Useful Links

Here is some contact information for organisations that can help:

If you are concerned for your own or some else’s immediate safety ring the Police on 999.

National Helplines (Women)

0808 2000 247 – Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Womens Aid Federation of England and Refuge.

The Helpline service provides support, information and a listening ear to women and children experiencing domestic violence and plays a pivotal role in assisting women and children to access a place of safety in a women’s refuge.

The Helpline also offers support and information to friends, family members and external agencies that are calling on behalf of a woman.

The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by fully trained female Helpline support workers and volunteers. Helpline staff will discuss the available options for women and children experiencing domestic violence and, if appropriate, refer callers on to refuges and other sources of help and information. Our aim is to make women aware of the options so that they can make informed choices.

The Helpline is a member of Language Line and can provide access to an interpreter for non-English speaking callers. The Helpline can also access the BT Type Talk Service.

The 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline will also refer male callers who require help to appropriate support services.

You can also contact the 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline and local domestic violence services by: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Post: P.O.Box 391, Bristol, BS99 7WS

0800 917 1414 – Northern Ireland Women’s Aid 24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline

0800 027 1234 – Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 80 10 800 – Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline

National Helplines (Men)

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327 (Run By Respect)
Monday-Friday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm

www.mensadviceline.org.uk

info@mensadviceline.org.uk

The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. This includes all men – in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. The Men’s Advice Line offers emotional support, practical advice and information on a wide range of services for further help and support.

Mankind – 01823 334244
Monday-Friday 10-4pm and 7-9pm

www.mankind.org.uk

The ManKind Initiative is a national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.

Men’s Aid – 0871 223 9986 
Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm

www.mensaid.com

Men’s Aid is a registered charity which has been set up in Milton Keynes to provide free practical advice and support to men who have been abused.

LGBT Helpline

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline is a UK-wide specialist confidential service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence. The helpline can be accessed anonymously. Staff offer information, support and advice including referrals to other services as necessary.

Number of the Helpline – 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428

Opening Times:

10am – 8pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 5pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
1pm – 5pm Friday
(1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service).

 

Deafhope

DeafHope is the UK’s only sign-language based service to help deaf women and children who suffer from domestic abuse.

Deaf women are more at risk of domestic abuse than hearing women.

When sign language is the main way you communicate it can be very hard to get help.

Text 07970 350366

Voice/minicom 020 8772 3241

Fax 020 8772 3242

email deafhope@signhealth.org.uk

http://www.signhealth.org.uk/deafhope/

Advice for Perpetrators

0808 802 4040 – Respect
Monday-Friday 10am-1pm

www.respectphoneline.org.uk

info@respectphoneline.org.uk

Respect is the UK association for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services. Domestic Violence is most often perpetrated by men against women, but does occur in same sex relationships and in a small number of cases from women to men.

Because of this, the Respect Phone line will specialise in providing services to male perpetrators, but will also be available for female perpetrators and those in same sex relationships.

Useful Websites

Testimonials

  • "I have found the support from Southern Domestic Abuse Service life saving for me. Without the support I couldn't imagine how my family and I could have moved on with our lives. I am eternally grateful for all your support both emotionally and advisory. I have gained so much more self worth from your help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." Sandra

  • "I have found the support from Southern Domestic Abuse Service life saving for me. Without the support I couldn't imagine how my family and I could have moved on with our lives. I am eternally grateful for all your support both emotionally and advisory. I have gained so much more self worth from your help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." Kerrie

  • "From the circumstances I left behind, I have felt safe living in this house. I have had good times and bad, but I am really grateful for all of your help, you have provided me with. Thank you." Ruth

  • "Thank you SDAS for teaching me how to play the game. I am back in control of my life and my self esteem." Donna