Remember you are not alone - domestic abuse can happen to anyone no matter your age, race, class, culture, disability, gender, sexuality or lifestyle.

If you’re worried someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and abuse, there are actions you can take to help them.

Nobody deserves to live a life in fear and your help could be the first step to helping someone out of a dangerous situation. Manchester Women’s Aid can help the person you think is suffering. Our team are trained to support those suffering from domestic violence and get them out of a potentially life threatening situation.

What to do if you think someone is being abused

Recognising and taking action to help someone suffering from domestic violence and abuse is a brave thing to do. The steps below will help you take affirmative action to help someone

  • Acknowledge - If you notice any behaviour that might be linked to domestic violence and abuse, the first step is to acknowledge abuse might be taking place at all. To help you understand what this behaviour might look like, view our "I need help" page.
  • Talk - Try approaching the person you think might be being abused and offer support. People may act defensively, deny the abuse altogether or welcome the conversation. Everyone deals with abuse differently. 
  • Report - Seek professional help through

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