If you are in immediate danger contact Police Service Northern Ireland - 999
Freephone 24hr Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline: (managed by Nexus NI):
The Helpline is open to anyone affected by domestic & sexual violence regardless of gender, sexuality, disability, age or ethnicity.
Local Women’s Aid Groups:
Northern Ireland Women’s Aid contacts – details of Women’s Aid local groups are found by clicking on this link.
The Rainbow Project (LGBTQIA+ support services):
Men’s Advisory Project:
For men seeking support you can contact the Men’s Advisory Project. Support and counselling services for men experiencing domestic abuse.
Victim Support NI:
helps people affected by any type of crime. They provide emotional support, information and practical help to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime.
Northern Ireland’s leading charity in supporting people affected by sexual trauma.
The Rowan centre (Sexual assault referral centre):
a range of support and services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to children, young people, women and men who have been sexually abused, assaulted or raped, whether this happened in the past or more recently.
Republic of Ireland
If you are in immediate danger contact An Garda Siochana on 112/999
Safe Ireland Regional and County Services:
There are 39 domestic abuse services located in towns across Ireland. Services are free, confidential and available to all women. Find contact details for regional and county services by visiting our website.
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre:
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre offer a free, national 24-hour helpline on 1800 77 88 88 for anyone who has experienced sexual assault, rape or childhood sexual abuse.
An Garda Siochana:
Anyone who may wish to report or discuss an incident of Domestic or Sexual Violence can contact 112/999 or their local Garda Station or for child abuse incidents contact the 24hr dedicated phone line for the reporting of child sexual abuse. The phone line number is 1800 555 222. This confidential free-phone line is manned on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
provides information and advice to men experiencing domestic abuse in Ireland. Their services include a national confidential helpline, legal information and advice, and counselling, among others.
The Male Advice Line:
The Male Advice Line is managed by the Men’s Development Network and offers confidential advice and support to male victims of domestic violence and abuse over the phone.
Boots Pharmacies now offer a “Safe Space” for people experiencing domestic violence. In this confidential space, people can contact one of the 39 frontline specialist domestic abuse services across the country and access free, confidential support and advice.