Getting help

If you or someone you know needs help the national services below can provide telephone or on-line support and can direct you to services in your area.

If you need help urgently, call the police on 999.


  • National Domestic Violence Helpline
    0808 2000 247
    24 hour helpline operated in partnership with Women's Aid and Refuge.
  • The National Stalking Helpline
    0808 802 0300
    Helpline available 9.30am-4pm weekdays (except Wed 1.00pm-4pm)
  • Honour Network Helpline
    0800 5999 247
    Operated by Karma Nirvana, this helpline is unique as those who call have the option to speak to a survivor whose experience is invaluable in supporting the caller's decision making process.
  • Men's Advice Line
    0808 801 0327
    The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. This includes all men - in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.
  • National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline
    0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428
    A national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic violence. 
  • Rape Crisis
    0808 802 9999 (12-2.30pm, 7-9.30pm every day)
    Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides co-ordination for the national network of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales.
  • Childline
    0800 1111
    Free and confidential advice for children and young people provided by phone, email, message boards and online chat.


If you are a perpetrator needing help please go to:

  • Respect
    0808 802 4040
    Phoneline for people who are concerned about their abusive behaviour towards a partner or family member.
  • Stop It Now
    0808 1000 900
    Support for people who are looking to stop inappropriate thoughts or behaviour towards children.