Make Yourself Heard

Make Yourself Heard
Published: 27th Apr 2020

If you’re at risk of domestic abuse, remember the Silent Solution

Knowing what to do to make yourself heard if you’re in danger could be life-saving

If you’re in danger, call 999, listen and respond to questions and instructions and make yourself heard by coughing, tapping the handset or once prompted by the automated system, by pressing 55. Police will do their best to respond.

Find out more about the Silent Solution.

If you need support, in England, call the freephone, 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 or visit

Women's Aid also have a live chat service available on their website at