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Help across the UK

Please don't suffer in silence. There are organisations all over the UK that can offer advice, support and counselling.

You'll find some of them below.

Support organisations

Women's Aid

Women's Aid, a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children, runs a 24-hour helpline in partnership with Refuge.
Helpline: 0808 2000 247
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.womensaid.org.uk/

Women’s Aid has produced a Survivor’s Handbook, a leaflet full of practical support and information for women experiencing domestic violence. You can download the leaflet in various languages on their website.

The charity also has a website designed to help young people understand domestic violence. Children can log on at http://www.thehideout.org.uk/

Refuge

Refuge runs a 24-hour helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid and offers a network of refuges, including some for women from ethnic backgrounds and cultures.
Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (Open 24 hours)
Website: http://refuge.org.uk/

If you need to stay at a refuge but have been unable to find one you can call the National 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

Relate

Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.
Helpline: 0300 100 1234
Website: https://www.relate.org.uk/

Restored

Restored is an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women.
Website: www.restoredrelationships.org/

Ashiana Project

Advice, support and safe housing for South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage.
Phone: 0208 539 0427
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ashiana.org.uk/

Chinese Information and advice centre

Confidential support for Chinese women who are experiencing domestic abuse. Specially trained volunteers speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Phone:0300 201 1868
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ciac.co.uk/

Jewish Women’s Aid

Aims to break the silence surrounding domestic violence through education and awareness-raising programmes.
Helpline: 0808 801 0500 (Open 9.30am to 9.30pm Monday to Thursday)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.jwa.org.uk/

Turkish Cypriot Women’s Project

Advice service for Turkish Cypriot, Turkish and Kurdish women on all matters of domestic abuse.
Helpline: 0208 340 3300
E-mail: [email protected]

Muslim Community Helpline

Aim to provide Muslim girls and women in crisis with a free, confidential listening service and practical help and information
Helpline: 0208 904 8193 or 0208 908 6715 (Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm)
Website: www.muslimcommunityhelpline.org.uk/

Karma Nirvana

A registered charity supporting victims and survivors of forced marriages and honour based violence.
Helpline: 0800 599 9247
Website: www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

GALOP

If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.  We are a completely independent community-led group. Anything you tell us is confidential, and you can contact us anonymously if you choose.
Phone: 0800 999 5428
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.galop.org.uk/

Southall Black Sisters

Offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages.
Helpline: 0208 571 0800 (Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Closed 12.30pm to 1.30pm for lunch)
Phone: 0208 571 9595
Website: www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/

Action on Elder Abuse

Charity giving help and information about the abuse of older people including abuse by family members and partners
Phone: 0208 835 9280
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.elderabuse.org.uk/

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Offers advice on forced marriages.
Phone: 0207 008 0135 or 0207 008 0230

Network for Surviving Stalking

Registered charity dedicated to supporting victims of stalking.
Helpline: 0845 3030 900 (Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm and 9am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://nssadvice.org/

One Space

A website for single parents offering practical advice on benefits, housing and finances as well as online group discussions.
Website: www.onespace.org.uk

Childline

A free, 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger.
Helpline: 0800 1111
Website: http://www.childline.org.uk/

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