The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit have partnered with local authorities in the area to launch a domestic abuse campaign which will run between Friday 14th May 2021 and Friday 23rd July 2021.

Using eight short YouTube animations, the aim of the campaign is to encourage anyone experiencing domestic abuse to ask for help and support. The animations are based on real life experiences of people living in South Yorkshire and explain how things started well but then became abusive. Through accessing support, these survivors are now living happy lives away from harm.

Video animations sharing real life experiences of domestic abuse

The YouTube animations can be watched via the links below and have subtitles available in different languages.

  1. A story of male on female domestic abuse
  2. The different types of domestic abuse
  3. A story of female on male domestic abuse
  4. A story of abuse from a gay man
  5. A story of honour based abuse
  6. A young person’s story of abuse
  7. A story of male on female domestic abuse

How to get help if you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship

Doncaster Domestic Abuse Hub - 01302 737 080

IDAS Barnsley - 03000 110 110

IDAS Sheffield - 0808 808 2241

Rotherham Rise - 0330 202 0571

National 24-hour Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 2000 247
If there is immediate danger, please call 999

Call 101 to report an incident of domestic abuse that has already happened.


Please click on the links below to download leaflets with further information and details of how to access support.

What is domestic abuse?  (this covers information on the types of domestic abuse, how to spot the signs and how to get support)

Domestic abuse affects young people too

Mental, emotional & digital abuse

Honour-based abuse & forced marriage

Coercive control & economic abuse

Sexual abuse

Physical abuse

To download leaflets in Urdu, please visit this website


Poster - domestic abuse affects the whole family