UK SAYS NO MORE is a national campaign focused on raising awareness of and preventing domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Safe Spaces

In response to growing concerns around a rise in domestic abuse during the coronavirus lockdown, our UK SAYS NO MORE campaign has launched Safe Spaces with Boots UK, Superdrug and Morrisons pharmacies, as well as independent pharmacies across the country. 

Pharmacy consultation rooms in these stores across the UK will be open for people who are experiencing domestic abuse and looking to access support. 

In order to access a Safe Space, ask at the healthcare counter to use the consultation room. Once inside, you’ll be provided with information on specialist domestic abuse support services and national helplines. 

Check out the Safe Spaces page for more information.

The campaign is facilitated by Hestia and delivered in partnership with over 400 organisations, charities, community groups and Parliamentarian Champions across the UK, who are all working together to bring an end to domestic abuse and sexual violence.

UK SAYS NO MORE unites and strengthen a diverse community of members of the public and organisations nationwide to actively take a stand against domestic abuse and sexual violence under one powerful, visual symbol.

The campaign provides open-source tools and resources for individuals and organisations to take action and get involved in ending domestic abuse and sexual violence. Together we are challenging the myths and misconceptions around these issues, sharing resources and information, and ultimately working together to make real positive change.

In 2018 we welcomed the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, optimistic that this piece of legislation could make a real and practical difference in the lives of those that have and are still enduring domestic abuse, and their children.

We have been working with our partners and the Children's Coalition to ensure that children and their experiences and needs are reflected in the Bill, that prevention such as awareness raising, training, healthy relationship and consent education is understood as a core element in the response to domestic abuse, and that employers are asked to take up their role in the response to domestic abuse.

In April 2019, Head of UK SAYS NO MORE Lyndsey Dearlove provided evidence to the Pre-Legislative Committee on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill.

Recent Publications

Healthy Relationship Toolkit

September 2019

Created in partnership with Hestia's Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Integrated Mental Health Service The Grove Centre's Relationship Group

Impact On Adults Who Have Experienced Domestic Abuse In Childhood

May 2019

Data by Opinium, Commissioned by Hestia (2019)

UK SAYS NO MORE 2018/2019: Impact Report

May 2019

How UK SAYS NO MORE continues to fight domestic abuse and sexual violence in 2018/2019.

On The Sidelines: The Economic and Personal Cost of Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence

March 2019

New analysis from charity Pro Bono Economics, carried out for Hestia, highlights the staggering potential cost, up to £1.4bn, to UK taxpayers of children exposed to severe domestic violence who are not given support to overcome their trauma. 

UK SAYS NO MORE 2017/2018: Impact Report

May 2018

See what we have achieved across the UK to end Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence in 2017. 

UK SAYS NO MORE 2016/2017: Impact Report

May 2017

See what we have achieved across the UK to end Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence in 2017. 

Learn more about UK SAYS NO MORE here, or follow the campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.