Domestic Abuse Awareness and Support at MVMC – IRIS

Maida Vale Medical Centre is now a domestic abuse aware practice. We are working with IRIS in order to promote awareness and support for people who are suffering from, or may be at risk of domestic abuse.


What is Domestic Abuse?

Physical – Including being hit, kicked or attacked.

Sexual – Having to be sexual when you don’t want to.

Emotional – Being called names, put down, made to feel bad, or threatened.

Financial – When someone takes or controls your money.

Isolation – When someone controls who you see and when you go out.


How can IRIS help?

If you choose to talk to us, we can:

  • Support you if you choose to remain in, or leave the relationship/family home.
  • Help to make you and your children safe.
  • Put you in touch with a domestic abuse specialist who can help you confidentially.

For more information, please visit their website by clicking here.


If you feel as if you or someone you know may benefit from this service, please find some useful numbers listed below:

Advance Charity (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) – 020 8741 7008

Asian Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC) (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) – 020 8961 6549

National Domestic Violence Helpline (Freephone, 24hr) – 0808 2000 247

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327

Respect – 0808 802 4040 (If you are concerned about your own, or someone else’s violent behaviour).


In an emergency, always call 999.