The following helplines are available nationally to provide advice and support to those who need it.
All victims of domestic abuse
The free National Helpline for domestic abuse is 0808 2000 247 and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All victims of Sexual Violence
The free National Helpline for sexual violence is 0808 802 9999 and is open daily, 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm. They also offer a live chat facilaite on the website – www.rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/want-to-talk
The Mens Advice Line is 0808 801 0327 and is available Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm.
For further information – www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Mankind also supports male victims of domestic abuse on 01823 334244 and is available Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm.
For further information – www.mankind.org.uk
Galop’s Helpline for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender victims of domestic abuse is 0800 999 5428 and is available Monday, Tuesday and Fridays 10am – 5pm, and Wednesday and Thursday 10am – 8pm.
For further information – www.galop.org.uk
Stalking and Harassment
The national helpline for victims of stalking and harassment is 0300 636 0300 and is available Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, except on Wednesday when it is available 1pm to 4pm.
For further information – www.stalkinghelpline.org
The Forced Marriage Unit helpline is 020 7008 0151 (00 44 20 7008 0151 from abroad) and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For further information – www.fco.gov.uk
The National Centre for Domestic Violence provide access to free injunctions on 0844 8044 999 and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For further information – www.ncdv.org.uk
Rights of Women helpline for women only is 020 7251 6577 and is available Mondays 11am – 1pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm, Thursdays 7pm – 9pm and Fridays 12pm – 2pm.
For further information – www.rightsofwomen.org.uk/adviceline.php
Perpetrators of Abuse
The Respect Helpline offering information and advice to people who are abusive towards their partners is 0808 802 4040 and is available Monday to Friday 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm. For further information – www.respectphoneline.org.uk