How to report and access support
If you, or someone you know, is affected by gender-based violence please call Greater Manchester Victims’ Services on 0161 200 1950 for help and advice or visit gmvictims.org.uk. Please remember, you don’t have to report anything to the police if you don’t want to.
If you, or someone you know, has come to harm or is at risk of coming to harm, you can report this to Greater Manchester Police via GMP’s Livechat facility at gmp.police.uk or call 101. If you, or someone else is in immediate danger always dial 999.
If you are calling 999 from a mobile phone and you are unable to speak, you can use the Silent Solution by pressing 55 when prompted. Once you press 55, the operator will then transfer the call to the relevant police force as an emergency.
Domestic abuse and violence:
Greater Manchester’s Domestic Abuse Helpline
0800 254 0909
Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline
0808 2000 247
Galop provide help, advice and support for LGBT victims of domestic abuse.
0207 704 2040
Rape or sexual assault:
St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) 24 hour helpline
0161 276 6515
Survivors Manchester UK
Helping male victims of sexual assault and abuse to break the silence.
0808 800 5005
Forced marriage and so-called honour-based violence:
Karma Nirvana is a UK registered charity that supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.
Female Genital Mutilation:
The Guardian Project
A free service covering the whole of Greater Manchester. It provides care and support for women and girls who may be at risk from, or who have been victims of, female genital mutilation.
07449 651 677
Stalking and harassment:
National Stalking Helpline
Support for children and young people:
If you’re a young person, call ChildLine 24/7 on 0800 1111.
Concerned about your behaviour:
If you’re concerned about your own behaviour towards a loved one, Respect provides a confidential advice and support for perpetrators of domestic abuse looking for help to stop.
0808 802 4040