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IMECE Women's Centre Advice and Information Line offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here...


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Womankind Helpline provides free and confidential listening support over the phone and online chat. We support all women aged...


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Eve Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS). We are here to...


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You can talk to Victim Support Supportline fully trained staff in confidence (and anonymously if you prefer). We offer...


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The Bridgeway Helpline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here for everyone in...


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Next Chapter Helpline, Compass, is dedicated to providing free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help everyone in...


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The Salvation Army Modern Slavery Referral Helpline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We help...


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The Royal British Legion Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone and online chat. We are here to...


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Call the YoungMinds Parents Helpline for detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person's...


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SAIL Helpline is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and information by phone. We exist to help adults in...


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Age UK Advice Line offers free, confidential support by phone, email and webchat when available. We provide information and...


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EVA Women’s Aid is a woman-only organisation, independent of the criminal justice system, statutory agencies and other private...


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Our Helpline provides free and confidential support and information by phone. We are here for anyone in England who may require...


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Breaking the Silence Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist to help adults, youth,...


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If you are seeking support or emergency accommodation in relation to domestic abuse you can contact the Safe2Speak Domestic...


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As a family and community support network, Aanchal provides a safe place where people find hope so they can believe and say ‘I...


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Are you experiencing abuse or domestic violence? Contact a hotline in England for support

Many women, children, and men in the world are victims of domestic abuse– this is any behaviour that maintains control over a spouse, partner, family member, or girlfriend/boyfriend. Abuse may be expressed physically, emotionally, verbally, sexually, or financially, and you may feel threatened, controlled or coerced.

Setting free from an abuser may feel impossible. You are probably terrified and feel trapped. However, many victims of abuse and domestic violence have made it. With the help of 16 hotlines in England that support with abuse and domestic violence, you can live without having to endure these symptoms of abuse:

  • Fear of your partner/family member much of the time
  • Feeling like you can’t do anything right for your partner/family member
  • Being forced to have sex or perform other sexual activities that you don’t want to
  • You are being isolated from friends and family members
  • Your partner/family member is acting excessively jealously
  • Your partner/family member blames you for how they behave
  • Being exposed to intimidation and coercion
  • Any form of physical harm (hitting, slapping, strangling, kicking, burning, cutting)

You might feel completely alone if you are a victim of abuse and domestic violence. Many people in your position tend to hide what they are experiencing. However, know that it is nothing to be ashamed of. The abuse and everything about it is absolutely not your fault.

There is no universal recipe for setting free from abuse and domestic violence. However, know that many women, children, and men in England have made it. The first step in the process is opening up to a trusted and understanding person. Then, you can find your way out.

If you feel like you might need support today, try reaching out to a hotline in England. It's free and confidential.


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