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GET HELP

If you’re struggling with any kind of abuse, all of us at Press Red want you to find someone who can help you.

Below is a list of some of the charities and services that exist to help people who are suffering. It is not an exhaustive list — there may be other help in your area — but we hope you will find this a great starting point.

Charities and Services

WOMENS AID

A national organisation which provides advice, support and a 24hr abuse helpline.

  • Website: www.womensaid.org.uk
  • Tel: 0505 2000 247

National Domestic Violence Helpline

If you have been personally affected by abuse or violence or are still in an abusive or violent relationship you can get help. ll you are based in the UK you can call the Domestic Violence helpline. It‘s a confidential 24 hour service.

  • Website: nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
  • 0808 2000 247

STOCKPOET WITHOUT ABUSE

Offers a range of services is help and support women, men and children affected by domestic abuse.

  • Website: www.stockportwithoutabuse.org.uk
  • Tel: 015147 74271 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
  • Email: info@stockportwithoutabuse.org..uk

SAFE LIVES

Research, trainng and resources around domestic violence (does not provide direct support).

  • Website: www.safelives.org.uk
  • Tel: 0117 403 3220

REFUGE

Offers support, in partnership with Women’s Aid, to help women and
children escaping domestic violence.

  • Website: www.refuge.org.uk
  • Tel: 0808-200-0247 (24 hour)
  • Email: info@refuge.org.uk

GREATER MANCHESTER DOMESTIC
ABUSE HELPLINE

  • Tel: 0161 636 7525

SNOWDROP PROJECT

Snowdrop Project is a charity based in Sheffield, which provides long-term, community support to empower survivors of human trafficking. Snowdrop Projects work with our clients on an individual basis to ensure their needs, which are often complex, are met.

  • Website: snowdropproject.co.uk
  • Tel: 07881 997 983
  • Email: info@snowdropproject.co.uk

VICTIM SUPPORT

  • Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0808 16 89 111 (Freephone)

SAMARITANS

24-hour support for anyone experiencing distress, despair or suicidal thoughts

  • Website: www.samaritans.org
  • Telephone: 116 123 (Freephone)
  • Email: jo@samaritans.org 

CHILDLINE

Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. Childline deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, common issues dealt with include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, neglect, and psychological abuse.

  • Website: www.childline.org.uk
  • Telephone: 0800 1111

THE GUARDIAN PROJECT

In conjunction with NESTAC (New Step for African Community in the North-West of England)

  • www.nestac.org
  • www.manchestersafeguardingboards.co.uk
  • 07449 651 677 
  • Email: guardian.project@outlook.com 

NSPCC

  • www.nspcc.org.uk
  • NSPCC FGM helpline 0800 028 3550
  • Email: fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk 

NHS CHOICES

  • www.nhs.uk/conditions/female- genital-mutilation-fgm/#getting-help- and-support

MUSLIM YOUTH HELPLINE
Support for vulnerable young people in need.

Common issues range from relationships to mental health concerns, sexual abuse and religious issues.

  • Website: www.myh.org.uk
  • Tel: 0808-808-2008

HALO PROJECT

Helping victims of honour-based violence and advising agencies on good practice for dealing with women and men. Help also given regarding forced marriage.

  • Website: www.haloproject.org.uk
  • Tel: 01642-683045 (for emergencies telephone 0808-17808424 free phone)

KARMA NIVARNA

Award-winning British Human Rights Charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.

  • Website: www.karmanivarna.org.uk/
  • UK Helpline: 0800 5999 247, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • info@karmanivarna.org.uk

WOMEN FOR WOMEN

Women for Women International has been helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives; to date they have helped more than 462, 000 marginalised women in 8 countres affected by war and conflict.

  • Tel: 0207 922 7765
  • Website: www.womenforwomen.org.uk
  • Email: supportuk@womenforwomen.org

VICTIM SUPPORT

For victims of any crime or those affected by a crime committed against somone they know.

  • Tel: 0808-168-9111
  • Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

RAPE CRISIS CENTRE 

Provides information and signposting for victims, partners, friends, professionals and others affected by rape.

• www.rapecrisis.org.uk

• Tel: 0800-802-9999 (England and Wales)

• Email fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

MPower

Supports male survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Also takes calls from partners and family members.

MANCHESTER RAPE CRISIS 

A confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused.

  • www.manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk

  • Tel: 0161-272-4500

  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri IOam-4pm I Wed-Thurs 6pm-9pm

ST. MARY’S SEXUAL ASSAULT REFERRAL CENTRE 

For those seeking help immediately following rape or sexual assault. A range of services are on offer.

  • www.stmaryscentre.org

  • Tel: 0161-276-6515

  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

  • Email: stmarys.sarc@cmft.nhs.uk

SURVIVORS MANCHESTER 

For male survivors of sexual abuse and rape.

MUSLIM YOUTH HELPLINE

Support for vulnerable young people in need. Common issues range from relationships to mental health concerns, sexual abuse and religious issues.

  • Website: www.myh.org.uk
  • Tel: 0808-808-2008

CHRISTIAN SURVIVORS

A website supporting survivors of Christian spiritual abuse.

  • Website: www.christiansurvivors.com

JEWISH HELPLINE
Reaches out to people across the entire spectrum of Judaism who are facing drug, family or mental health problems.

  • Website: www.jewishhelpline.co.uk
  • Tel: 08006529249

CCPAS

CCPAS is the only independent Christian charity providing professional advice, training, support and resources in all areas of safeguarding children and adults at risk of harm.

  • Website: www.ccpas.co.uk
  •  Tel: 0303 003 11 11
  • Email: info@ccpas.co.uk

NAKED TRUTH

Naked Truth aims to open eyes and frees lives from the damaging impact of pornography by informing, educating and equipping.

  • Website: www.thenakedtruthproject.com
  • Tel: 0161 370240
  • Email: admin@nakedtruthproject.com

SAMARITANS

Support for people who are suicidal.

  • Tel: 116 123 (Freephone number for UK and Ireland)
  • Website: www.samaritans.org
  • Email:jo@samaritans.org

BETEL

Betel UK works with men, women and families affected by drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness.

  • Website: www.betel.org.uk
  • Tel: 01564822356

MIND

Provides information on all aspects of mental health difficulties.

  • Tel: 0300-123-3393, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm
  • Website: www.mind.org.uk

PAPYRUS

For young people thinking about suicide or those concerned about a young person.

  • Website: www.papyrus-uk.org
  • Tel: 08000684141 / Text: 07786209697
  • Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

NSHN (National Self-Harm Network)

Supports survivors and people who self- harm and supports family and friends. The NSHN forums provide crisis support, information and resources, advice, discussions and distractions.

  • Website: www.nshn.co.uk
  • Email: info@nshn.co.uk

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