Help is available for anyone experiencing domestic abuse over Christmas

Christmas is going to be very different this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, meaning that anyone living with domestic violence will be more isolated.

Domestic abuse does not stop for Christmas and if you, or someone you are concerned about needs help, you are not alone.

Dial 999 if you are in immediate danger and ask for the police

(If you can't speak and are calling from a mobile, listen to the operator and, when prompted, dial 55 to connect to the police).

Support organisations open over Christmas

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Free 24 hour helpline for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

0808 2000 247 Open 24/7, 365 days a year


Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk.

116 123 Open 24/7, 365 days a year

Age UK

Free, confidential national phone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals.

0800 678 1602

365 days a year


Free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.

0800 11 11 24 hours

Cruse Bereavement Care

Information and support after a bereavement.

0808 808 1677 Open every day (hours vary)

Men's Advice Line

Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse by a current or ex-partner or family member.

0808 801 0327 Closed bank holidays


Mental health information and support.

0300 123 3393 Closed bank holidays

Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice.

0800 138 7777 Closed bank holidays

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline (Galop)

Supporting all LGBT+ people who've experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.

0800 999 5428 Website


Confidential 24/7 text service offering support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.

Text SHOUT to 85258 Website

Link to 'You are not alone' leaflets in community languages here

Haven's opening hours over the Christmas period

Haven will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and opening again at 9am on Monday 4th January 2021.