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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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

ManKind Initiative (male victims of domestic violence)

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you are not alone, we are here to help. No matter what your background, age, job, race or sexuality, we 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 to more »

Men’s Advice Line

Men’s Advice Line: a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner (or ex-partner). They are a team of skilled professionals offering practical advice, information and  emotional support to male victims of domestic violence, as well as to concerned friends and family and frontline workers. The service is run and managed more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »


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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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.

Stonewall Housing Advice Line

Confidential advice and information helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on homelessness, housing options, harassment, domestic abuse and finding accommodation. Housing can be offered to people between the ages of 16-25 with support needs. Call to arrange an interview to be placed on a waiting list. Drop-in advice sessions held at various venues: more »

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 more »

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.  Our 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 more »

The Haven (South London)

Provides urgent and follow-up care to people who have been sexually assaulted or raped. 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 tests for sexually more »

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 more »

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