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Here are the resources we found for emotional abuse for young people:
Words Can Hurt: Emotional Abuse
Childline has produced a short video to show just how hurtful words can be, be it friends, family or the people around us. If you need help, make sure to talk to an adult you trust, or Childline.
Angry – Dodie Clark
In this video, Dodie Clark shares her story of an abusive and manipulative relationship that she experienced when she was 17 with her partner who was 22. She shares the things she should have noticed and why she is angry that she failed to notice the signs. In this video she shares the signs and signposts to organisations that can help if you are in an abusive relationship.
How to Overcome Child Emotional Neglect
In this video, Kati Morton talks about what happens when you grow up in an emotional neglectful environment and how it can cause us to believe that our thoughts, feelings, and desires don’t matter. This can lead us to question anything we experience and struggle to trust how we feel.
5 Must Know Signs of Emotional Abuse
This video from Kati Morton highlights 5 signs of emotional abuse. These include degradation, controlling behaviour, accusations, neglect and codependency. These behaviours aren’t just seen in a romantic relationship, they can also be seen in parental or familial relationships as well, but remember emotional abuse is never your fault.
If someone always puts you down, shouts at you, ignores you, or makes you feel bad about yourself, it’s emotional abuse. This should not be happening to you, and it’s not your fault. Childline is here with help and advice on what to do if you’re being emotionally abused.
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.
What is Emotional Abuse?
Most people know what physical abuse is, but when it comes to emotional abuse, people tend to think there is so much more of a ‘grey area’. This webpage from relate covers what emotional is, what constitutes emotional abuse, how you will know if it’s abuse, and what to do if you are suffering from emotional abuse.
How to Recognise Emotional Abuse in Relationships
It can be hard to recognise if you’re being emotionally abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend. It’s even harder to spot when it’s coming from friends, family or other people who are close to you. On this webpage, The Mix gives you a guide to recognising emotional abuse and the tools you’ll need to break free.
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood
NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. A freephone helpline is available and the support team can also be contacted by email. Training courses are provided for professionals who support adult survivors of child abuse.