Domestic Abuse – How to get help and support
We know that some of our patients will be living with Domestic Abuse. The following links may help you to find support. Our clinicians can offer more advice should you need it so please do get in touch.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE & NEED IMMEDIATE HELP?
ASK FOR ANI
STEP 1 If a pharmacy has the ASK FOR ANI symbol on display, this means they are ready to help.
STEP 2 Approach a member of staff and ASK FOR ANI.
STEP 3 They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you want a 999 police response or to speak to a domestic abuse support helpline.
For further information
Action Needed Immediately #YOUARENOTALONE
Whoever you are, there is no excuse for Domestic abuse
Information from Kent Police
This is a crime and it can affect anyone.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, limited contact with the outside world may make you or someone you know feel unsafe but our specialist teams are still here to help 24/7, in the same way we always do.
Kent Police will respond to your call and can arrest anyone committing offences against you.
In an emergency dial 999 or 101 for non-emergencies. You can also speak to someone online at www.kent.police.uk
There are other agencies working with Kent Police to support you:
East Kent Virtual One Stop Shop
Does someone who is supposed to love you:
- Make you feel afraid?
- Make you feel ugly and useless?
- Control you or your money?
- Stop you seeing your friends and family?
- Blame you, drugs. or drink for their behaviour?
- Hurt you mentally, physically, or emotionally?
DOVER & THANET ONE-STOP SHOPS
Anyone can access free and confidential specialist domestic abuse advice and information from a range of professionals
From the 6th of April 2021
Monday - Thursday mornings between 10:00 and 12:00
An administrator will take your call or email and arrange for an appropriate professional to get back to you by 12:00 that day