Domestic Abuse

ManKind Initiative

ManKind Initiative confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence across the UK.

Telephone: 01823 334244


Salford Independent Domestic Abuse Support Service

Salford Independent Domestic Abuse Support Service (SIDASS) provides independent advocacy and specialised support to victims.

Telephone: 0161 793 3232


SMS 999 Service

This was originally developed for people who are hard of hearing or with a speech disability. It can also be used in situations where you cannot talk. You must register before you use it, on their website.


Balance Menopause

Balance are on a mission to make support with the menopause inclusive and accessible to all women, and trans and non-binary people.


Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline

The Helpline is confidential and you do not have to give your name. The Domestic Abuse Helpline is a safe space for you to talk through what is going on at the moment and give you the options that are available to you.


Telephone: 0161 636 7525 (Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00 excluding bank holidays)

Urdu/Punjabi Helpline: 0161 636 7525 (Mon-Tue 10:00-13:00, Wed 13:00-16:00)

Manchester Women’s Aid

Manchester Women’s Aid provides services so that domestic abuse survivors can live a life free from the fear of domestic violence and abuse. We provide safe and confidential temporary accommodation, play services, advice and support, dedicated case workers and support groups.



Telephone: 0161 660 7999

National LGBT domestic abuse helpline

Galop gives advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

Telephone: 0800 999 5428

Contact online:

Bright Sky App by Hestia

Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app, launched by Hestia 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.


Talk, Listen, Change

Talk, Listen, Change has a simple mission; to support safe, healthy and happy relationships.

Telephone: 0161 872 1100



Men's Advice Line

Men’s Advice Line’s friendly advisors will believe you, offer you non-judgmental emotional support, practical advice and information.

Telephone: 0808 8010327



The Silent Solution

  • Silent calls to mobiles that can be made by anyone in acute danger where speaking may increase the risk.
  • If the emergency services receive a 999 call from a mobile, no one speaks but the person calling dials 55, that call will be put through to a police call handler who will try and establish contact through yes/no questions. They cannot trace a location via a mobile call.
  • From a landline, dialling 55 will not have the same effect. Instead, the individual should hang on the line and, if possible, make even a small noise. The call handler will be able to note the location and send help.


Domestic Abuse Aware Practice

We are an IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) practice which means you can talk to our doctors, nurses and other staff working here, if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner or are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family.

Read more about how being an IRIS practice can help you.

Economic Abuse – restricting and controlling money

If a current or former partner has interfered with your money or other economic resources in some way to limit your choices, this information is for you. It may support you to identify economic abuse and the next steps that you might take.


Greater Manchester End The Fear

Help, support and advice for anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence. Support also for people who know someone who may be being abused. We want to encourage victims of domestic and sexual violence in Greater Manchester to find the courage to come forward and seek support and help. You don’t have to put up with domestic abuse.


National Domestic Violence Helpline

The freephone, 24-hour national domestic abuse helpline is here to help you.

Telephone: 0808 2000 247


Saheli Asian Women’s Project

A specialist service in Manchester, dedicated to serving the particular needs that Asian women and their families face. Thousands of women over the years have had a chance to leave abusive situations and secure a better future for them and their families.


Telephone: 0161 945 4187


Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

Telephone: 0800 1111