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Feeling Safe in my home

If you feel like your life is in danger call: 000

If you just need to talk through your feelings call Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800. This is a 24/7 counselling service for anyone up to the age of 25.

If you don’t need to talk to anyone right now, we have got some resources here that can help in the meantime.

You should always feel safe, especially at home. Your home should be a place where you can relax, be comfortable and be yourself. No one should take that away from you.

Remember, someone doesn’t have to be violent for you to feel unsafe. If someone does not respect your personal space – like going through your belongings – that makes you feel unsafe. Someone who constantly threatens you, makes you feel unsafe.

Know that is not your fault. No one should be made to feel unsafe, no matter what. You don’t deserve to feel this way.

If it feels safe to do so, talk to someone about what is happening at home. Talk to someone you trust. It could be a friend, a family member, a teacher, or a counsellor. This will take courage. You might fear what could happen if you do talk to someone else. You might be scared that your family will fall apart. But if your family is making you feel unsafe, they don’t deserve to be together.

Take your time to think about it. Look at the videos, books, and podcasts – they might help you decide.

You are more than your home life, and you deserve better.

Take care of yourself.

Change your perspective and uncover a way forward for you!

Here are some things that can help you with that.

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Great
reads

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson
Sometimes we can be more emotionally mature than our parents. Their lack of emotional maturity can have long lasting effect on us. This book explores that, how to come to terms with those impacts.

Whole Again by Jackson MacKenzie
From a leading voice on recovering from toxic relationships, a deeply insightful guide to getting back to your "old self" again - in order to truly heal and move on.

Running on Empty by Christine Musello and Jonice Webb
This book is for those who feel disconnected from themselves, their friends and family. Those who feel imperfect, and censure themselves. This book will show you how to come to terms with that, empower yourself and move forward.

Great
Films

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
If you haven't watched it by now, it is time - it's a classic. Harry's adopted family treat him horribly

Capernaum
A poor young boy runs away from his house after his parents marry off his underage sister. Later, he sues them in court for bringing him into the world.

Boyhood
After MJ's parents' divorce, he and his sister Samantha live with their mother, whereas the father has visiting rights. Incidents that occur across a period of twelve years mould MJ's life.

Spotify

This playlists is going to help you get your frustrations out

Podcasts

Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain
Emma shares her thoughts, conversations, and advice on topics from relationships and dealing with failure.

Therapy Chat
In this episode the host discusses Childhood Emotional Neglect. What Is It? How does It impact relationships? With Dr Jonice Webb

Awaken Your Wise Women
Feelings disconnect often have roots deep in even seemingly happy childhoods.

Places to find more resources

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