Getting help for domestic violence

Domestic violence is officially classified as “any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a relationship together, or between family members, regardless of gender or sexuality”.

I’m being abused – Where can I get help?

You don’t have to wait for an emergency situation to seek help. You can:

  • Talk to your doctor, health visitor or midwife
  • call 0808 2000 247, the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (calls from a landline are free)
  • In an emergency, call 999

For further information please visit NHS Choices.