Do you want to talk to someone about domestic abuse?
Contact the Somerset Domestic Abuse Support helpline: 0800 69 49 999

Or email the Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service
General Enquiries:

Opening Hours - 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday/Sunday. 

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please always call the Police on 999.


Stop the cycle

Help for people hurting their partners

Have you abused your partner or ex-partner?

Do you want to change your abusive behaviour?
You can get help in Somerset if you want to stop abusive behaviour towards your partner or ex-partner. 

Help increase the safety of your partner and children, and prevent future harm in new relationships.

About the programme

It’s now widely accepted that domestic abuse is not about anger but instead it’s the abuser’s desire to control their partner (or family member) through any means that will work. Anger management programmes do not address this, nor do they focus on the safety of the victim or hold the perpetrator accountable for their abuse.  


The programme gives participants the knowledge, confidence and skills to accept responsibility for their behaviour, stop acting in an abusive way and have more positive and productive personal relationships.

We know that changing behaviour is tough for everyone involved, which is why we support partners and their children through the programme too.

What to expect from the programme?

Here are some of the areas covered in the course.

Participants will:
  • Learn about the effects and consequences of domestic abuse on their partner and family
  • Participate in group sessions with other individuals who have behaved in a similar way
  • Talk openly about their behaviour and the people affected by it
  • Identify the beliefs and attitudes which underpin violence and abuse
  • Cope with their behaviour and feelings in difficult situations
  • Learn how to react without being abusive
  • Learn about respect and responsible parenting
  • Learn to understand and want to change your behaviour

If you’d like more information or would like to refer yourself or someone you know, please call 0800 694 9999 or email the Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service hub at




Helping to Keep You Safe