Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. You do not have to wait for an emergency situation to seek help.
There are many forms of domestic abuse, however it is always about have power or control over you.
If you think that a friend is being abused, let them know you have noticed that something is wrong.
If someone confides in you that they are being abused:
Women’s Aid is the national charity working towards putting an end to domestic abuse.
Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice for over 45 years. Women’s Aid empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.
Refuge is the largest domestic abuse organisation in the UK. On any given day our services support thousands of women and their children, helping them to overcome the physical, emotional, financial and logistical impacts of abuse and rebuild their lives — free from fear.
24 Hour helpline for sexual violence and domestic abuse victims in Wales. Call 0808 80 10 800 or visit their website gov.wales/live-fear-free
Hafan Cymru have extensive knowledge and experience of delivering housing-related support services across Wales. We believe that people have the right to aspire to safe, independent lives within their communities. We recognise that people face different barriers in their journey towards independence and we work alongside them to help overcome these.
Bawso advocates for, and delivers specialist services to, black and minoritised victims of abuse, violence, and exploitation in Wales. Call their helpline on 0800 7318147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relate Cymru has a network of Relate Centres across England and Wales counselling and support, including:
We also offer 30 minute chats with a counsellor over the phone, or via chat or email, for when you have a specific pressing issue that you need to talk through.