Helplines

National Helplines

In an emergency, or if you feel in danger, phone 999 immediately. You can do this from a mobile, even if you don’t have credit.


National Domestic Violence Helpline

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247

The 24/7 freephone National DV Helpline can provide confidential advice for women experiencing domestic abuse, or others calling on their behalf, from anywhere in the UK. They can also point you towards domestic abuse organisations in your area.

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Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence and abuse against women and children. They co-run the National DV Helpline with Refuge.

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Childline

ChildLine

0800 1111

ChildLine is a national counselling service for children and young people. If you’re a young person and you’re worried about something, big or small, you can speak to someone about it by calling ChildLine.

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NSPCC Helpline

NSPCC Helpline

0808 800 5000

If you are an adult and you have concerns about a child, you can get free, confidential advice by calling the NSPCC Helpline, available 24hrs a day.

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Rape Crisis England & Wales

Rape Crisis

0808 802 9999

Freephone helpline for women and girls who have been raped or sexually assaulted. The helpline is open daily 12 – 2.30pm and 7pm – 9.30pm, for advice and support.

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Men’s Advice Line

Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327

Providing help and support for male victims of domestic violence. Calls are free. The helpline is open Mon to Fri, 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm.

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Broken Rainbow

Broken Rainbow

0300 999 5428.  

Broken Rainbow is the national domestic violence charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, offering advice, support and
referral services to LGBT people experiencing homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic violence.  Helpline is open Mon 2pm – 8pm, Wed 10am – 5pm, Thurs 2pm – 8pm.

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Respect

Respect

0808 802 4040.  

Respect runs a confidential helpline for domestic violence perpetrators (male or female). They offer information and advice to support perpetrators, stop their violence and change their abusive behaviours. Helpline is open Mon – Fri, 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm.

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Bury St. Edmund Womens Aid Centre

Bury St. Edmund Womens Aid Centre

01284 753085 (for advice). 

Our Independent Domestic Violence Advisors can offer one-to-one support for women going through the justice system and the courts due to domestic abuse.

 


The Ferns

The Ferns

0300 123 5058 (24hr Helpline).

The Ferns is a SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre). They offer medical care and emotional support to any victim of rape and sexual assault.

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Suffolk Rape Crisis

0800 0850 520. 

Local support and confidential advice for women who have experienced rape or sexual assault. Helpline is open Tues and Thurs, 7pm – 9pm.

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Bury St Edmunds Women’s Refuge