Useful organisations

This list is not exhaustive. There is likely to be a support service in your area. 

Women's Aid

0808 2000 247

Offers a free 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline and an online guide 'The Survivors Handbook'. Children may also benefit from visiting their kids' website called 'The Hideout'. Provides a list of regional centres and services - see the Domestic Abuse Directory.

Refuge

0808 2000 247

Works in partnership with Women's Aid to provide advice and support to anyone experiencing domestic violence. Provides safe, emergency accommodation throughout the UK.

Women's Domestic Violence Helpline

0161 636 7525

Manchester-based organisation offering national advice, information and telephone counselling. Helpline open Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm.

MALE (Men's advice line and enquiries)

0808 801 0327

Support and advice for male victims of domestic violence, information for their families and for men who want to change their violent and abusive behaviour. Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm.

Pathway Project

01543 676 800

Organisation based in Staffordshire offering a free national 24-hour helpline and refuge accommodation, as well as counselling and support groups, including children's therapeutic play sessions.

Southall Black Sisters

0208 571 0800

Resource centre based in London providing a service for women who are experiencing violence or abuse. Offers advice, group therapy and counselling, including in Hindi and Urdu.

Shelter

0808 800 444

Practical help for victims of homelessness. 8am to midnight seven days a week.

Everyman Project

0207 263 8884

Offers counselling and support to men who want to change their violent or abusive behaviour. 

Men's advice line

0808 801 0327

A confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic abuse from a partner or ex-partner.

NSPCC

0808 800 500

Free access to current information on child abuse, child protection and safeguarding in England and Wales. 

Respect phoneline

0808 802 4040

Helpline for anyone concerned about their violence or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner.