Domestic Violence


Refuge is the largest domestic abuse organisation in the UK. On any given day our services support thousands of women and their children, helping them to overcome the physical, emotional, financial and logistical impacts of abuse and rebuild their lives — free from fear. 

0808 2000 247

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline

 0808 2000 247


Womens Aid 

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. As a federation we provide life-saving services across England while building a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated. 

Rights of Women 

Rights of Women is a charity that provides free confidential legal advice and information to women on the law in England and Wales with a specific focus on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). We also campaign for access to justice and safety for all women. 




0808 801 0327 

A helpline for male victims of domestic abuse. 

National Centre for Domestic Violence

Call: 0800 970 2070 

Text: NCDV to 60777 

Suicide and Mental Health Support


Help for Suicidal Thoughts

If you're feeling like you want to die, it's important to tell someone.  Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

The Samaritans 

Tel:  116 123  

Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year.  We provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. Please call 116 123 email, or visit to find details of the nearest branch.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Helpline:  0800 58 58 58 

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) works to prevent male suicide and offers support services for any man who is struggling or in crisis.  CALM’s helpline 0800 58 58 58 and web-chat are for men in the UK who need to talk or find information and support. The services are open 5pm–midnight daily and are free, anonymous and confidential. For access or to find more information visit


Text Shout to 85258 

Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.  It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.


0300 123 3393

Suicidal Feelings

Side by side - on-line support community

The MindinfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues.  Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.