Family violence thrives in secrecy – don’t keep it a secret if you are experiencing violence, using violence or witnessing violence.

The 0800 Family Violence Information Line (0800 456 450) provides self-help information and connects people to services where appropriate. It is available seven days a week, from 9am to 11pm, with an after-hours message redirecting callers in the case of an emergency.

There’s also heaps of great info at areyouok.org.nz.