Helplines

Broken Rainbow
08452 605560
0300 999 5428 helpline
www.broken-rainbow.org.uk
This service provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are experiencing domestic violence. The national helpline offers a UK wide confidential service giving information, support and advice on legal and housing options, safety and home security and will make referrals to other services as appropriate.

Childwatch
01482 325552
www.childwatch.org.uk
Confidential counselling support to victims (children and adults) of abuse and bullying.

Domestic Abuse Helpline
0808 2000 247
www.womensaid.org.uk
National free support service for women, children and men who are experiencing or who have experienced abuse at the hands of someone close to them.

M.A.L.E.
0845 0646 800
It stands for Men’s Advice Line and Enquiries. It provides information and support confidentially to male victims of domestic violence in a heterosexual, gay, bi-sexual or transgender relationship

Rights of Women
020 7251 6577
020 7251 8887
www.rightsofwomen.org.uk
This service provides information and free legal advice for women.

RISE (formerly Women’s Refuge)
01273 622 822
www.riseuk.org.uk
Provides support for women, children and young people living with the effects of domestic abuse in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex.

Samaritans
116 123

www.samaritans.org
Provides confidential support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.

Seren
01239 711772
This service is for victims of sexual abuse based in Newcastle.

SupportLine
01708 765 200
www.supportline.org.uk
Confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. Aimed particularly at those from socially isolated, vulnerable, at-risk groups and victims of abuse.

Victim Support
www.victimsupport.org.uk
National charity for victims of crime in England and Wales.