Domestic abuse helplines and support

If you're experiencing domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family member, you can get free and confidential help right now.

List of domestic abuse helplines and support
OrganisationContact details

Police (if you're in immediate danger)


Police (non-emergency)


Wigan Borough Domestic Abuse helpline (external link) - Support, advice and counselling for those affected by domestic abuse and anyone concerned about the wellbeing of others

01942 311365, Mon to Fri, 7am to 7pm

Greater Manchester victim support (external link) - Greater Manchester and Wigan

0300 303 0162, Mon to Fri 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm

National Domestic Abuse (DA) Helpline (Refuge) (external link) - A national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf

0808 200 0247
(24 hour helpline)

Contact National DA online

Mankind (external link) - Confidential support and advice for male victims of domestic abuse, as well as their friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues

01823 334244, Mon to Fri 10am-4pm

(LGBT) Galop (external link) - Advice, support and referral services for LGBT people experiencing homophobic, transphobic and same sex violence

0800 999 5428, Mon to Fri 10am-5pm, Wed to Thurs 10am-8pm

RESPECT (external link) - Help for those using abuse or violence in their relationship

0808 8024040, Mon to Fri 9am-8pm,

Hollie Guard app (external link) - Turns your phone into a personal safety device. Allow selected contacts to view where you are / where you're going, set timers for meeting people and shake or tap the screen to generate an alert

Download it on the App store or Google play

Bright Sky app (external link) - Offers an ‘Am I at Risk’ questionnaire, personal diary to log voice recordings, pictures and text, uses your location to provide the nearest support to you and has an emergency call button

Download it on the App store or Google play

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