In immediate danger call the police on 999.
Otherwise, to access specialist domestic abuse support call Victim Support on 0808 168-9111 or talk via Live Chat.

Help in Gravesham

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There are a range of support services available across Kent and Medway that can provide advice to individuals experiencing domestic abuse. In addition there are a number of national domestic abuse specialist services that offer 24/7 telephone advice...

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The Hideout

Women’s Aid have created this space to help children and young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.

Victim Support

We’re here to help anyone affected by crime, not only those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved. It doesn’t matter when the crime took place – you can get our support at any time, and for however long you need us.

We provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for people affected by crime and traumatic events – regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police.

The support services we offer are tailored to the needs of each person. These include:

  • Information and advice
  • Safety advice
  • Emotional and practical help
  • Advocacy
  • Personal safety services
  • Help in navigating the criminal justice system
  • Referral and signposting to partner agencies

Victim Support also provides the assessment and triage element for the Kent Integrated Domestic Abuse Services (KIDAS).

You can also use Live Chat facility to access support.

You can create a free account on My Support Space – an online resource containing interactive guides to help you manage the impact that crime has had on you.

Call

0808 168 9111

Website

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/what-we-do/local-services/south-east/kent

Open hours

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year

Young Minds

We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

If you are a parent worried about a child – call the Parents Helpline or access the contact form via the website.

If you are a young person looking for help and support – text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisor.

Call

0808 802 5544 (Parents Helpline)

Text YM to 85258 (Young Minds Crisis Messenger)

Website

http://www.youngminds.org.uk

Open hours

Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 4pm (parent helpline)

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 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 by fully trained helpline support workers and volunteers.

All calls are completely confidential.

Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.

We understand it can be difficult to pick up the phone, you can now chat to us online.

Call

0808 2000 247

Website

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Open hours

Monday – Friday: 3pm - 6pm (online chat)

Respect

The Respect phoneline is an anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families.

We provide specialist advice and guidance to help people change their behaviours and support for those working with domestic abuse perpetrators.

Call

0808 802 4040

Email

Website

https://respectphoneline.org.uk/

Open hours

Telephone & email support
Monday–Friday: 9am-8pm

Email support only
Saturday: 10am–12pm & 4–6pm
Sunday: 10am–12pm & 4–6pm

Webchat
Wednesday: 10–11am & 3–4pm
Thursday: 10–11am & 3–4pm
Friday: 10–11am & 3–4pm

Nour

Nour is a charity which aims to engage the public, and especially the minority muslim communities, to become aware and take action against this silent yet prevalent social injustice – domestic violence.

 

NSPCC (National Child Protection Helpline)

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

Call

0808 800 5000

Email

Website

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/helpline

Open hours

Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm
Weekends, 9am – 4pm

Kent Adult Social Services

If you have concerns that an adult may be suffering abuse or neglect, call or email using the details below.

If you think someone is in immediate risk or danger call 999 for the emergency service.

 

Call

03000 416161

text relay 18001 03000 41 61 61

Email

Website

http://www.kent.gov.uk/adult_social_services.aspx

Open hours

The call centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Address

County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ View map

Mankind

Our confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence across the UK.

We support men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.

The helpline provides both emotional support and practical information.

Call

01823 334244

Website

http://www.mankind.org.uk

Open hours

Weekdays 10am to 4pm

Muslim Community Helpline

The Muslim Community Helpline is a confidential, non-judgemental listening and emotional support service.

Call

0208 904 8193

020 8908 6715

Email

Website

http://muslimcommunityhelpline.org.uk/

Open hours

Monday to Thursday 10 am - 1 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Male Counsellor available Wednesdays, 6 pm - 8 pm (please email for appointment)