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Across the UK we have seen a huge rise in domestic abuse and physical abuse of children. We want to ensure that you are aware of where and how to gain support across the North West.

Domestic Violence Support

A national helpline can be contacted if you feel at risk of Domestic Violence; 24/7 National Helpline number: 0808 2000 247.

If you live in Manchester and are concerned about Domestic Violence you can contact The Pankhurst Trust/Manchester Women’s Aid. They can provide advice and guidance for those suffering from abuse and for those who have previously suffered abuse. Outreach sessions can include group work sessions, children’s play, educational sessions, and safe home services. To contact The Pankhurst Trust call 0161 660 7999 or email

Women’s Aid is available in various localities across the North West including, Trafford, Tameside, St Helens, Wigan, Stockport, and parts of Cheshire to find your nearest service please click here.

Male victims of abuse can get help and advice from Men's Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.

Greater Manchester Abuse Helpline is available to anyone who feels they are at risk; they can be contacted on 0161 636 7525.

Greater Manchester End the Fear is available to provide more information about Domestic Abuse, you can also get support here if you feel you are causing someone else harm.

Safe2Speak Domestic Abuse Service can be accessed if you live in St Helens or the surrounding areas. Here you can get advice and guidance and support to access a safe place.

Barnardo’s are able to provide support for the whole family, to find out more details about the support they can offer you can access their family hub here. Many of the articles on Barnardo’s website directly relate to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the website has quick links to mental health services for young people and parents/carers.


Useful telephone numbers for over the festive period

Mind - 0300 123 3393

Are you worried about your mental health over the festive period? Here are some tips on how to cope.

Cruse Bereavement Care - 0808 808 1677 you can receive information and support after bereavement.

LGBT Foundation - 0345 330 3030 offering advice, support and information for people identifying as LGBTQ+.

Relate - 0300 003 0396 providing help and support with relationships, including counselling, telephone counselling, and anonymous live chat.

Shout - text SHOUT to 85258 for 24/7 confidential support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.

Samaritans - 116 123 open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk.

NHS - for urgent medical help – use the NHS 111 online service or call 111 if you're unable to get help online.

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, you need urgent medical help. Please:

  • call 999 for an ambulance
  • go straight to your local A&E, if you can

If you are worried about money you can call the Money Advice Service on 0800 138 7777 or visit their website for free impartial advice.