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Abuse, Harassment and Harm Helplines

The organisations listed below provide support and information on a range of topics related to abuse, harassment and harm. This section contains helplines in the categories listed. You can jump to a specific topic or scroll through the options. If your topic isn't listed or you want further support, you may wish to contact a Universal Helpline.

The organisations listed below are given in no order of preference; feel free to contact whichever service you would like or none at all. Please note that some of these services are advisory and are marked as such.

  • Abuse and Domestic Violence

    (See also Universal Helplines)

    Men's Advice Line

    Men's Advice Line offers help and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner as well as to concerned friends and family.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
    Contact
    0808 801 0327
    [email protected]
    http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/

    Action on Elder Abuse (AOEA) Advisory

    AOEA response line offers information, advice and support to victims and others who are concerned about or have witnessed abuse of vulnerable, older adults. They also provide helplines for care providers, including whistleblowing advice and support to residents, relatives and staff.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
    Contact
    0808 808 8141
    http://www.elderabuse.org.uk/

    National Domestic Violence Helpline

    NDVH provides support, help and information for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. All calls are confidential and the helpline is operated by female support workers and volunteers.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0808 2000 247
    http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

    Kiran Project

    The Kiran Project provides temporary accommodation to Asian women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence and abuse.
    Contact
    0208 558 1986
    [email protected]
    http://www.kiranproject.org.uk/

    Respect Phoneline Advisory

    Respect offers advice, information and support to domestic violence perpetrators and their partners.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
    Contact
    0808 802 4040
    [email protected]
    http://www.respectphoneline.org.uk/

    Broken RainbowAdvisory

    Broken Rainbow is a confidential service that provides information, advice and support to all members of the LGBT community, their friends and families who are victims of, or concerned about, domestic violence. They also provide an online chat service.
    Opening Times
    Monday, 10am-8pm Tuesday, 10am-5pm Wednesday, 10am-5pm Thursday, 10am-8pm Friday, 1pm-5pm
    Contact
    0800 999 5428
    [email protected]
    http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk
  • Bullying

    (See also Universal Helplines)

    Bullying UK (Part of Family Lives) Advisory

    Bullying UK offers information, advice, guidance and support for a wide range of bullying problems for every member of the family.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 7am-midnight
    Contact
    0808 800 2222
    http://www.bullying.co.uk/

    Stop Hate Crime

    Stop Hate Crime provides 24 hour support and information to people who have been affected by Hate Crime.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0800 138 1625
    http://www.stophateuk.org/

    Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Advisory

    The ACAS helpline provides impartial advice and guidance about any kind of dispute or query about relationship issues within the workplace.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm Saturday, 9am-1pm
    Contact
    0300 123 1100
    http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1461

    Victim Support (Supportline)

    Victim Support offers emotional support, information and help to victims of crime.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm Sat and Sun, 9am-7pm
    Contact
    0845 30 30 900
    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
  • Cyberbullying

    (See also Universal Helplines)

    The Cybersmile Foundation Advisory

    The CyberSmile Foundation offers practical help, support and advice for anybody affected by cyberbullying as well as online hate campaigns, including parents, children and carers.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0845 688 7277
    [email protected]
    http://www.cybersmile.org/
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

    NSPCC FGM HelplineAdvisory

    The NSPCC FGM Helpline is a free and anonymous service that provides help and advice to anyone who is worried a child is at risk of, or has had, FGM.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0800 028 3550
    [email protected]
  • Forced Marriage

    FCO Forced Marriage Unit

    FCO Forced Marriage Unit is a service focused on both preventing British nationals being forced into marriage overseas and assisting anyone in the UK faced with the prospect of being forced into marriage.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
    Contact
    020 7008 0151
    [email protected]

    Karma Nirvana

    Karma Nirvana is a UK based charity that supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse. Its helpline provides confidential listening support, options and guidance.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm
    Contact
    0800 5999 247
    http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk
  • Harassment

    (See also Bullying, Universal Helplines)

    The Monitoring Group

    The Monitoring Group is a helpline that relieves the needs of those who are distressed or suffering from harassment (primarily when it is race related).
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0800 374 618
    http://www.tmg-uk.org/

    Victim Support (Supportline)

    Victim Support offers emotional support, information and help to victims of crime.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm Sat and Sun, 9am-7pm
    Contact
    0845 30 30 900
    [email protected]
    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
  • Racism

