Help us to address, overcome and end domestic abuse
Relationships can take work, but when the fun stops and the fear begins it’s time to reach out for help.
Abuse isn’t just violence. It is also when someone controls you financially, monitors your online activity, emotionally abuses you or anything else that controls your life and takes away your independence. Stay aware, know the signs, and get in touch if you think you might be in an abusive relationship. We can help.
If you feel trapped and isolated by abusive behaviour, know that you don’t have to go through this alone. We’ll be here to support and walk alongside you when you need someone to be there. That’s a promise.
Anyone can be affected by relationship abuse. That’s why we work with people from all walks of life, all genders and all ages. If we don’t have a programme that’s right for you, we’ll point you in the right direction to ensure you’re taken care of.
We understand that reaching for support isn’t easy. Our expertise and experience means we really do understand how important confidentiality and flexibility is for your safety. We’ll work with you to find a plan that prioritises that.
We’ll listen to what you want, and we won’t judge or force you into something that you don’t feel is right for you. No matter what you choose, we’ll make our support work for you.
If you live in North Staffordshire: 0330 0945 559 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday.
If you live in Derby or Derbyshire: 0133 2985 111 9am-8pm, Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday.
If you are in immediate danger please call 999
If you need advice or support about domestic abuse, text 07451 288 150
The service operates 7 days a week from 10am until 10pm and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
On Mondays and Thursdays, the helpline will be staffed by our dedicated children and young people team, between 4pm and 10pm, to help support those experiencing or witnessing abuse.
If we’re not available, we recommend you call: