‘No-one deserves to live with domestic violence or abuse.’

If you are worried about how a partner or ex-partner is treating you there steps you can take to help protect yourself and your children.

You can contact:

  • Women’s Aid for confidential information and support 028 2563 2136
  • 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 802 1414
  • PSNI if you are in immediate danger – 999’

Should you decide to leave, here are some suggestions:

  • Think of an escape plan
  • Store important papers (Birth Certificates, medical cards, passports) in a safe place
  • Save money secretly
  • Leave keys with a friend
  • Hide some medication if you or your children need it
  • Create an excuse to slip away

Women’s Aid in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey

Who we are:

Women’s Aid have offices in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey. We provide services to women, children and young people affected by all forms of domestic violence.


How we can help:

Some of the things we can do to help you, whether or not you leave or stay with your partner:

  • Help you address you and your children’s safety and security needs
  • Give you general advice on housing and money issues
  • Help you access other specialist services
  • Offer you individual or group support
  • Provide support for your children
  • We also have emergency accommodation in our refuge