TheCoupleConnection is not a domestic abuse helpline or charity. However, time after time, our users will mention that there have been instances of domestic violence in their relationship and we need to signpost them to external sites for further help and support.
If you are suffering from domestic violence, or you know someone who is, the below list of organizations could prove useful.
If you are a woman worried about domestic violence
- Women’s Aid: http://www.womensaid.org.uk/
- Refuge: http://refuge.org.uk
- National Domestic Violence Helpline: http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/
If you are a man worried about domestic violence
- Men’s advice line: http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/
- Supportline: http://www.supportline.org.uk/
- Survivors UK: http://www.survivorsuk.org/
- Mankind: http://www.mankind.org.uk/
If you are worried about the impact of domestic violence on your children
Children are often more aware of problems than their parents realize but they don’t always understand what is happening and why, so sometimes it can help if they have information that is more age-appropriate. The following resources may be helpful:
- The Hideout: www.thehideout.org.uk
- NSPCC: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/
- Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/
If you are a perpetrator of domestic violence
Respect is an organization that works with both male and female perpetrators of domestic violence as well as young people who use violence and abuse at home and in their relationships.
Learn more on the Respect website: http://www.respect.uk.net/
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. Visit http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ to find out more.