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Domestic Abuse

If you’re experiencing abuse, violence or coercive control, there are people who can help you to keep safe. If you’re in immediate danger, call 999.

Available Services

Sometimes people who are experiencing domestic abuse feel so trapped that they can’t see a way out. The organisations below can support you to leave your abuser and will carry on helping you afterwards. You do not have to face domestic abuse or coercive control alone.

Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline

Anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence can find help, support and advice here.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline - Refuge

24/7 support and advice for people who are experiencing domestic abuse and survivors.


A 24/7 helpline to give children and young people support about anything, including suicidal feelings.

You can sign up for a Childline account on their website and you will then be able to message a counsellor anytime without using an email address. Or you can have a one-to-one chat with an online advisor.

Karma Nirvana

Support for victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.


Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.


Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.

Rape Crisis

Free, confidential emotional support service and helpline for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence.

Women’s Aid

Live chat, information and a forum for women who are affected by domestic abuse and for those that have survived.

We Are Survivors

Support for male (including trans and non-binary individuals) survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation across Greater Manchester.


Helpline and information for older people experiencing abuse

Men’s Advice Line

Non-judgmental emotional support, practical advice and information for men experiencing domestic abuse.

Bright Sky

Free mobile app providing support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. The app is also available to use in Polish, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh.

Surviving Economic Abuse

Information for people experiencing economic abuse.

Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse

Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse is a Centre of Excellence for Reviews after Fatal Domestic Abuse and for Expert and Specialist Advocacy and Peer Support

Dads Unlimited

Support for male victims of domestic abuse, men going through family separation and men’s mental health.
Providing a family separation helpline, one-to-one mentoring advice, family court support/barrister representation service and mental health support.

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