Looking for help?
If you are experiencing domestic abuse and would like some information, advice or support, please contact the local Southend service on 01702 302333.
Other services you can access if you want to speak to someone either by telephone or online:
- Compass Helpline – 24hrs a day – 0333 0333 7444 or via self-referrals https://www.essexcompass.org.uk/self-referral/
- Women’s Aid chatline - https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/ - open Mon to Friday 10am to 12pm
If you are in danger, please call 999.
If you are afraid of further danger and escalation of harm if you are overheard calling 999 in an emergency, you use the Silent Solution. When somebody calls 999, an operator will ask which emergency service is required. If the caller is unable to audibly signal to the operator, the call will be forwarded to an operating system. If 55 is pressed by the caller, the system will detect this. The operator will then transfer the call to the relevant police force as an emergency.