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.

For more information please How To Get HelpWomen's Aid: The Survivors Handbook

Women's Aid

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.

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Helpline: 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.

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.