Everyone has the right to feel happy and safe, wherever they are and whoever they are with. However, sometimes people can be hurt by others, leaving them feeling unsafe. If an individual is being hurt by someone, this is called abuse.

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.


This is a free to access resource, which aims to inform the reader about abuse, which comes in many forms. The information given is clear and concise, and the language used is easy to understand, so it should be accessible be everyone.

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Some of the topics discussed in the linked resources are challenging, and potentially upsetting. If you are a young person experiencing mental health difficulties or other issues highlighted by the resources, please seek the support of a trusted adult. If you need immediate help, please visit this page for information on what to do.