What are my options?

Recognising that you are being abused is an important step. Where you go from here is up to you. You may feel you need time to think about your situation. Or perhaps you have already made up your mind to leave. Whatever you decide, your safety and that of your children is always the priority.

Take it one step at a time. You don't have to decide whether to leave the relationship right away, if at all. Only you know what the right decision for you is.

We have put together some information on your legal options, safety planning, housing options, reporting assaults, Immigration Guidelines and refuge. We have also listed some other agencies that might be able to support you.

Women's Aid is there to support you whatever you decide. We can discuss your situation in detail with you if you call our National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Find out more how Women's Aid can help.