The OU's Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence Policies
Staff:  Domestic-Abuse-Policy-and-Guidance-PSP119.docx (
 Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence Policy (  

If you are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse or gender-based violence, the following signposted support might be helpful to you:
Domestic abuse support: | Help Centre | The Open University
The OU's internal support website that contains various links to different support sites. Please use this if none of the links below seem appropriate for you.
A grassroots federation working to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.
Specialist mental health charity providing free counselling and therapy for women who have experienced domestic abuse.
Global non-profit that creates resources to support survivors of gender-based violence.
A tool managed by the charity Hestia that provides a directory of services to help you find local and national support services.

For Men
ManKind Initiative - Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
An expert and specialist charity in the UK focussing on male victims of domestic abuse.

Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men | Men's Advice Line UK (
An online helpline service for male victims of domestic abuse.

Galop - the LGBT+ anti-abuse charity
Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity. They run four national support helplines for LGBT+ victims and survivors of: domestic abuse; hate crime; rape and sexual abuse; and so-called “conversion therapy”. 

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