Domestic and sexual violence

If someone is being violent or abusive to you and you’re feeling trapped because of coronavirus, you can still get help. Here’s a list of places you can go for advice and support. You can also ask them for help if you’re worried about a friend, family member or neighbour.

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In an emergency

Dial 999

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Emergency services

If you’re in danger, call 999 right away.

If you can’t speak, press 55 and the police will know it’s an emergency.

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Rise

You can call Rise for help and advice, or look at their website for information.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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The Portal

You can ask The Portal for help on their website or on the phone.

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Brighton Women’s Centre

Brighton Women’s Centre’s helpline offers confidential advice and support from fully trained staff and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence. It runs a food bank, peer support, therapy, and can give you advice on homelessness and housing.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Phone helpline:

  • Wednesday 10am-12pm
  • Thursday 10am-12pm

Webchat

  • Monday 9am-11am
  • Thursday 12pm-2pm
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Survivors’ Network

Survivors’ Network has a helpline you can call if you’ve experienced sexual violence or abuse.

 

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Phone line open Wednesdays, 12pm to 2pm

Email responses on Monday and Wednesday

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National Domestic Abuse Helpline

You can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline 24 hours a day.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Boots Pharmacy

Boots has turned its pharmacy consultation rooms into safe spaces for people experiencing domestic violence. You can use the consultation room to make private calls for advice and help. It’s totally confidential.

Area:

  • Across the city
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The Men’s Advice Line

The Men’s Advice Line is there for men who are experiencing abuse. You can call for free, or email.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10am to 12pm and 4pm to 6pm by email
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Mankind

If you’re a man who’s experienced sexual violence, Mankind can offer you support.

Area:

Across the city