If you are exposed to violence or oppression within a relationship, there are various ways in which you can get help. Help is available, regardless of whether you are subjected to physical or psychological violence or abuse or economic control.
You can choose to remain anonymous and do not need to give your name. You do not have to report the matter to the police, but you can receive help to submit a police report if you wish to.
If you or anybody that you know is in immediate danger, you must always call the emergency services on 112.
Advice for those who are subjected to violence, and for friends and relatives
Sweden’s National Women’s Helpline
Sweden’s National Women’s Helpline (Kvinnofridslinjen) can give you support and advice by telephone. The number will not appear on your telephone bill. The calls are free of charge. You can also choose to remain anonymous and do not need to give your name.
Telephone: 020-50 50 50 (24 hours/day)
The Crisis Centre
The Crisis Centre (Kriscentrum) can give you support and advice by telephone. The Crisis Centre also has a conversational clinic, where you can get help with advice, treatment and the processing of trauma.
The Crisis Centre operators speak Swedish. A telephone interpreter can be booked if needed.
The Crisis Centre, telephone: 040-29 09 99 (24 hours/day)
The Crisis Centre, telephone for booking appointments: 04097 06 07
Help and advice for those who subject their partner or anybody else to violence
The national “Choose to Stop” (Välj att sluta) support line can help you to change your controlling or violent behaviour.
Telephone: 020-555 666
Advice over the phone
Telephone: 040-34 35 55
Telephone hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 13.00-15.00.
Reception – contact
Telephone: 040-34 19 94
Telephone hours: Monday–Friday 08.00-12.00 and 13.00–16.00.
Reception – visits
Address: Föreningsgatan 7B, floor 3
Visiting hours: Monday–Friday 09.00–12.00 and 13.00-15.00.