If you think you are in immediate danger please call 999
The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
For additional support, such as advice on how to access refuge accommodation and specialist domestic violence services, call the 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline.
The helpline is staffed around the clock by fully trained support workers who can listen to your experience and offer advice without judgement. It is free to call and completely confidential. Interpreters can be accessed for non-English speakers and services are available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
If you do not feel able to speak over the phone you can use Refuge’s live chat service from Monday to Friday between 3pm and 10pm.
Respect Men’s Advice Line
Freephone 0808 8010327
Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday – 10:00am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 10:00 to 11:00am and 3:00 to 4:00pm
Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence
Weekdays 10am to 4pm
Freephone 0800 9995428
Monday to Friday – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday – 10:00am to 8:00pm
Email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Webchat and chatbot
Wednesday and Thursday – 5pm to 8pm (Open 5 days a week and closed at weekends and on bank holidays. You will be called back if you can’t get through the first time.) The chatbot is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for those who do not need immediate help.
Freephone 116 123 – 24 hour service
Christmas and New Year contacts
VOICES will be closed for some days over Christmas and New Year. We wish all our wonderful clients, partners and supporters a peaceful and healthy holiday. Please find the details of our opening hours and contact information during the period here. Contact details for other specialist services are available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/voicescharity
Survivor-led organisations deserve safe spaces
VOICES is calling for whole community support to ensure organisations created by and for survivors of domestic abuse can flourish in safety.
A German school’s initiative for safety in public spaces
A vocational school in Hennef, Germany marked the 40th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism with an unusual and inspiring initiative. The institution is one among a national network of “Courage Schools”, and their campaign showed that combatting violence against women and girls is everybody’s business.