In line with the launch of our Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Animation, we wanted to highlight that Domestic Abuse (DA) is not always physical violence.
It can also include coercive control and ‘gaslighting’, economic abuse, online abuse, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.
If you are worried that someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, you can call Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free, confidential support, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247. Visit the helpline website to access information on how to support a friend.
If you believe there is an immediate risk of harm to someone, or it is an emergency, always call 999.
Here are a list of services you can access for support.