Psychological abuse is any act which makes someone feel ‘less of a person’ and diminishes their sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth.
Victims can be anyone of any age, class, profession, race, nationality, gender or sexuality.
It can include:
- Verbal assault
- Making the people uncertain about themselves and their abilities (lowering their self esteem)
- Threatening some form of violence
- Threatening to abandon or neglect the person
- Name calling
- Insulting the person
- Threatening the person or threatening to take away something that is important to them
- Imitating or mocking the person
- Excluding them from meaningful events or activities
- Making decisions for you without your consent and depriving you of your rights
If you or someone you know needs more information or help, come to the Portland Centre, where you will find genuine support to sustain you whilst you regain control of your life.
This is how we can help you
- A Portland Centre staff member will listen to your problem and discuss your options
- We will seek specialist advice
- If you need extra support, we will accompany you to meetings and appointments
- We will continue to support you throughout the journey to regain control of your life
Just call us on 01305 824333 or e-mail us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre staff member to receive immediate assistance.