If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and then press 55. This will transfer your call to the relevant police force who will assist you without you having to speak.


What is domestic abuse? A pattern of behaviour on the part of the abuser designed to control his partner. It can happen at any point in a relationship, including after you have split up. It is a crime.

Taken from National DA Helpline, read more here. 

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Ask for Ani - The Ask for ANI at a pharmacy allows those at risk or suffering from abuse to discreetly signal that they need help and access support. By asking for ANI, a trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can understand if the victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services such as a national or local domestic abuse helplines.

National Domestic Abuse / Refuge - seek support & access specialist refuge accommodation:

Open 24/7 - freephone 0808 2000 247 - Online chat available

Citizens Advice - Citizens Advice is a network of charities throughout the UK that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems: 

9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri - England freephone 0800 144 8848 - Wales freephone 0800 702 2020

Samaritans - providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland:

24/7 - freephone 116 123 - email jo@samaritans.org 

Childline - Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday:

24/7 - freephone 0800 1111 - Online chat available 

Respect - help people change their behaviours & those supporting victims:

24/7 - freephone 0808 802 4040 - info@respectphoneline.org.uk 

Respectconfidential men’s advice line for male victims of domestic abuse & those supporting victims: 

24/7 - freephone 0808 801 0327 - info@mensadviceline.org.uk

We are always here, you're not alone - lucy@sixstories.co.uk