You Are Not Alone

Thousands of women experience domestic violence up and down the country every single day.  Many feel scared and isolated.


We have teamed up with ITV’s Loose Women on a campaign which tells women – You Are Not Alone.

Ten years ago, Loose Women presenter Jamelia experienced domestic violence at the hands of a former partner.  On a special episode of Loose Women, she opened up to the audience about her frightening experience.

Click here to view our powerful You Are Not Alone video, featuring Jamelia.


Jamelia for the You Are Not Alone campaign


Refuge is here for women and children every single day of the year. We provide life-changing and life-saving support and protectionWe urgently need funding to continue our vital work supporting women and children escaping domestic violence.  Please donate £4 today, or whatever you can – every penny will make a difference.

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is purposeful, systematic, patterned behaviour designed to exert control over a partner.  It can take many forms – physical, emotional, sexual or financial.

Find out more about the warning signs of domestic violence.

Find out more about how to access support.

Remember – you are not to blame for the abuse.  You are not alone – help is available.

Shocking new domestic violence survey results released

To mark the launch of the #YouAreNotAlone campaign, Refuge and Loose Women  have released the results of a YouGov survey on the prevalence of domestic violence in Britain - find out more.

Refuge would like to thank ITV’s Loose Women team, Jamelia, advertising agency BBH and Tom van Schelven @ Making Pictures for their generous support with this campaign.