Psychological & Emotional Abuse

Psychological and emotional abuse is the infliction of mental or emotional anguish by threat, humiliation or other verbal or non-verbal conduct.

Psychological and emotional abuse can include:

  • Verbal assaults
  • Humiliation
  • Threats
  • Harassment
  • Intimidation
  • Other abusive behaviours which result in emotional or psychological distress

Psychological abuse may make the older person feel ashamed or powerless and often occurs in combination with other forms of abuse.

For free, confidential information on a situation you believe may involve psychological or emotional abuse please contact Seniors Rights Victoria on 1300 368 821.

Our experienced people are available to offer support and assistance. We honour the trust shown to us and respect the choices our clients make.