Here are some UK based organisations that can offer support to people who are experiencing domestic abuse.
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Advance – A women’s charity based in West London, providing crisis intervention, risk assessment, advocacy and support for women and their children experiencing domestic and sexual violence, and community support for women who are involved in offending behaviour or the criminal justice system.
Broken Rainbow – 08452 60 44 60 | Providing the national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic violence.
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. All counsellors have provided the Counselling Directory with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.
Domestic Violence Co-ordinators Network – this website has links to many support organisations.
DAVSS – Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services, Operating in Sevenoaks District, Tonbridge and Malling and Tunbridge Wells Boroughs, from Swanley in the north, Edenbridge in the west, Aylesford in the east and Hawkhurst in the south. The Help Line is available from 10.00am to 1.00pm weekdays: 01892 570538
National Domestic Violence – UK 24-hour Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247
Honour Network Helpline – 0800 5999 247 | Operated by Karma Nirvana, the helpline is unique as those who call have the option to speak to a survivor whose experience is invaluable in supporting the caller’s decision making process. Provides a support network for women and men who are experiencing forced marriage or so called honour based crime.
National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247 | 24 hour helpline operated in partnership with Women’s Aid and Refuge.
National Sexual Violence Helpline – 0808 802 9999 | 12 – 2.30pm and 7 – 9.30pm every day of the year operated by Rape & Sexual Abuse Support (RASAC).
The National Stalking Helpline – 0300 636 0300 | 9.30am – 4pm weekdays (except Wed 1.00pm – 4pm)
Rape Crisis – Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides co-ordination for the national network of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales.
Refuge – Refuge is a UK charity offering support to women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Respect phone line – A phone line for people who are concerned about their own abusive behaviour towards a partner or family member. 0845 1228609
Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90 * (UK), 1850 60 90 90 * (ROI) A confidential helpline for anyone who is feeling troubled. It is always available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They say “Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.”
Women’s Aid – Women’s Aid is a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK. Also provide an online survivor forum.