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.

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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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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Galop the LGBT+ anti-violence charity support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence and domestic abuse.

The National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline provides advice and support for people who have experienced domestic abuse, as well as professionals.

Please click on the website link to access the online referral form.

Call

0800 999 5428

Email

Website

http://www.galop.org.uk/

Open hours

Monday to Friday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday to Thursday: 10am - 8pm

Rethink Mental Illness

Our vision is for equality, rights, the fair treatment and maximum quality of life for all those affected by mental illness, their carers, family and friends. As one of the largest charitable providers of services for people living with mental illness, we are well placed to make a direct impact on the care people receive.

Our network of groups, services and advice lines are on hand to get you the support you need. Use the website link below to access services in your area.

 

IKWRO (Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation)

IKWRO is a registered charity which provides advice and support to Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls living in the UK who are facing Forced Marriage, Child Marriage, “Honour” Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Domestic Violence.

We offer advice in Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish, Pashto and English and run a free counselling service in Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and English.

 

Legal Aid

To determine if you are eligible for free legal advice on debt, housing, education, family and discrimination cases.

Alateen

Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon.

We believe alcoholism is a family disease that affects everyone in the family. Alateen meetings are for 12-17 year olds. They meet to share their experiences of having, or having had, a problem drinker in their lives. They help and support each other.

By attending meetings, young people gain an understanding of the illness and feel the benefits of realising they are not alone. They learn that they did not cause this problem and that they are not responsible for their relative’s or friend’s drinking or behaviour.

By sharing their experiences, they find solutions to their problems and hope for the future.

For information about Alateen meetings in England, phone the General Service Office.

Al-Anon Family Group

Countywide

We are here for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Our Helpline is free of charge and manned 365 days a year by a team of friendly and helpful volunteers who are also members of Al-Anon. They will listen and be happy to answer your questions.

Please do not leave a message as, to ensure callers’ confidentiality, we are unable to return calls.

 

 

 

Call

0800 0086 811 (Free Helpline)

Email

Website

http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/

Open hours

10am - 10 pm (365 days a year)

National Centre for Domestic Violence

The National Centre for Domestic Violence helps survivors of domestic 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.

We specialise in providing free, fast and effective support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse, usually by helping individuals obtain injunctions from their local county court.

This free service is provided to everybody, regardless of their financial circumstances, sexual orientation, race, gender, age, political, religious belief or otherwise.

In brief, our help includes:

  • Free Injunction service to everybody

  • Injunctions often within 24 hours
  • A large framework of Legal Aid family solicitors throughout the country

  • Emergency Prohibited Steps Orders

  • Emergency Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders

  • Direct links with Local Authorities, health centres, refuges & Women’s Aid Centres

Relate

Relationship advice for all ages.

Please click on the website link to find your nearest Relate.

 

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)

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.