It can be difficult to see friends in unhealthy relationships, but it can sometimes be hard to know what to do or say. Sometimes the best approach might be having conversations with your friend around their current relationship. Throughout this conversation you can raise your concerns, ask questions, and support your friend to access some professional support. Have a look at Kid’s Helpline via the link below for some tips on how to have this conversation. https://kidshelpline.com.au/young-adults/issues/my-friends-partner-abusive
If you feel like your friend is at risk to harm or you don’t feel comfortable having this conversation, inform a trusted adult about what is happening such as a teacher, the school counsellor or a parent. Someone like a school counsellor is trained to have these conversations and can link your friend into further support options.
Always remember that no matter what you say or do, it is up to your friend to decide what they do with their relationship. Although you might be able to see the unhealthy behaviours in the relationship, your friend will not make changes or seek support until they are ready. It can be difficult supporting your friend in an unhealthy relationship so make sure you practice self-care, implement coping strategies, and seek support for yourself if needed.