If you feel frightened or intimidated, if you have been hurt or you are being controlled by a partner, ex-partner or family member, there is help for you. Please reach out and speak to someone trained to provide you with the emotional and practical support that you and your family need to stay safe.
If you are concerned that you might be behaving in an abusive or controlling way, you can also access support.
- Women's Aid offers support through live chat and email, information and resources, and a forum to connect with other domestic abuse survivors.
- Pharmacies, banks and selected jobcentres across the UK provide Safe Spaces in their consultation rooms for people experiencing domestic abuse. You can find you nearest Safe Space here.
- Men can call the Men's Advice Line on 0808 8010 327 (Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm), or visit the webchat at Men's Advice Line for non-judgemental information and support.
- If you identify as LGBT+ you can call Galop on 0800 999 5428 for emotional and practical support. They also offer various support services and an online community to connect with others who have experienced domestic abuse.
- Karma Nirvana offer a helpline 0800 5999 247 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) for anyone affected by forced marriage and honour crimes.
- Visit the Surrey Against Domestic Abuse website for further information and support, and to access independent and confidential services.
- East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services (ESDAS) offers a range of support options including counselling, advice and support via phone and email, and recovery support groups.
- Call the Surrey Domestic Abuse Advice Line on 01483 776 822. Lines are open between 9am and 9pm, 7 days a week.
- Visit the Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service website which includes details of different organisations that can help you, and a virtual drop in service.
- Call the Hampshire Domestic Abuse Advice Line on 0330 0165 112. Lines are open between 9.30am and 8pm, Monday to Friday (access to Refuge is available 24/7 if required).
- The Stop Domestic Abuse website offers information and resources, as well as group support programmes.
Always dial 999 if you are in immediate danger, or in an emergency.