Covid-19 and Domestic Violence


Isolating at home due to COVID-19 can be challenging for everyone, but if you are also in a difficult relationship it can be even harder.

There is help available for Women, Men and children

Please phone and talk about it when safe to do so.

If in immediate danger call 999 and speak to the police

Please phone and speak to your GP for help and advice when safe to do so

If you aren’t sure have a look at this information

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse

Other useful numbers and links:

National 24 hour helpline – 0808 2000 247 (for women)

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 8010327

Respect – 0808 802 4040

Galop – 0800 999 5428 (LGBT+ helpline)

The IRIS+ domestic abuse service is up and running for all patients in this practice, whether a victim or perpetrator, male or female, adult or child.

The staff in our practice are trained about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. You can talk to doctors, nurses and 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.

CALL your GP to get a referral to IRIS+ or CALL directly Next Link (IRIS+ Advocate Educators) 0117 925 0680 ext 2215.

https://www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk/irisplus/

Please don’t suffer in silence