If you are experiencing domestic abuse, or think that you might be, the lockdown may be making you feel particularly anxious just now. You may be concerned about being at home, with your partner, for an extended period of time, and might be finding that their behaviour is getting more challenging and difficult to cope with. The same can be true if the abuse is from your ex-partner, and you might be finding that their behaviour is getting worse at a time when you are probably less able to use normal coping strategies such as visiting friends and family.
It is important to know that support is still available, and that you do have options.
The Helpline is here to support anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them.
It is a confidential and sensitive service. Helpline workers will always listen to you and believe you. Helpline calls will be answered by specially trained staff and volunteers.
We can speak to you in your preferred language through a confidential translation service.
When you contact us, you will speak to specially trained staff.
You can call the Helpline using a text relay service.
Helpline workers will always listen to you and believe you, and can also:
- Give you information about Domestic Abuse or Forced Marriage
- Direct you to agencies which may be able to help you
- Give you emotional support
- Offer crisis intervention in emergency situations
- Give you practical support, with a range of things including housing, safety and planning
We welcome calls from everyone. Anyone can call the Helpline. We will help you regardless of age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, nationality or background. If English is not your first language, we can speak to you through a confidential translation service.
Visit the website for more information http://sdafmh.org.uk.