Domestic Abuse Services

Helping you heal from abusive relationships.

Helping you heal from abusive relationships.

All relationships have their ups and downs, but when regular patterns of coercive, controlling, threatening or violent behaviour begin to arise, they become abusive. We partner with a number of organisations to support people experiencing domestic abuse.


What is domestic abuse?

You may be experiencing domestic abuse if you feel scared or threatened by your partner, if they exert violence on you, or if they regularly call you names or make you feel bad about yourself.

Domestic abuse can take many different forms, including, but not limited to:

  • Physical violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Emotional abuse
  • Coercive control, manipulation and gaslighting
  • Financial abuse

If you believe your partner or ex-partner is being abusive, it is important to seek help when and where you feel safe to do so.


What do we do?

With our partners, we offer a support network for those in abusive relationships and help them build the strength to leave. We provide safety planning advice to ensure our help never compromises anyone’s safety, health and wellbeing.

In some regions, we offer free counselling sessions to those who’ve been affected by domestic abuse. These aim to help people share their feelings and process their experiences.

We also offer tailored support to young people who are affected by domestic abuse and have a parent, sibling, or guardian attending one of our programmes.

If you are worried about your own behaviour and think you may be abusive towards a partner, we offer a range of Behaviour Change Programmes to help you stop using harm.

TLC does not operate a crisis hotline, but if you need to speak to someone immediately, you can find a list of support services on the UK government website. If you are in immediate danger, please dial 999 and speak to an emergency service operator.


How can we help?

If you live in Salford and need to access domestic abuse support services, visit the website of our partner organisation, Safe in Salford, by clicking the link below.

We also offer domestic abuse support for residents of Stockport via the Stockport Support Hub. Click the link below to fill out a referral form.

If you’re worried that you are abusive towards a partner, you may be interested in our Behaviour Change Programmes.

If you are a young person or the carer of a young person with a parent, guardian, or sibling attending one of our programmes, click through to our Children and Young People’s Support page to view your options.

What do people we've worked with say?

"I've been given the space I need to discuss life-long abuse. My sessions have allowed me to offload, learn and recognise what abuse is. I now have tools to challenge abuse; it's changed my life."