The staff in your GP practice are trained to ask about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an ‘IRIS’ practice. You can talk to the doctors, nurses or 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.
The IRIS service is for all GP patients and staff, both women and men, aged 16 or over, whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or background. IRIS’s oldest patient so far is over 80.
Social isolation can increase stress at home, impacting on you and your family’s well-being. Your GP practice is here to help you.
Please contact your GP or Practice Nurse for help and advice. They will refer you to the practice’s IRIS worker, the ‘IRIS Advocate Educator’.
You can also self-refer by ringing the IRIS office.
0161 820 8416
Open 9am to 4.30pm
In an emergency call the Police on 999.
Silent Solutions Police
In an emergency call 999 for emergency services. If you cannot safely speak to the operator to ask for the Police, stay on the line and the call will be forwarded to an operating system. Press 55 to be transferred to the local police force as an emergency.
Silent Call to Police: 999, wait, then 55
24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline
0808 2000 247
Men’s Advice Line
Domestic Abuse affects men too – helpline support for male victims.
Manchester Women’s Aid Helpline
0161 660 7999
Women’s Aid Live Chat: available Monday to Friday 10am to midday
For advice on how to cover your tracks online, please visit www.womensaid.org.uk/cover-your-tracks-online/
COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse Government Support
COVID-19 and Domestic abuse Government support for anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse.
Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship, or those concerned about someone they know.
Available in four languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi and Polish.
Galop LGBT Domestic Violence
Galop LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline – 0800 999 5428
Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse
Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0161 636 7525
Saheli Asian Women’s Project
Saheli Asian Women’s Project – 0161 945 4187
Community Language Helpline Service
Community Language Helpline Service (Urdu and Punjabi): 0161 636 7525
Greater Manchester End The Fear
Helpline for ‘honour’-based abuse and forced marriage: 0800 599 9247
Manchester Social Care
Manchester Social Care (adults and children) – 0161 234 5001
A UK-wide charity has further advice and support on COVID 19 and domestic abuse.
Surviving Economic Abuse
Share information on abuse and economic resources. There is a page specific to COVID 19 Outbreak.
Respect Helpline – 0808 802 4040
If you are concerned about your behaviour and feel you may be about to hurt someone please call the helpline or visit: www.respectphoneline.org.uk.
The Respect Phone line is a confidential national helpline, email, webchat service for perpetrators of domestic abuse looking for help to stop.
They help male and female perpetrators in heterosexual or same sex relationships. Partners or ex-partners of perpetrators, as well as family and friends, are welcome to get in touch for information, advice and support.
Talk Listen Change (TLC)
TLC are the local provider of perpetrator behaviour change programmes in Manchester, ring: 0161 872 1100.