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Help for Domestic Violence and Abuse Victims


What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment in a relationship or between family members.

It may involve controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour.

Around 2.4 million adults experience domestic abuse each year.

1.6 million women and 786,000 men.

This figure will become even higher during Covid lockdown.

Domestic abuse is not acceptable.

Nobody deserves to live in fear.

You are worth more.

The abuser has committed a crime.

Helplines for Domestic Abuse

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.

If it is not an emergency:

Refuge Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 200 0247 www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
Victim Support 0808 1689 111 www.victimsupport.org.uk
Women's Aid Online chat service www.womensaid.org.uk
Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Rape Crisis (England and Wales) 0808 802 9999 www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Respect phoneline 0808 802 4040 www.respectphoneline.org.uk

Help lines are there to listen and provide advice.

Help lines will not make you do anything.

Help with thoughts and feelings

FreeYourMind.UK can help with irrational feelings of fear, trauma or anger.

Contact us now for specialist advice or to tell us about another link to add:

You may also be interested in our relationship therapy page, for help with relationships online, in London and Guildford (Surrey).

Keywords: Domestic violence, Domestic abuse, help lines, victim support.