Please do not suffer in silence. If you need to leave your property to seek help please do so and go to your nearest Police Station or try to get a message to friends/family/neighbours that you need help.
If you hear/see incidents of this nature please report them immediately to Warwickshire Police on 999 if there is a risk of harm to individuals involved, it could save a life.
If you are unable to speak on the phone, there are systems in place to connect you to the right service: If you are calling from a mobile phone, you can use the ‘Silent Solution' system. Press 55 and the operator will transfer the call to the relevant police force as an emergency. The police call handler will then ask you a series of simple yes/no questions. If you're still not able to speak, listen to the instructions you are given so the handler can assess your call and send help. Please note that calling from a mobile does not allow the police to track your location.
If you are calling from a landline, pressing ‘55' will not work. If you can't speak you should stay on the line and the operator will connect you to a police call handler. If you need to put the phone down, the line will stay open for 45 seconds. If you pick it up again during this time and the operator is concerned for your safety, they will put you through to a police call handler. Calling 999 from a landline means the police may be able to retrieve information on your location to send help.
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It's important to look after your mental health during this time: