Page updated at 10.00 on 24th June 2020

Feeling unsafe at home?

If you’re facing self-isolation and lockdown with an abusive partner or you’re concerned about a loved one that is, this page has useful information and links for where to find help.

Taking that very first step is often the hardest, but we want you to know that you’re strong, resourceful and that you can do it. And when you do - you’ll find many helpful hands will reach out and guide you through the hardest of times.

Support services for domestic violence

The list below is recommended by our Babylon safeguarding leads.

If you need to speak to someone

  • Refuge 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247
  • Live Fear Free Helpline (Wales) – 0808 801 800
  • Scotland’s 24 Hour Domestic Abuse And Forced Marriage Helpline (Scotland) – 0800 027 1234
  • Northern Ireland 24 Hour Domestic And Sexual Abuse Helpline (N Ireland) – 0808 802 1414
  • Karma Nirvana UK Helpline for honour-based abuse and forced marriage - 0800 5999 247
  • Respect Guidance for perpetrators – 0808 802 4040
  • The Men’s Advice Line for male victims of domestic abuse – 0808 8010327
  • ManKind Initiative Helpline for men suffering domestic violence, and their friends and family - 01823334244
  • The Mix Free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994
  • Galop the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428
  • Samaritans 24/7 service – 116 123

Websites for more information and help

  • Angelou

    Free service helping women & girls in South West London affected by domestic violence & abuse.


    More info

  • Men’s Advice Line

    Free web chat, phone line and email support for men affected by domestic abuse.


    More info

  • Rights of Women

    Free telephone advice lines for women, providing legal advice and information on a wide range of legal issues including domestic violence and other legal issues arising from relationship breakdown.


    More info

  • Women’s Aid

    Instant messaging and email contact with support workers, survivor’s handbook and online forum to connect with survivors of domestic abuse.


    More info

  • Bright Sky

    A free to download mobile app, launched in partnership with the Vodafone Foundation, providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.


    More info

  • Safe lives

    Website with information and resources for people living with domestic abuse, and the professionals supporting them. Safety planning guide for victims and survivors.


    More info

Emergency help

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police.

If you are not safe to speak, use the Silent Solution system by calling 999 and then pressing 55 when prompted if using a mobile or waiting to be connected through to the police automatically if using a landline.

If you're deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, you can use the textphone service 18000 or text 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.


Information for GP at Hand patients

If you are a GP at Hand patient and require further support, guidance or to speak with a GP or Lead Nurse - you can contact us or book an appointment.