Exposing the dangers of hidden abuse

Just because domestic abuse doesn’t result in physical injuries doesn’t make it any less dangerous. Hidden abuse can take many forms, from controlling somebody’s actions, to gaslighting and alienating someone from their family and friends, to creating an environment of fear and suffering.

Do you need help? 

Hidden Abuse

Spot the signs & get help

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Find out more about hidden abuse

Worried about a friend or relative?

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How you can help

Heard about gaslighting?

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Find out more about gaslighting

Get help

National Domestic Abuse Helpline run by Refuge

0808 2000 247

The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Men's Advice Line

0808 801 0327

Free advice and support for male victims of domestic abuse

Women's Aid Northern Ireland

0808 802 1414

Free advice and support for women experiencing domestic abuse.

Welsh Women's Aid

0808 80 10 800

24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline

Pixel Project


Signposting to domestic abuse support services in over 30 countries. 


Solace Advice Line

0808 802 5565

Free and confidential advice and support for women in London affected by abuse.

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 999 5428

Free emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

0800 027 1234

Scotland’s freephone 24-hour Domestic Abuse Helpline

Women's Aid Ireland

1 800 341 900

Ireland's freephone, 24-hour Domestic Abuse Helpline

Respect Phoneline

0800 802 4040

Freephone helpline for domestic abuse perpetrators