If you are currently experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse you might be worried about staying at home with someone who is harming you. There is #NoExcuseForAbuse in any situation, no matter what stresses people are under.
For anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse, it is important to remember that there is help and support available to you, whatever your gender. Remember, in an emergency always call 999 and press 55 if you are unable to talk.
Where to get help
If you believe you are being abused, or worried you may commit domestic abuse, please use the following services which can help you.
Remember, in an emergency always call 999 and press 55 if you are unable to talk.
Regional and national helplines
- Black Country Women’s Aid 01922 649569 blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk
- Childline 0800 1111 childline.org.uk
- Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327
- National Domestic Violence Helpline 24hr helpline 0808 2000 247 nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
- National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline 0800 999 5428
- NSPCC 0808 800 5000
- Rape Crisis England and Wales 0808 802 9999
- Respect helpline (for anyone worried about their own behaviour) 0808 802 0231
- Victim Support 0300 303 1977 victimsupport.org/westmidlands
- Walsall Council Housing 01922 652250
- West Midlands Forced Marriage 24hr helpline 0800 953 9777
Women’s Aid has launched new online chat at chat.womensaid.org.uk
They also have a Survivors’ Forum where survivors can support each other and share their experiences at survivorsforum.womensaid.org.uk
- Many women experience economic abuse within the context of intimate partner violence. Surviving Economic Abuse can provide information and resources: survivingeconomicabuse.org
- If you need to secure your devices or clear your browsing history after accessing support, take a look at Chayn’s DIY online safety guide: chayn.co/safety/
- Supportline provide a confidential telephone helpline and email counselling service. supportline.org.uk
Useful apps to download
- Hollie Guard
- Bright Sky