Domestic Abuse Support & Resources

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*** If you are unable to talk you can use the Silent Solution of calling 999 and pressing 55 when prompted. ***

Domestic abuse includes physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse as well as financial control, harassment and stalking, online digital abuse and coercive control. It can be one isolated incident or a pattern of incidents.

Below we share the details of some of the organisations and resources available to help those experiencing domestic abuse in UK:

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is run by Refuge and offers free, confidential support 24 hours a day to victims and those who are worried about friends and loved ones. Telephone and TypeTalk: 0808 2000 247

The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. Telephone: 0808 801 0327  Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk

Galop runs the National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline. Telephone: 0800 999 5428 TypeTalk: 18001 020 7704 2040 Email: help@galop.org.uk

Women’s Aid has a live chat service available Mondays to Fridays between 10am and 12pm as well as an online survivor’s forum. You can also find your local domestic abuse service on their website. The Survivor’s Handbook, created by Women’s Aid, provides information on housing, money, helping your children and your legal rights.

Karma Nirvana runs a national honour-based abuse and forced marriage helpline. If you are unable to call or email, you can send a message securely on the website. Telephone: 0800 5999 247 Email: support@karmanirvana.org.uk

HollieGuard.com is a free app that turns your phone into a personal safety alarm.

Chayn provides online help and resources in a number of languages about identifying manipulative situations and how friends can support those being abused.

Imkaan are a women’s organisation addressing violence against black and minority women and girls.

Stay Safe East provides advocacy and support services to disabled victims and survivors of abuse. Telephone: 020 8519 7241 Text: 07587 134 122 Email: enquiries@staysafe-east.org.uk

SignHealth provides domestic abuse service support for deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL). Telephone: 020 3947 2601 Text/WhatsApp/Facetime: 07970 350366 Email: da@signhealth.org.uk

Shelter provides free confidential information, support and legal advice on all housing and homelessness issues including a webchat service.

Sexual Assault Referral Centres provide advice and support services to victims and survivors of sexual assault or abuse.

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***If you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police. If you are unable to talk you can use the Silent Solution of calling 999 and pressing 55 when prompted. ***

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