Getting help

Domestic abuse is not love. There’s no excuse.

In an emergency dial 999, or you can report non-emergencies to your local police force on 101.

Silent solution - 999 calls where you cannot speak

If you call 999 and are unable to speak safely, make yourself heard by coughing, tapping the handset or - once prompted by the automated system - by pressing 55. 

Read more about silent solution on the IOPC website.

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How to get help

You can find guidance on or use the local and national organisations below.

Other organisations

As well as the services above, there are a number of other organisations that may be able to help.

Local services

My Sisters’ House is a women’s centre based in Bognor Regis. They can be contacted on 01243 697800.

Safe Space Sussex is an online directory of local victim and witness specialist support services.

Safe in Sussex is a registered charity providing help and support for people affected by domestic abuse in West Sussex.

The Daisy Chain Project is a charity based in Worthing aiming to help fight domestic violence.

Veritas Justice is a Sussex-based service for victims of stalking.

Lifecentre is a charity offering support to people of all ages, genders and backgrounds who have had an unwanted sexual experience.

National services

National Domestic Abuse Helpline Phone 0808 2000 247 (free and open 24 hours a day)

Women’s Aid online chat support (open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm)

Men's Advice Line is a helpline for male victims of domestic violence. Phone 0808 8010327 (Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm)

The ManKind Initiative is a male domestic abuse helpline. Phone 01823 334244 (open weekdays 10am to 4pm)

Hourglass support adults aged 50+. Phone 0808 808 8141 (available 24 hours a day)

Hersana support black survivors of abuse and violence. Phone 0333 016 9610 (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm)

Switchboard LGBT+ helpline. Phone 0300 330 0630 (10am to 10pm every day)

Opoka support Polish women and their families. Phone 0300 365 1700 (Polish) (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am to 1pm)

Financial support

Surviving Economic Abuse is the only UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of economic abuse and responding to it.

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