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Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services (PDAS)

Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services (PDAS)

PDAS provide practical, non-judgemental support, advice and protection for all victims of domestic abuse. They offer a range of help to individuals and families in the Plymouth area. This includes confidential advice, one-to-one and group support sessions, and a refuge.

Helpline Number: 0800 458 2558

Refuge Number: 01752 562 286

Opening hours are:

Monday 8am to 5pm

Tuesday 8am to 5pm

Wednesday 8am to 8pm

Thursday 8am to 5pm

Friday 8am to 5pm

The first Saturday of each month 9am to 12:30pm

National Domestic Violence Helpline

National Domestic Violence Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.

24-hour National Domestic Violence
Freephone Helpline

Helpline Number: 0808 2000 247


The Men’s Advice Line

The Men’s Advice Line

This is a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner, ex-partner or from other family members. They offer emotional support; provide practical advice and signpost to other services for specialist help.

Helpline Number: 0808 801 0327

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm



Tuesdays 10am to 4pm

Thursdays 10am to 4pm



National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

The National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline offer emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.

Helpline Number: 0800 999 5428

Opening Times:

Monday 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 8pm
Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am – 5pm

Tuesday 1pm – 5pm is a trans specific service.

Online chat:

Wednesday 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 5pm – 8pm

Further Support

Further Support

If you are experiencing domestic violence you can get help from the Department of Work and Pensions 

This includes Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance a break from job seeking and Universal Credit adjustments.




If you think you might be a perpetrator

If you think you might be a perpetrator

If you are worried that you or someone you know might be a perpetrator there is support available.

Respect is a helpline for domestic abuse perpetrators that connects them with help programmes in the local area.

Respect Phoneline: 0808 802 4040

Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Free from landlines and mobile phones, your call will not appear on your phone bill statement.  


Webchat available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-4pm on the Respect Phoneline website