Psychological abuse, often referred to as emotional or mental abuse is used to intimidate, threaten and undermine another person. It can have devastating consequences on relationships and all those involved.

Just because there is no physical mark does not mean the abuse isn't real and isn't a problem. This is being taken very seriously in the UK with a new law introduced in 2015 making Psychological abuse / coercive control a crime.

More information

For additional information on the signs of this type of abuse and information on support see coercive control