Many of us experience abuse within relationships and reaching out can be difficult. Here are some domestic abuse support helplines in the UK


  • You are not alone
  • You are not to blame

If you are in immediate danger dial 999

If you need to access domestic abuse support, you can call:

National Domestic Abuse 24hr Helpline – 0808 2000 247 – www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ (run by Refuge)

The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327 (run by Respect)

The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428 (run by Galop)

Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123

Women’s Aid have a chat service, survivors handbook and information if you are worried about someone you love or your children.

Welsh Women’s Aid call 24/7 on 0808 80 10 800 They also have a chat service.

Women’s Aid Scotland – Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline remains fully operational during the coronavirus pandemic. Call 24/7 on 0800 027 1234

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