Last reviewed on 9 March 2021
The COVID-19 restrictions are particularly difficult if your home isn’t a safe place. If you’ve witnessed or you’re experiencing domestic abuse – or you’re worried that a situation might escalate – there is help available and you are allowed to leave your home during lockdown.
Domestic abuse might involve someone at home being violent towards you, controlling what you do or threatening to harm you. You might also be worried about someone else, such as a sibling or a friend, who may be experiencing domestic abuse. The NSPCC website contains lots of useful information and advice.
Domestic abuse can have a negative impact on your mental wellbeing. It might make you feel sad or angry. You might find it difficult to sleep, eat or concentrate on your schoolwork. Perhaps you feel guilty as you think it might be your fault even though it isn’t.
As London’s digital mental wellbeing service, Good Thinking provides lots of resources to help you manage any feelings of anxiety, stress, low mood and difficulties sleeping. Visit our young people section to find out more.
Useful websites and helplines