Women’s Aid https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/helpline/ and www.refuge.org.uk
The 24hr freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge) is available on 0808 2000 247 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It is answered by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence. All calls to the helpline are free from mobiles and landlines. Before you call:
Be sure that you are safe when you call the helpline. This means that the perpetrator of the abuse is not in the same property as you (even if they are in another room, the garden or asleep). The helpline worker needs to ensure you are not overheard to keep you safe from harm. It’s important to be aware that the perpetrator of the abuse may overhear your call and any information provided by the helpline worker.
Support for men
A helpline for male victims of domestic violence, age not important.
0808 801 0327 (free from landlines and most mobiles)
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Women’s Domestic Abuse Helpline
Call: 0161 636 7525
The Helpline is confidential and you do not have to give your name. Remember that someone else may have access to your telephone bills that may be itemised. If you don’t want people at home to know you have rung the Helpline, ring from a friend’s house or a phone box, we will always phone you back. Deals with enforced marriages.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4 pm excluding bank holidays.
How to Report Domestic Violence to Us
For an immediate response call 999
Police non-emergency number 101 - call if you are concerned about another person too.