If you are in immediate danger – call 999. 

In a non-emergency where police involvement is required, call 101.

Aside from the police, there are a network of people ready to help you now; people who have been there, people who get it. Help is there, but you need to make contact first. You can make a change; call one of the helplines below.

Whatever your circumstances, you’ll be treated with respect.

Helplines

Family Separation Advice, Support, & Community: Dads Unlimited 01233 680150

Samaritans:  116 123  jo@samaritans.org available 24/7

Mental Health Support: Helpline provided by Mental Health Matters. Text the word Kent to 85258 or phone 0800 107 0160 available 24/7.

Victim Support: Support for victims of all crimes 0808 168 9276 https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

Kent-based Domestic Abuse support information: http://www.domesticabuseservices.org.uk

LGBT Domestic Violence: Galop support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence. Helpline: 0800 999 5428 (lines open Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10am – 4pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 8pm). http://www.galop.org.uk/   Email: help@galop.org.uk

Domestic Abuse Support for Deaf People: https://signhealth.org.uk/ Text 88802 with the message 121SIGN. Text or WhatsApp/Facetime 07970 350366 Email: da@signhealth.org.uk or Call  020 3947 2601

Survivors UK: Survivors UK supports men who have been raped or sexually abused, no matter when the abuse happened. Also support men coping with the abuse of someone close to them http://www.survivorsuk.org  Email: info@survivorsuk.org

Male DA/DV Victim Advice Line: Providing support to men subjected to violence from partners or ex-partners. Helpline: 0808 801 0327 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am-5pm, and 8pm Monday & Wednesday) http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk

Male Perpetrators of Abuse: helpline run by Respect 0808 802 4040 (office hours)