Gives information that may help if you have experienced abuse.

Your stories

Who would believe me?

Posted on 07/10/2013

Intrusive thoughts: my experience

J. Grant talks about his experience of coping with intrusive thoughts.

J. Grant
Posted on 24/01/2014

Abuse and eating problems

Georgie talks about how the abuse she's experienced relates to her eating disorder.

Posted on 24/02/2014

Domestic violence

Domestic violence – support for women


helpline: 0808 2000 247 (freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run with Women’s Aid)
[email protected]

Women's Aid (England)

helpline: 0808 2000 247 (freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run with Refuge)
[email protected]

The National Domestic Violence Helpline only offers limited information by email as they don't have the resources to provide ongoing support or in-depth information in this way. When you email the Helpline specify when and if it is safe to respond and to which email address.

Welsh Women's Aid

helpline: 0808 80 10 800

Domestic violence – support for men

Men's Advice Line

helpline: 0808 801 0327 (Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm)
[email protected]
Confidential helpline for all men (in heterosexual or same-sex relationships) experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner.

Domestic violence – support for black and minority ethnic groups

Ashiana Sheffield

helpline: 0114 255 5740 
[email protected]
Aims to help prevent murder and serious harm to black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee women in England, Wales and Scotland as a result of domestic abuse and forced marriage and 'honour'-based violence. Also supports children and young people.

Domestic violence – help for people who inflict violence


Respect phoneline: 0808 802 4040 (Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm)
[email protected]
Runs support services and programmes for people who inflict violence in relationships, including young men and women. Also runs the men's advice line, as above.

Domestic violence – support for young people

Respect not fear

Website for young people about domestic violence.

The Hide Out

Women's Aid website to help young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to them.

Domestic violence and forced marriage

The Forced Marriage Unit

020 7008 0151
[email protected]
Joint initiative between the Foreign Office and Home Office. It assists actual and potential victims of forced marriage, as well as professionals working in the social, educational and health sectors.

This information was published in November 2016.

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