Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity which helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. If you need information or support, you can visit their website to find details of local domestic violence services or read the Survivor's Handbook which provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic violence.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
(The helpline is run by Women's Aid and Refuge)
The Hideout is a website created by Women’s Aid to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse and how to take positive action if it's happening to them.
Refuge provides safe, emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women and children experiencing domestic violence. Refuge also provides services for children, individual and group counselling and community based outreach services for women.
Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland
Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland offers a range of specialist services to anyone (men, women and children) who has experienced domestic violence. If you are being abused, physically, sexually, financially or emotionally, you can contact the 24hr Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline for initial support and to consider the options which are available to you.
24-hr Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline:0808 802 1414
(Free from all landlines and mobiles)
Text: ‘support’ to 07797 805839
All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Helpline
The All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Helpline is a confidential, freephone sign posting and information service for anyone experiencing domestic abuse and/or sexual violence or wanting more information on available support services. You can contact them by phone, email or by visiting their website.
Phone: 0808 80 10 800 (24 hours a day)
Scottish Women's Aid
Scottish Women's Aid is a lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. An important aspect of their work is ensuring that women and children with experience of domestic abuse get the services they need, both from local Women’s Aid groups and from the agencies they are likely to contact. Their members are local Women’s Aid groups which provide specialist services to women, children and young people. These include safe refuge accommodation, information and support.
If you are a woman who needs support, please visit the website for the contact details and opening hours of your nearest Women’s Aid group. You can also call the Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline to be referred to a local service.
Helpline: on 0800 027 1234 (24 hrs)
If you are in immediate danger, please call the police on 999
ManKind Initiative is a national charity that provides confidential help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.
Helpline: 01823 334244 (weekdays 10am-4pm & 7pm-9pm)
SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness. Their services are completely confidential and whatever your problems or concerns, you will receive non-judgemental emotional support.
There are 3 main ways to reach them:
Helpline: 0845 767 8000 (available 6pm – 11pm every day)
HOPELineUK and PAPYRUS
If you’re a young person and you’re considering suicide, or you feel depressed or like you’re not coping with life, HOPELineUK, provided by the organisation PAPYRUS, is a confidential helpline service staffed by trained professionals who can give support, practical advice and information. You can contact them via the helpline, email and text, or visit the PAPYRUS website. PAPYRUS can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know.
Helpline: 0800 068 41 41
Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope round the clock, every single day of the year. They provide a safe place to talk where calls are completely confidential.
Telephone: 08457 90 90 90