This Survivors’ Forum is a safe, anonymous, space for women (over 18) who have been affected by domestic abuse to share their experiences and support one another.

You don’t have to sign up to read the forums but if you want to introduce yourself, join in the discussion, and connect with other survivors then register for your own profile below.

Please note that the forum is not for seeking advice on behalf of a third party.

Remember in an emergency situation you should always call 999 for the Police. If you need help and support, please email us [email protected] or scroll down for more options. 

New to the forum?

You can post an introduction here and meet other survivors who might be experiencing similar situations. You can also read our forum guidelines and our FAQs for more on how the forum works, how to keep safe without posting identifying details and how survivors can support each other.

Is it abuse?

Sometimes it’s difficult to decide whether what you are experiencing is actually abusive. Let us know about how you are feeling and what you are experiencing.

Positive moments

This is a space for you to share your successes and good days with each other, whatever that might mean for you. Whatever it is, we want to hear what’s going on with you.


Living with abuse and disability

If you are disabled, have a health condition or mental health condition, and you’re experiencing domestic abuse, this is somewhere for you to discuss your experiences with other survivors.

Abuse from family members

Abuse can happen in all kinds of relationships, it’s not always between partners or ex-partners. If you are experiencing abuse from someone in your family, there is support available for you.

Domestic abuse in BME communities

Domestic abuse in BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities, please share you experiences here

Refuges and emergency accommodation

What is life like in a refuge? Share your experiences and questions here. There are resources that might help in our Survivors’ Handbook and you can share your experiences and questions here.

Leaving an abusive relationship

Whenever you’re ready to consider leaving, here is where you can post any questions you have about how to prepare practically and emotionally to leave as safely as possible.

Having a bad day?

This board is a place for you to post about what you’re going through at the moment where you and other survivors can listen and support each other.

Life after an abusive relationship

If you have questions about what happens after leaving or you’d like to talk about your experiences, this is a space for you to share and connect with other survivors.

Women over 50

Abuse can happen at any age and there is support available. Here you can talk to other survivors over 50 about your experiences.

General discussion

If you’re not sure where to post or if your post covers multiple areas, this board is the best place for any questions or anything else you’d like to share.

A moderator is online every day to respond to posts, provide individual advice, and deal with any technical problems relating to the Forum. We aim to respond to any requests within 12 hours.

  • The forum is not a helpline service.If you need help and support, you can access Women’s Aid direct services which include our Live Chat, the Survivors’ Forum and the Survivor’s Handbook at You can also email us at [email protected] or contact a local domestic abuse service by using our Domestic Abuse Directory.
  • If you are a man who is experiencing domestic abuse, please contact the Men’s Advice Line.

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