Partner organisation support helplines
If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, we can put you in touch with other support organisations that understand your specific needs. Below you’ll find a list of organisations who can assist you.
Call the UK police non-emergency number, 101, if you need support or advice from the police and it's not an emergency. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.
Compass - find a domestic abuse service in your district.
Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board - advice and information on services for those affected by domestic abuse.
Next Chapter - help for adults and children affected by domestic abuse.
Changing Pathways - help including refuges and counselling.
The Change Project - for victims and perpetrators.
Victim Support Essex - local branch of the national scheme
Hayley Lowles, 34, was attacked in her home by her boyfriend of seven years, Matthew Sargent.
He attacked her so viciously, that doctors thought at one stage she may not survive.
But she did and has seen him jailed for a minimum of 16 years, having been convicted of attempted murder in May 2014.
The mum-of-one was brave enough to tell her story and share why she is behind the Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse campaign.
In the film she explains how she didn't realise she was in an abusive relationship, that she didn't know help was available and encourages other people to seek that help to either stay safe in a relationship or leave it.