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Are you a Victim of Domestic Violence? Get Help Today

It is a sad fact that nearly 25% of women and 16% of men become victims of domestic violence at some point in their life and many of these people are unknown to authorities and suffer in silence.

If you are a victim or you know of someone who is suffering physical or emotional abuse, please share this blog as we have listed below many organisations who provide emergency refuges, national helplines and psychological support 24 hours a day.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month October

Refuge logoRefuge 24hr Domestic Helpline 0808 2000 247 (Freephone)

The Refuge 24hr Domestic Helpline is run in partnership with Women’s Aid to provide emotional and practical guidance and support. The helpline workers will explore options and help the caller to escape the abuse.

The network of Emergency Refuges not only give women and children a warm and safe place to flee, but it also provides much needed space and time to make decisions about their future. Specialist staff and child support workers are on hand to provide emotional and practical support.

Refuge also offer expert guidance for women going through civil and criminal courts, community outreach for women who don’t want to leave their home but still need support and advice, and culturally specific services for minority ethnic groups who find it difficult to access mainstream support services. For further information please visit www.refuge.org.uk

Refuge recognise that men can also be victims of domestic violence and do run a number of services for male victims across the country, primarily advocacy and outreach services. For further information, please visit www.refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/help-for-men/

MensAdviceLine LogoMen’s Advice Line – Helpline 0808 801 0327

36% of male victims live in a household with children or another adult and because men are twice as likely to not tell anyone about the abuse they are suffering, many men do not receive the help and support they need.

The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner or from other family members. Trained advisors provide emotional support, help and advice to heterosexual, gay and bi male victims of domestic violence. www.mensadviceline.org.uk

National Helplines

Confidential advice, support and information for victims of domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247

Shelter - Housing Advice Freephone 24hr Helpline – 0808 800 4444

NSPCC Childline - 24hr Freephone Helpline – 0808 800 5000

Respect – Choose to Stop hurting the one you love – Free Helpline 0808 802 4040 9am-5pm
Helpline offering advice, information and support to domestic violence perpetrators who want to stop abusing their loved one.  

Websites for Further Information

Fleeing Domestic Violence – Housing Rights Information

Emergency Housing for Male Victims of Domestic Violence

Victim Support – Domestic Violence Advocates, Outreach Services, Supportline 0808 1689 111

Women’s Aid – Support and guidance to victims of domestic violence

NAPAC – Supporting recovery from child abuse for adult survivors – Supportline 0808 801 0331