If you or a friend need help

we are here to listen.

Information and support

I need help

Our online Survivor’s Handbook has in-depth information about everything from finances to housing and breaking free from abuse.

Call us

Contact the Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline – run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge.

0808 2000 247

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Please note we can not respond to emails by telephone as safety may be compromised. If you wish to speak to somebody please call the helpline number.

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“I didn’t know I was experiencing domestic abuse for a long time.

I remember feeling so relieved the very first time I rang the helpline that someone understood exactly what I was going through.” – Survivor


What is domestic abuse?

Find out more about domestic abuse.

Are you experiencing domestic abuse?

Ask yourself these simple questions.


I’m worried about someone else

Advice for supporting friends and family members and keeping yourself safe.

Love Respect

We want young women to be empowered to know what is healthy and unhealthy in their relationships.

Survivors Forum

A safe, anonymous space for women (over 18) who have been affected by domestic abuse to share their experiences and support one another.


Find a local support

Find refuges and domestic abuse services in your area.

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Children and young people

The Hideout provides information, advice and support for children and young people.

Visit The Hideout

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