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

Rights of Women

Southall Black Sisters
Domestic violence resource centre for Asian, African, Afro-Caribbean women

Sistah Space 
A space for African heritage women & girls who’ve experienced domestic or sexual abuse or who have lost a loved one to domestic violence.

Chinese Information and Advice Centre
Provides support and information for Chinese people living in the UK. Also runs Sunflower Support Programme for children and teenagers affected by domestic violence.

Jewish Women’s Aid
Provides refuge and/or support to Jewish women and their children affected by domestic abuse.

Muslim Community Helpline
Telephone counselling service for Muslim men and women

Muslim Women’s Network 
A specialist faith and culturally sensitive service for those facing or at risk of abuse

Nour Domestic Violence
Provides Islamic support and advice and raises awareness

Latin American
Latin American Women’s Aid
Provides nationally available services and the only refuge for Latin American women in the UK

Support for refugees and asylum seekers
Refugee Council
Services for refugees and asylum seekers; including children’s services, integration services and information on voluntary returns.