Covid-19 Advice and Support

Domestic abuse

If you are suffering and need help related to domestic or sexual violence you can call Newham Hestia on 0808 196 1482.

The phone line is staffed 24 hours a day to provide free and confidential advice over the phone. 

The service is unable to offer face-to-face appointments due to the pandemic, but staff are able to provide advice and guidance over the phone to keep you safe. 

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​If you are in immediate danger you should call 999. If you are unable to speak for fear of being heard, you can still dial 999 and once connected press ‘55’ to silently alert the police.

Read more on how to make yourself heard (PDF).

Read more on the guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse for staying safe during Covid-19 (PDF).

An advice line for male victims of domestic abuse is also available (PDF).

Get help and advice

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. Find out more Bright Sky on the Hestia website.

Free and confidential support available for domestic or sexual violence

Safe Spaces (pharmacies) – seeking support during Covid-19

Boots, Morrison’s and Superdrug and some other Pharmacies are displaying domestic abuse support information in their stores and allowing customers to use a confidential room to make a call. This is in partnership with Hestia on their Safe Spaces campaign. Click here for more information about how to use the safe spaces. Hestia Safe Spaces Campaign