Recovering from Domestic Abuse
Understanding what's happening
Breaking the silence

Free confidential counselling


Our Team

The Elm Foundation team comprises of staff members and trained volunteers.

To find out more about how you can volunteer for The Elm Foundation, click here.

We give you options and choices, because you have the right to live your life free from fear, violence and abuse.

At The Elm Foundation we provide a range of services, including counselling, a number of alternative therapies, and professional advice clinics. We can also provide safe, secure refuge and community outreach support

We do not judge or discriminate against anyone who comes to us for help, and any information shared with us is kept confidential*. We’re simply here to help you. You don’t need an appointment to come and talk to us, just call in. You can find us at 6 Fairfield Road, Chesterfield S40 4TP. We’re open from 9.30am to 5pm.

*We have a duty of care to all service users. In some circumstances, where we feel your safety, or that of those around you, is at risk, we may disclose your information to a third party for immediate or specialist help.

Here to help You

The Elm Foundation represents a safe, welcoming, supportive place for any man, woman or child affected by domestic abuse.

A friendly, informal, peaceful haven in which you can talk freely and make sense of your thoughts. A hub that can provide the advice, support and tools you may need to change your situation; where you will feel empowered to take back control of your life.


4.2% of men and 7.9% of women suffered domestic abuse

What is domestic abuse?

A woman is killed through domestic abuse every three days. 

30 men are killed in a year

Domestic abuse encompasses one or more of the following: sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse and financial/economic abuse. It involves controlling and coercive behaviour and it rarely happens just once – such abuse tends to worsen and occur more frequently over time.

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Domestic abuse will effect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 Men