If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:

Women's Aid

Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity which helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. If you need information or support, you can visit their website to find details of local domestic violence services or read the Survivor's Handbook which provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic violence.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

(The helpline is run by Women's Aid and Refuge)

View the Survivors Handbook

Visit the Women's Aid homepage

The Hideout

The Hideout is a website created by Women’s Aid to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse and how to take positive action if it's happening to them.

Visit The Hideout website


Refuge provides safe, emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women and children experiencing domestic violence. Refuge also provides services for children, individual and group counselling and community based outreach services for women.

Visit the Refuge website

Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland

Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland offers a range of specialist services to anyone (men, women and children) who has experienced domestic violence. If you are being abused, physically, sexually, financially or emotionally, you can contact the 24hr Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline for initial support and to consider the options which are available to you.

24-hr Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline:0808 802 1414

(Free from all landlines and mobiles)

Text: ‘support’ to 07797 805839

Email: 24hrsupport@dvhelpline.org

Visit the Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland website

All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Helpline

The All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Helpline is a confidential, freephone sign posting and information service for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and/or sexual violence or wanting more information on available support services. You can contact them by phone, email or by visiting their website.

Phone: 0808 80 10 800   (24 hours a day)

Email: info@allwaleshelpline.org.uk

Visit the All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Helpline website

Scottish Women's Aid

Scottish Women's Aid is a lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. An important aspect of their work is ensuring that women and children with experience of domestic abuse get the services they need, both from local Women’s Aid groups and from the agencies they are likely to contact. Their members are local Women’s Aid groups which provide specialist services to women, children and young people. These include safe refuge accommodation, information and support.

If you are a woman who needs support, please visit the website for the contact details and opening hours of your nearest Women’s Aid group. You can also call the Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline to be referred to a local service.

Helpline: on 0800 027 1234 (24 hrs)

If you are in immediate danger, please call the police on 999

Visit the Scottish Women's Aid website

ManKind Initiative

ManKind Initiative is a national charity that provides confidential help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.

Helpline: 01823 334244     (weekdays 10am-4pm & 7pm-9pm)

Visit the ManKind Initiative website


SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness. Their services are completely confidential and whatever your problems or concerns, you will receive non-judgemental emotional support.

There are 3 main ways to reach them:

Helpline: 0845 767 8000   (available 6pm – 11pm every day)

Email: Visit the email section of SANE website

Visit the Support Forum section of the SANE website

Visit the SANE homepage


If you’re a young person and you’re considering suicide, or you feel depressed or like you’re not coping with life, HOPELineUK, provided by the organisation PAPYRUS, is a confidential helpline service staffed by trained professionals who can give support, practical advice and information. You can contact them via the helpline, email and text, or visit the PAPYRUS website. PAPYRUS can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know.

Helpline: 0800 068 41 41

Visit the PAPYRUS website


Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope round the clock, every single day of the year. They provide a safe place to talk where calls are completely confidential.

Telephone: 08457 90 90 90

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Visit the Samaritans website