If you are in immediate danger always call the police, and always dial 999 if it is an emergency. They have a duty to protect and help you.
If you visit any of these websites, please read Refuge's cover your tracks information: refuge.org.uk/discreet
Support for Women
24hr Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women's Aid)
Freephone: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)
Thirty-five years ago Refuge set up the world's first refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence. Since then, Refuge has grown to become the largest provider of emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women and children in the country and the leading voice in the campaign to end domestic violence.
Women's Aid Federation of England
Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)
For women who are expriencing or have experienced physical, mental, sexual or domestic violence or abuse. Offers advice, support and crisis intervention to abused women.
Website for children and young people witnessing domestic violence
Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline (WDAH)
Helpline: 0808 80 10 800
The helpline provides a bilingual free and confidential information and support service for women, children and men in Wales who are experiencing or who have experienced abuse at the hands of someone close to them
Victim Support Helpline
Helpline:0845 30 30 900
Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 7pm
Helpline: 0300 999 5428
Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.
Support for Men
Helpline: 0808 801 0327
Advice and support for men in abusive relationships
Helpline: 01823 334244
The Mankind Initiative supports male victims of domestic violence, though it helps all callers regardless of sex, race or sexual orientation. Call the helpline on 01823 334 244 at any time to receive up-to-date information on helpline availability or check out services at website. There is also a referral system for single men or men with children fleeing from domestic violence
Men's Advice Line
Helpline: 020 8644 9914
Monday and Wednesday, 9am to 10pm
Offers advice, information and listening support for men with experience of domestic abuse. Includes help for men in same-sex and heterosexual relationships
Helpline: 0871 223 9986 (8am to 8pm daily)
Provides free practical advice and support to men who have been abused
Helpline for Male Victims of Domestic Violence: 0808 801 0327
Helpline for Domestic Violence Perpetrators: 0808 802 4040
Association for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services.