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Where can I find support being a victim of domestic violence?

Safe2Speak Domestic Abuse Services (formerly Helena Extra) have an Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor service and a Domestic Abuse Outreach Service.
Safe2Speak 24hr Helpline – 01925 22054 can offer telephone advice and guidance to all victims of domestic abuse & those concerned about someone they suspect to be experiencing domestic abuse on a range of areas.
The Safe2Speak Refuge Accommodation Service offers safe, temporary accommodation to all victims of domestic abuse who feel it is unsafe for them to remain in their own home or are homeless as a result of domestic abuse.
Safe2Speak Domestic Abuse service (Outreach & IDVA team) are located at: 4 Corporation Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1DL, Telephone: 01744 743200
For more information visit www.safe2speak.co.uk

Worst Kept Secret is a Merseyside-based project for women, men and children established to reduce domestic violence and enhance support for survivors. They carry out direct work with survivors through a freephone helpline (0800 028 3398), which acts as a listening ear to those affected by domestic violence.

NAPAC is a national charity focusing on supporting adults who have been abused (in any way) as a child, and run a support helpline (0800 085 3330) in addition to responding to e-mails/letters and providing general information and support.

Men’s Advice Line is a national confidential helpline (0808 801 0327) providing advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner – this includes all men, in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is about supporting men, particularly those aged 15-35. It’s about giving you a break, a way of getting things off your chest and sorting your head out. If you’re going through a tough time and live on Merseyside then they could help you get back to enjoying your life. They provide a helpline (0800 58 58 58) and a website full of information, blogs and stories on issues relating to depression and suicide.