If you are worried that your partner, or that of a friend or family member, is controlling and abusive, go to Women’s Aid for support and information, including:
- Live Chat – open from 10 am – 6 pm seven days a week for confidential expert support from specialist support workers
- The Survivors’ Forum– for peer-to-peer support, open 24/7
- The Survivor’s Handbook – for practical support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse, with simple guidance on every aspect of seeking support.
- The Domestic Abuse Directory – for local services.
If you want to access support over the phone, you can call:
National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 – (run by Refuge)
The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327 (run by Respect)
The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428 (run by Galop)
Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123
Rights of Women advice lines, there are a range of services available.