Survivors’ Forum

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 if you need urgent help and support, please call the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (run in partnership between Women’s Aid & Refuge), email us [email protected] and in an emergency situation you should always call 999 for the Police.

Is it abuse?

Sometimes it’s difficult to decide whether what you are experiencing is actually abusive. Share your experiences here.

Familial abuse

Share you experiences of abuse from family members here

Having a bad day?

We’re here to listen

New to the forum?

Come and say hello

Living with abuse and disability

If you have a disability and are suffering abuse, share your experience here

Life after an abusive relationship

What happens when you have left?

Domestic abuse in BME communities

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

Refuges and emergency accom

What’s life like in a refuge?

Positive moments

Share your successes and good days with each other

Getting out

Leaving an abusive relationship

General discussion

Not sure which category? Head here for general discussion

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 immediate help and support, please call the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (run in partnership between Women’s Aid & Refuge).
  • If you are a man who is experiencing domestic abuse, please contact the Men’s Advice Line.

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