Domestic abuse can take many forms. Learn to spot the signs.
Find out more about what support is available for you and your children.
If you’re worried about someone you care about, learn more about how you can support them.
Find out more about how Refuge can help you.
“When I called the Helpline, I was in absolute despair. I was lost and terrified, but the Helpline worker made me feel so empowered. She gave me the strength to leave my husband and go to the police the following day. That phone call saved my life. Without Refuge, I wouldn’t be here today.”
“When I spoke to friends, they didn’t really understand what I was trying to say. But the moment I spoke to the Helpline, they understood what I was talking about. They helped me realise this was a thing that happens to people. It made me feel sane. The Helpline worker made me believe it is possible to change things.”
“After I left my abusive partner, I used to beat myself up with guilt. Getting specialist support made me realise I am not alone. I started going to a support group. One woman started talking about what had happened to her kids. She was still standing strong – ‘that’s what I can do’, I thought. She was an inspiration.”
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