You are not alone

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, modern slavery or in need of a mental health service, support is available, whenever you need it.

Find the type of support you need:

I am affected by domestic abuse

I am affected by modern slavery

I am struggling with my mental health

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999

For any other Hestia enquiries please visit our ‘Contact Us’ page.

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If you are in immediate danger, please call 999.

If you need urgent help and advice:

Ring the Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline


Call 0808 2000 247, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The helpline is run by Refuge and is answered by fully trained female support workers and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence.


Ring the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV)


Make a referral: call 0207 186 8270 or call 0800 970 2070 (Press Option 1)

The NCDV provides free, fast and effective support to survivors of domestic abuse, usually by helping individuals obtain injunctions from their local county court. 

Ring Hestia's Refuge Referral Line (London)


Call 0808 169 9975 or email us at [email protected], Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

This helpline is for women and children to find domestic abuse refuge spaces across London.

If you need a refuge space outside of London, please call the National Domestic Abuse helpline (above).  

Please note: The Referral Line is closed 25th December, 26th December and 1st January.


Safe Spaces on the high street

UK SAYS NO MORE provides over 7,000 Safe Spaces in pharmacies and banks across the UK. Safe Spaces can be used by anyone experiencing domestic abuse to safely call a helpline, support service or friend.

Find out more about Safe Spaces


Download our Bright Sky app

Bright Sky is Hestia’s free mobile app providing support and information to anyone who is concerned that someone they know is experiencing domestic abuse.

Find out more about Bright Sky


Support for employers 

Hestia's Everyone's Business programme provides businesses with the information and resources they need to support staff who have experienced domestic abuse. 

Our Respond to Abuse Advice Line provides free and confidential guidance to employers on how they can respond to disclosures of domestic abuse.




The Salvation Army’s Confidential Referral Helpline

Call The Salvation Army’s Confidential Referral helpline on 0300 3038 151. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This helpline is for those who feel they may be a victim of modern slavery or if you suspect someone might be a victim of modern slavery.

Modern Slavery Helpline

Call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 to report a suspicion, get help or seek advice. 

Report a crime

If you notice someone being exploited contact the police at 999 if they are in immediate danger, or 101 if it’s not an emergency

If you would like to report a crime anonymously contact Crimestoppers

Please note that at present, only individuals referred into the National Referral Mechanism as potential victims of modern slavery can access our Hestia modern slavery support service. Please call one of the helplines above to discuss your case if you believe you are a potential victim entitled to support



Drop-in mental health crisis support

Hestia’s mental health crisis services are open 365 days a year during evenings and weekends, and offer a space for adults struggling with their mental health to access support from trained professionals.

These services are open to residents of Brent, Camden, Chelsea, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington, Kingston, Merton, Newham, Richmond, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster and Folkestone

Find your local Hestia crisis support service

If you do not live in one of these areas, the NHS has advice on how to find support services near you:

Find other local mental health support

Talk to Samaritans

The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day - in full confidence.

Call 116 123 - it's FREE.


Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for those that are struggling to cope.

Text 'SHOUT' to 85258.


Saneline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline that offers specialist emotional support, guidance and information to those affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. 

Open every day of the year from 4pm to 10pm on 0300 304 7000