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Africa Advocacy Foundation

Africa Advocacy Foundation works with communities both in the UK and overseas who are affected by a range of issues including sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and girls, female genital mutilation (FGM) and mental health issues. We provide information, advocacy, advice, practical support and training through our a range of projects and partnership activities. Please visit their programme…

ASHA Projects

A service for South Asian women which works to end violence against women and girls. Accepts self referrals and agency referrals. Please contact them for confidential advice and information. They can also offer secure, temporary accommodation. Refuges Asha offers secure, temporary accommodation for South Asian women and children fleeing violence. Women who come to us stay in…

AVP London

AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project) provides workshops aiming to develop skills to enable participants to resolve difficult situations without resorting to violence, but based on respecting and caring for themselves and others. Also provides training for people wishing to facilitate workshops themselves. About 1 in 50 people in Britain are the victim of a violent…

Domestic Violence Intervention Project

They run services for men who have been violent to their partner, and for women who have suffered domestic violence.  They support parents and children affected by domestic violence.  They work with people across London, from all walks of life. With nearly 20 years of experience, they aim to help people end the cycle of…

Family Matters

 Family Matters works to help relieve the mental and physical distress of children, adolescents and adults who have been victims of abuse, including sexual abuse and rape, together with their non-abusing family members and partners, and thus help to: Break the cycle of abuse. Reduce the incidence of suicide and self-harm amongst survivors. Reduce the pain, suffering…

Galop – LGBT & Anti-violence charity

Galop is the LGBT anti-violence charity, making life safe, just and fair for LGBT people. Galop gives advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.  Galop also supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice…

H.U.S.H. – Self-Harm Support Group

H.U.S.H. (The Hidden Universe of Self-Harm) was launched in 2001 and is a fully user-led self-harm support group based in East London.  It is for anybody over the age of 16, male or female, who self harms. H.U.S.H is held every Thursday,  4.00pm – 6.30pm, and members also go on outings. Members of the support group…

IKWRO Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation

IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence and to promote their rights. It provides direct services for women and girls, including advocacy, training and counselling. IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern…

Into the Light

Into the Light is a not-for -profit organisation to provide a place of understanding and support for those who have experienced child sexual abuse.   They offer  support, counselling,  information and resources to those effected by sexual abuse and their supporters. One to one counselling can be provided face to face, by skype, by phone or…

Latin American Women Rights LAWRS

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation which supports the immediate and long term needs of Latin American women migrants in the UK. Their aim is for Latin American women in the UK to be free from violence, abuse and exploitation, to be economically secure in the UK, to…

LifeSigns Self-Injury

They provide information about self-injury and while they never tell anyone to ‘stop’, they do support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives. LifeSIGNS is a user-led small charity creating understanding about self-injury. Founded in 2002, they are continuing their mission to guide people who hurt themselves towards new ways of…

Mankind Counselling (male victims of sexual abuse)

Mankind Counselling delivers specialist support services to men aged 18+ who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or sexual assault at any time in their lives.  Please note that this service is based in Hove, Sussex, but there is a Resources Library on the website.  you can download leaflets, posters, Annual Reports and find out about…

ManKind Initiative (male victims of domestic violence)

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you are not alone, Mankind Initiative is here to help. No matter what your background, age, job, race or sexuality, they are here to give all the support we can.  One is six men will be a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime: You are not…

Men’s Advice Line

Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). They help by giving you time to tell your story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice; and signposting you to other services for specialist help. They help and advise:  Heterosexual male victims of…

Mozaic Women’s Wellbeing Project

The MOZAIC project provides an accessible woman-centred advocacy service to women who have experienced or are still experiencing domestic violence.  The project is run by 170 Community Project and is based at St. Thomas’ Hospital and is only for patients attending Guy’s and St Thomas’. Mozaic can offer: Emotional support Telephone support Referrals to counselling…

National Centre for Domestic Violence

NCDV was established to help survivors of domestic violence and abuse obtain protection against an abuser, as well as offering services to the police, probation service, domestic abuse agency workers, the legal profession and judiciary. They specialise in providing free, fast and effective legal support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse, usually by helping…

National Domestic Violence Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The…

One in Four

One in Four is a specialist charity with a dedicated team of experts and counsellors with many years of knowledge, experience and expertise in working with survivors of sexual abuse and violence, and particularly child sexual abuse.They understand the trauma and long-term effects of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.One in Four was established in…

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

National Freephone Helpline 0808 802 9999 12:00 – 14:30 daily 19:00 – 21:30 daily 15.00 – 17.30 Monday to Friday National confidential helpline open all year, offering information and support for women, girls and who have been raped or sexually abused.  Can give information on court and police procedures, child protection, and organisations offering counselling…

Recover Your Life

RecoverYourLife is one of the biggest Self-Harm Support Communities on the internet. Although they are known for helping people suffering with Self Harm, they also welcome and support people with other issues such as Eating Disorders, Mental Health problems, those dealing with Abuse, and many more! They do not condone any pro-activity or encourage anyone to…

Refuge

Refuge opened the world’s first safe house for women and children escaping domestic violence in West London in 1971.  Since then Refuge has led the campaign against domestic violence. They have grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic violence services. On any given day they support more than 4,600 women, children and…

Respect Phoneline

They are a confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner. They are a team of skilled professionals offering advice, information and support to domestic violence perpetrators, as well as to their (ex) partners and frontline workers. They are a helpline and email service. The service is run and…

Respond (from Hurting to Healing)

What we do: We aim to make a real difference to people with learning disabilities by providing effective and flexible support to help them to improve their lives. Who the service is for: Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused…

Self Injury Support

Self injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) is a charity to support women in emotional distress.  They particularly help girls and women who harm themselves (often called self-injury). This is how some people cope with their feelings and problems. Aims To offer support to women in emotional distress, and particularly to those who…

Solace Women’s Aid (Domestic and Sexual Violence Advice & Counselling Services)

Solace Women’s Aid exists to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse. They run a wide range of services to meet the different needs of…

Solas Anois – Irish Women’s Domestic Violence Project

Offers refuge for Irish women and children experiencing domestic violence. Telephone advice, counselling and group support. Provides advice and information on issues such as re-housing, welfare rights, children’s services, emotional support for residents.

SupportLine

SupportLine provides confidential, emotional support for children, young adults and adults.  They offer support by telephone, email and post. They work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. They also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support…

Survivors UK

Offers support, advice, information and counselling for men over 18 who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault /rape. Individual counselling held in central London as well as web and email chat. You can self-refer. Also offers training for professionals and organisations. They offer individual counselling from their base in Shadwell, London E1…

The Gaia Centre, Lambeth

The Gaia Centre provides confidential, non-judgmental and independent support for anyone experiencing gender violence in the London Borough of Lambeth.  Their services support women and girls aged 14+ and their children, and men aged 16+. Gender violence occurs when an individual or group of individuals exert power and control over someone else. Types of gender violence include: Domestic…

The Haven

The Haven provides urgent and follow-up care to people who have been sexually assaulted or raped. The patients or clients may be women, men, adults or children. They offer: support, advice and counselling medical care, such as emergency contraception and infection prevention forensic examinations to collect evidence follow-up medical care, such as pregnancy tests and…

Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales.  It was set up over 40 years ago and has grown to become the oldest and largest victims’ organisation in the world.  It offers advice and practical and emotional support for victims of crime;  also specialist help for people experiencing…

Women and Girls Network

Women and Girls Network (WGN) supports women and girls affected by all forms of gendered violence including childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), rape/gang rape, honour based violence and war crimes.  WGN became a free, comprehensive integrated service providing a holistic response to women who had…

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