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Resources for Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Violence

Resources for Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Violence

Support for You

  • Womens Aid provides advice and support services to abused women and their children. 24hr Helpline - 0808 2000 247
  • Mind offers information on panic attacks, anxiety and coping after Domestic Violence and more.
  • Samaritans offer 24 hour confidential emotional support - Phoneline - 08457 90 90 90
  • Freedom Programme online: an empowering course for survivors of domestic abuse and violence.
  • Freedom Programme nationwide: join a group and meet like minded people.

 

Children and Young People

  • Young Minds works to improve the emotional and mental wellbeing of children - Helpline – 0808 802 5544.
  • Young Women's Trust supports girls and women as they take control of their lives.
  • Barnados works with children who have lived with domestic violence in their home.
  • The Hideout is a website for children and young people living with Domestic Violence.
  • Get Connected offers free confidential help for under 25 year olds.

 

Ethnic Minorities

 

Male Survivors of Domestic Abuse

  • Mankind offers emotional support and practical information for men suffering abuse - Helpline - 01823 334 244.
  • Mens Advice Line also offers advice and support for men in abusive relationships - Helpline - 0808 801 0327.
  • The National Centre for Domestic Violence provides free fast emergency services.

Money and Debt

Housing

  • Shelter offers free housing advice - Helpline - 0808 800 4444
  • Adviceguide from the Citizens Advice Burea, gives information on help with your rent

Further resources

  • Child Contact Centres provide safe places where children can spend time with the non-resident parent
  • The Family Rights Group advises parents whose children are in care - Helpline - 0808 801 0366
  • Rights of Women offers free legal advice - Advice line - 020 7251 6577 - Sexual Advice Line - 020 7251 8887
  • Hot Peach Pages is an international directory of domestic violence agencies
  • Rape Crisis provides information about rape and sexual violence and details of your nearest Centre if you need support

Cover your tracks

Please be careful if you are accessing any of the websites above from a computer that your abuser has access to. Many of the sites contain information on actions that can be taken to minimize the chance that access might be discovered. For example SingleParents.org.uk has a 'Cover Your Tracks' button at the top of all pages which has helpful advice and information about how to protect your privacy online.

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