Domestic Violence is sadly something that tends to get hidden away for fear of being labelled or over concern over the consequences of telling others about what is going on.
It affects both men and women and is almost certainly vastly unreported.
We’ve put together some links that you may find useful for this, but wherever possible please do discuss it with your GP.
Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.
Rights of Women guides you through what your legal rights are in such a situation
Mankind is an independent charity that is there to provide help support and counselling for men who’ve been traumatised by domestic violence or previous sexual encounters
Panic guard is an app for your phone that helps provide you with more security
Circle of 6 is a free app for iOS and Android devices that lets you build a circle of six friends or trusted people to quickly call on when you’re in danger and need help, in a bad situation with someone else, or need to reach the authorities. With one touch, the app pings your trusted friends or emergency services with your request for help, along with your current location so they can find you.The Sunflower Group is a Herts based support service for those who have experienced domestic violence.