Help and Support for those experiencing Domestic Abuse

With the continuing lockdown there is a risk of increased domestic violence.

Here are some useful numbers you can call if you find you need help or support.


West Cornwall Women’s Aid 01736 367 539

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

Women’s Aid online chat

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428

The Mix, free information and support under 25s in the UK 0808 808 4994

Samaritans 116 123

Respect helpline 0808 802 4040


If you are in danger call 999


If you can’t speak but are in danger dial 999

You will then hear:

  • “Which Service?”
  • “I cannot release your line until you say do not need an emergency service
  • “If you are unable to speak but need an emergency service tap the handset, Cough, Make a Noise”

The operator will wait 45 seconds for an answer.

Then the call is put through to a Police automated message

  • “This is the Police, if you require any emergency service press 55 on you keypad now”