Domestic abuse helplines
If you believe there is an immediate risk of harm to someone, or it is an emergency, you should always call 999.
HELPLINE: 0808 2000 247(Freephone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline - run in partnership between Women’s Aid & Refuge)
Women's Aid are a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.
For information and support, visit womensaid.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)refuge.org.uk
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.
Bright Sky Domestic Abuse App
Bright Sky App
Available in 4 languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi and Polish. A unique UK-wide directory of specialist domestic abuse support services with contact details. A secure My Journal tool to record incidents of abuse via text, audio, video or photo form, without any of the content being saved on the device itself. Questionnaires to assess the safety of a relationship, plus a section on dispelling myths around domestic and sexual abuse. Links to further resources and information on topics around domestic abuse.
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.
Helpline: 0800 5999 247
Karma Nirvana is an award-winning National charity supporting victims and survivors of Honour Based Abuse and Forced Marriages.They provide the only national helpline supporting victims and helping professionals around disclosures and best practise on how tohandle such cases. The helpline is free and accessible to anyone who has concerns or is experiencing abuse.
Helpline: 0207 920 6460
IKWRO - Women’s Rights Organisation is an award-winning charity founded (as the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation) in 2002 by Executive Director, Diana Nammi in response to the “honour” killing of her British-Iraqi interpreter. As testament to its success and in response to huge need, IKWRO has expanded and now provides unique and vital support for women and girls from all Middle Eastern, North African and Afghan communities living in the UK who are at risk of “honour” based abuse, child and forced marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence and raises awareness of and promotes women’s rights.
Ask for ANI / SafeLives
If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy. ‘ANI’ stands for Action Needed Immediately but also phonetically sounds like the name Annie. If a pharmacy has the ’ logo on display, it means they’re ready to help. They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services.
For help and information visit https://safelives.org.uk/
Missing People - https://missingpeople.org.uk/
National stalking helpline Suzy Lampugh - https://www.suzylamplugh.org/
UN Women working for gender equalityhttps://www.unwomenuk.org/