DOMESTIC abuse victims in the New Forest are being urged to take part in a survey to help develop support services.

Women and men from all walks of life suffer domestic violence, both physical and emotional. Victims often feel afraid to seek help and change their lives for the better, says the New Forest Domestic Abuse Forum. The forum is asking victims to take part in an anonymous survey online at

For details call National Domestic Violence Victim Support on 0845 303 0900 or visit (for women), or the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327 or

Other support agencies include the police on 101 or 999 in an emergency, Citizens Advice on 08444 111444 and the Samaritans on 08457 909090.