Statistics have revealed that domestic violence has risen sharply since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. The UK’s largest domestic abuse charity, Refuge, has reported a 700% increase in calls to its helpline in a single day, while a separate helpline for perpetrators of domestic abuse seeking help to change their behaviour, received 25% more calls after the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. 

Please do not hesitate in seeking support.

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline (for female victims of DV):
    Telephone: 0808 2000 247
  • Men’s Advice Line (for male victims of DV):
    Telephone: 0808 801 0327
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline:
    Telephone: 0800 999 5428
  • KARMA NIRVANA - Advice and support for victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage:
    UK Helpline: 0800 5999 247
  • FORCED MARRIAGE UNIT - Government office providing information and advice for British nationals forced into marriage:
    Telephone: 020 7008 0151 or Out of hours telephone: 020 7008 1500
  • RESPOND Support for people with learning disabilities who have experienced trauma/abuse:
    Telephone: 0808 808 0700
  • DEAFHOPE - Domestic and sexual abuse support for the deaf community:
    Telephone: 020 3947 2600
    Text: 079 7035 0366


Bright Sky
Bright Sky is a mobile app and website for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or who is worried about someone else.