How to get help

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic abuse, there is support and help available.

For confidential support or information, call the Greenwich Domestic Violence and Abuse Service (GDVA) helpline on 020 8317 8273 or email

Domestic abuse support drop-ins

Her Centre run women-only domestic abuse 'One Stop Shop' drop-ins which provide legal advice and emotional support from domestic violence advocates and family law solicitors. These take place weekly at:

  • St. Marys Eltham Community Centre, 180 Eltham High Street, SE9 1BJ, every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon
  • Thamesmead Moorings Sociable Club, Arnott Close, SE28 8BG, every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon
  • YMCA Thames Gateway, Antelope Road Woolwich, SE18 5QG, every Friday 10am to 12noon

These services are provided by Her Centre, National Legal Service and Hudgell & Partners (Part of GT Stewart Solicitors).

For further Information and advice, call 0203 260 7772 or email

In an emergency always call 999.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone - regardless of your gender. If you are a man and are experiencing domestic abuse, help is out there.

Contact ManKind, the confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse, by calling 01823 33424 (weekdays, 10am to 4pm).