    (See also Bullying, Harassment, Universal Helplines)

    The Monitoring Group

    The Monitoring Group is a helpline that relieves the needs of those who are distressed or suffering from harassment (primarily when it is race related).
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0800 374 618
    http://www.tmg-uk.org/
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse

    (See also Universal Helplines)

    Victim Support (Supportline)

    Victim Support offers emotional support, information and help to victims of crime.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm Sat and Sun, 9am-7pm
    Contact
    0845 30 30 900
    [email protected]
    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

    National Rape Crisis Helpline

    Rape Crisis offers support, counselling, information, and independent advocacy for women and girls of all ages who have experienced any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago. It is also available to support friends and family of survivors.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, Midday-2:30pm, 7pm-9:30pm
    Contact
    0808 802 99 99
    http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk/

    Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

    Opening Times
    Monday and Thursday, 10am-2pm, 6pm-8pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am-2pm
    Contact
    024 7627 7777
    http://www.crasac.org.uk/

    Rugby Rosa

    ROSA offers confidential support to all survivors of rape, sexual violence or sexual abuse, as well as family members and partners. Support is offered to both male and female survivors.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm Tuesday, 3pm-7pm Saturday, 10am-midday
    Contact
    01788 55 11 51
    [email protected]
    http://rosasupport.org/

    Women's Aid

    Women's Aid gives confidential support and information to women, children and their supporters that they need. The helpline offers services such as referrals to emergency safe accommodation, provide information about legal, housing or welfare rights and options and refer to counselling services. They are also a source of practical help on topics such as injunctions, calling the police, and housing right and entitlements.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Sunday, 24hrs
    Contact
    0808 2000 247
    [email protected]
    http://www.womensaid.org.uk/

    Safeline

    Safeline is a confidential service for anyone affected by rape or childhood sexual abuse. They offer information, signposting and emotional support.
    Opening Times
    Monday, 10am-4pm Tuesday, 8am-8pm Thursday, 8am-8pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday, 10am-12 noon
    Contact
    0808 800 5008
    [email protected]
    http://www.safeline.org.uk/

    Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)Advisory

    An independent point of contact offering on-going, confidential emotional support and advocacy to those affected by sexual violence. Also provides information on options regarding reporting sexual violence and guides those who choose to report through the criminal justice process.
    The ISVA can be seen in Wellbeing Support Services, the Student Union Advice Centre, or the Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC), depending upon preference. 30-minute advice slots can be booked in Wellbeing Support Services for Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons, and in the Student Union Advice Centre for Thursday mornings. Referrals can be made through contacting:

    Wellbeing Support Services

    Rethink offers advice and information on different types of therapy and medication, benefits and money, the law, and rights under the Mental Health Act.
    Opening Times
    Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm
    Friday, 9am-4pm
    Contact
    024 7657 5570 (External) or 75570 (Internal)
    [email protected]
    http://www.rethink.org

    Students Union Advice Centre

    Opening Times
    Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
    Contact
    024 765 72824
    [email protected]

    Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC)

    Opening Times
    Monday and Thursday, 10am-2pm, 6pm-8pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-2pm
    Contact
    024 7627 7777

    https://warwick.ac.uk/services/supportservices/preventionandsupport/sexualviolence/supportforsurvivors/isva
    Wellbeing Support Services are located on the ground floor of University House. Building number 65 on Campus Map. The Student Union Advice Centre is located on 2nd Floor of SU HQ, above Xananas, next to the lift. Building number 62 on Campus Map.

    The Blue Sky Centre

    The Blue Sky Centre is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for adults and children that recognises all forms of sexual violence. It operates 24/7, 365 days a year and offers choices and information to help users of the service decide upon their future following an experience with sexual violence.
    Services provided include:
  • Dedicated forensically secure facility integrated with hospital services. Availability of forensic examination 24 hours a day within 4 hours of immediate need. Storage of forensic results. A female medical practitioner wherever possible. Crisis workers available to provide immediate support. Immediate access to emergency contraception and drugs to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. Referral pathways to Independent Sexual Violence Advisors. Signposting and referral to other appropriate statutory and voluntary services.

  • Opening Times and Contact
    0126 507805 (Office Hours), Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
    0800 970 0370 (Out of Hours), Monday-Friday, 12am-9am, 5pm-12am, Saturday-Sunday, 24hrs
    [email protected]
    George Eliot Hospital, College Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7DJ