Love doesn't hurt.
Do you no longer feel safe and happy in your relationship?
Sometimes we feel a little unsure about our relationships, maybe something has changed and you aren't as happy as you used to be, are scared and feel as though you're 'walking on eggshells'.
Sometimes, we know exactly what we are experiencing, but we just don't know what to do next.
You are never alone and there are people that care about you and want you to feel safe and happy. The first step is to reach out and talk to somebody; let that weight off your shoulders and find ways to remind yourself what real freedom and safety feels like.
If you are in need of urgent, emergency help, always call 999. If you cannot speak, press 55 on your keypad and the police will know it is an emergency. Listen out closely for instructions so help can arrive as quickly as possible.
Domestic abuse impacts 1 in 3 young people, and it must always be taken seriously - check out our programmes to see what we can help you with, and find some other important details below for more available specialist support, 24/7, for you when you need it most.
Remember, abuse is a choice. You do not deserve to be hurt by the person supposed to love and support you, and you cannot heal with the person hurting you. You can do it - let's take the first step together.
National Domestic Abuse
0808 2000 247
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is run by Refuge and available 24/7, all year round. Call to speak to a specialist advisor for guidance, safety planning, access to a refuge (emergency accommodation if you're unsafe at home) and advise on legal support available to you.
National Centre for Domestic Violence:
0800 970 2070
The NCDV is an organisation that helps survivors access free legal support, such as injunctions (restraining orders) that will legally prevent your ex-partner from contacting you, coming near your property/ school/ work or your children. Most injunctions are obtained within 24hrs.
0800 999 5428
Galop is a specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity that supports victim-survivors access emotional support, housing, legal advice and sexual violence support.
Men's Advice Line:
MAL is a specialist freephone support service for male victim-survivors of domestic abuse. Open 9am - 8pm Monday - Friday and 12pm - 4pm on weekends.
Respect phone line:
Respect freephone is a specialist service for people using abuse towards others. Call in confidence and make a commitment to change your behaviour.
Monday - Friday 9am 9am - 8pm