Emotional harm or Psychological harm

Many people experience psychological and emotional harm as a result of threats of harm, being left alone, humiliation, intimidation, causing distress, verbal abuse, bullying, blaming, constant criticism, controlling, depriving contact with others.

Some people, by virtue of their current circumstances may be more susceptible to being harmed.  

The following may indicate that an adult is being psychologically or emotionally harmed:

  • anxious
  • afraid
  • upset
  • overly confused
  • afraid of someone
  • behaviour change
  • withdrawn 
  • disturbed sleeping pattern
  • incontinence

The above list is not exhaustive, it is for guidance purposes only.

If you have any concerns, please report them using the telephone numbers above.

You may also find useful information on the following sites:

The Patient Advocacy Group have produced a useful guide How to deal with Cyberbullying & Substance Abuse