Domestic violence support

Help and advice for those who have, or are suffering from domestic violence

On this page you can find out about reporting domestic violence if you suspect someone is in danger, and where to get help in Newham if you are suffering abuse.  

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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.  

Newham Community Based Domestic and Sexual Violence 

Call 08081961482. The line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

Other services available to victims aged 16 and over include: 

  • Counselling 

  • One to one casework and advocacy for victims of domestic violence. 

Safe Spaces (Pharmacies) 

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

Stay safe online if you feel at risk 

If you don’t want others to know that you are reading this online 
If you are getting advice online, you may want to make sure that no-one can find out what websites you have visited.  

Find out how to cover your tracks online. 

If you are worried that someone is monitoring your internet usage, your safest choice is to use the internet from another place such as a friend’s house, your work, an internet café or local library. 

Keeping your email private 

Find out what you can do to stop someone else reading your emails.​ 

If an abuser sends you threatening or harassing email messages, you should print them off and save them as evidence of abusive behaviour. 

Domestic and sexual violence services in Newham 

Newham commissions domestic and sexual violence services, which include: Female Genital Mutilation Service, Exiting Sex Work Service, and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. 

Find out more about Newham's commissioned domestic and sexual violence services, as well as the value of their contracts on our Newham domestic violence services funding page.

More support 

You can also get confidential advice and support from: 

If you are in immediate danger, you should phone 999.