Free confidential Help and Advice
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The Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Helpline facilitated by The Elm Foundation a safe, welcoming, supportive place for any man, woman or child affected by domestic abuse.
A friendly, informal, peaceful haven in which you can talk freely and make sense of your thoughts. A hub that can provide the advice, support and tools you may need to change your situation; where you will feel empowered to take back control of your life.
What will happen when you call, message or email the helpline?
If you are experiencing domestic abuse or the effects of abuse, call the helpline and someone will listen to you, help you make sense of your situation and put you in touch with the right service to support you. Alternatively you can email the helpline and let them know how and when it’s safe to get in touch with you.
The helpline can also provide support for professionals needing advice for cases, or for more advice and guidance on domestic abuse. In addition, the helplines also provide specific and targeted support to healthcare agencies in identifying, risk assessing and appropriately referring victims of domestic abuse to the right services.
What is domestic abuse?
A woman is killed through domestic abuse every three days.
Domestic abuse encompasses one or more of the following: sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse and financial/economic abuse. It involves controlling and coercive behaviour and it rarely happens just once – such abuse tends to worsen and occur more frequently over time.