If you think you are in immediate danger please call 999
The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
For additional support, such as advice on how to access refuge accommodation and specialist domestic violence services, call the 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline.
The helpline is staffed around the clock by fully trained support workers who can listen to your experience and offer advice without judgement. It is free to call and completely confidential. Interpreters can be accessed for non-English speakers and services are available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
If you do not feel able to speak over the phone you can use Refuge’s live chat service from Monday to Friday between 3pm and 10pm.
Respect Men’s Advice Line
Freephone 0808 8010327
Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday – 10:00am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 10:00 to 11:00am and 3:00 to 4:00pm
Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence
Weekdays 10am to 4pm
Freephone 0800 9995428
Monday to Friday – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday – 10:00am to 8:00pm
Email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Webchat and chatbot
Wednesday and Thursday – 5pm to 8pm (Open 5 days a week and closed at weekends and on bank holidays. You will be called back if you can’t get through the first time.) The chatbot is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for those who do not need immediate help.
Freephone 116 123 – 24 hour service
Voices have contributed to the new BANES Domestic Abuse leaflet.
This leaflet has been compiled for those exsperiencing domestic abuse and seeking support in the BANES area. There is a comprehensive list of contacts for local and national organisations offering a range of support.
Local Family Justice Board at University of the West of England Law School took place on Friday 19 May
A groundbreaking conference by the Local Family Justice Board at University of the West of England Law School took place on Friday 19 May, looking at how to improve responses to domestic abuse and support for adult and child survivors in family court processes. Our director Ursula spoke about family courts, coercive control and lived…
Cycle challenge in aid of domestic abuse charity
by Tamsin and Hannah (May / Hughes) About We have set ourselves the challenge of cycling over 680 miles across France and to fundraise for domestic abuse charity Voices. We’re new to bike touring and have been training for this challenge since September 2022. You can donate here: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/lostinfrance/ We hope our fundraiser will help…