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.
Manchester Safeguarding Partnership
The Manchester Safeguarding Partnership is made up of organisations that work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, children, young people and their families across the city of Manchester.
Are You About to Hurt Someone?
If you are concerned about your behaviour and feel you may be about to hurt someone please contact The Respect Phoneline. They are a confidential national helpline, email, webchat service for perpetrators of domestic abuse looking for help to stop.
Telephone: 0808 802 4040
Manchester Women’s Aid
Manchester Women’s Aid provides services so that domestic abuse survivors can live a life free from the fear of domestic violence and abuse. They provide safe and confidential temporary accommodation, play services, advice and support, dedicated case workers and support groups.
Telephone: 0161 660 7999
Email: [email protected]
Cover Your Tracks Online
If you are worried that someone may find out which websites you have visited, there are ways to cover your tracks online.
Saheli Asian Women’s Project
A specialist service in Manchester, dedicated to serving the particular needs that Asian women and their families face. Thousands of women over the years have had a chance to leave abusive situations and secure a better future for them and their families.
Telephone: 0161 945 4187
Silent Solutions Police
In an emergency call 999 for the police. If you cannot safely speak to the operator to ask for the police, stay on the line and the call will be forwarded to an operating system. Press 55 to be transferred to the local police force as an emergency.
Silent Call Police: 999, wait, then 55
Domestic Violence Aware Practice
The staff in your GP practice are trained to ask about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an ‘IRIS’ practice. You can talk to the doctors, nurses or other staff working here, if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family.
The IRIS service is for all GP patients and staff, both women and men, aged 16 or over, whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background. IRIS’s oldest patient so far is over 80.
Social isolation can increase stress at home, impacting on you and your family’s well-being. Your GP practice is here to help you.
Please contact your GP or practice nurse for help and advice. They will refer you to the practice’s IRIS worker, the ‘IRIS Advocate Educator’.
IRIS Office – 0161 820 8416 (09:00 – 16:30)
In an emergency call the Police on 999.
Domestic Violence During COVID-19
Boots has partnered with the UK Says No More campaign to turn its consultation rooms into “safe spaces” for victims of domestic abuse, and other pharmacies can join the initiative.
People who are experiencing domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic can walk into any Boots branch in the UK from May 1st 2020 and ask the pharmacist if they can use the consultation room.
Once inside the room, “all the specialist domestic abuse support information will be available” and if the person needs to contact a domestic abuse support service, they can “make that call safely”, according to the website set up for the campaign.
The initiative is a partnership between Hestia – a charity offering support to victims of domestic abuse and modern slavery and those with mental health needs – and Boots. It is supported by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpine
Independent choices provides the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Greater Manchester. The helpline is confidential and you do not have to give your name. The Domestic Abuse Helpline is a safe space for you to talk through what is going on at the moment and give you the options that are available to you.
Telephone: 0808 2000 247
Email: [email protected]
End The Fear
Anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence can find help, support and advice here. They also provide support to people who know someone who may be being abused. They want to encourage victims of domestic and sexual violence in Greater Manchester to find the courage to come forward and seek support and help.
Telephone: 0161 636 7525