Find support and help

Help for young people

  • Visit the NSPCC website or call 0808 800 5000 for support regarding a child or a young person
  • If you're under 18 yourself, contact Childline on 0800 1111

Support older relatives

  • Visit the NSPCC website or call 0808 800 5000 for information on supporting your parents
  • Contact Age UK on 0800 678 1174, or Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141 for support with older people

Mental health support

Staying safe at home

Social isolation can increase risk for those who are living in a situation of domestic abuse. If you need support please contact:

  • DASH on 01753 549865
  • The police on 999 (emergencies) or 111 (for non-emergencies)
  • The National DV helpline (includes advice for refuge accommodation) 0808 2000247

The following are some tips for internet browsing if you are not feeling safe:

  • Browse in a private space
  • Use a private browsing window. This means that your browsing history will not be saved and no cookies will be set. Here are instructions for how to do this in Chrome, instructions for Safari and instructions for Microsoft Edge
  • Have another tab or window open in the background that would be very normal for you to be visiting such as BBC News. If your privacy is compromised you can quickly revert to this site
  • If you suddenly need to close your browser window, the keyboard shortcuts will make it quicker. These are Command-W on a mac or Control-W on a PC

Berkshire West have created lots of information to help with support for domestic abuse.