family member (but be careful not to break confidentiality);
  • be clear with yourself and your friend about how much and what type of support you can give; or
  • remember that your support, whether you see it or not, is very valuable.