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 and advice from fully trained staff and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence.

Area:

Across the city

Phone:

07851247753 or 07472085374

Opening hours:

Wednesday 2 to 4pm

Thursday 10am to 12pm

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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

Phone:

01273 720 110 or 07928 818130

Opening hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays, 12pm to 2pm

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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