All of the below websites are to provide domestic violence support. They are not emergency helplines. If you think you may be in danger, contact 999 immediately.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid know that COVID-19 will have serious impacts on the lives of women and children especially when you are feeling unsafe with the prospect of being isolated in the house with your perpetrator.

To can speak to someone from Women’s Aid via their online chatline by clicking here on weekdays between the hours of 10:00 – 24:00.

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid

For 40 years Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid [BSWA] has provided front line domestic violence and abuse support services to women and children in the Birmingham and Solihull area. 

BSWA refuges are fully open. To check if they have space, call their confidential helpline on 0808 800 0028. Alternatively, you can contact their text service on 1800108088000028.

Any women at risk of homelessness as a result of domestic violence and abuse in Birmingham can call the Housing Options Hub: 0808 169 9604.

For further information about BSWA’s service, please click here.

Respect – Men’s Advice Line

Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them. They offer advice and emotional support to men who experience abuse, and signpost to other vital services that help keep them and their children safe. They support men in heterosexual and same-sex relationships.

They are available during the following hours:

Monday: 9:00 – 20:00
Tuesday: 9:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 9:00 – 20:00
Thursday: 9:00 – 17:00
Friday: 9:00 – 17:00

To contact them, please call 0808 8010327. For more information about their services, click here.

Mankind Initiative

Mankind Initiative’s confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence across the UK. They support men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner). This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.

To contact the, call 01823 334244. The helpline provides both emotional support and practical information.

For further information about their services, please click here.

Shelter

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. If you have nowhere to live, may be homeless soon or are/could be at risk of harm, call their helpline on 0808 800 4444. They are open between 08:00 – 18:00 on weekdays and 08:00 – 17:00 on weekends.

For further information about Shelter, please click here.