Help if you’re being hurt
Please note that Press Red is not a direct service provider, and is therefore not able to offer individual advice or support.
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.
If you are in danger, please call 999.
You can find information on making a safety plan here
Charities and Services
A national organisation which provides advice, support and a 24hr abuse helpline.
To find your local Womens Aid visit the Domestic Abuse Directory www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic-abuse-directory
The Survivor’s Handbook is free and provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse. The handbook offers guidance on a wide range of issues, such as housing, money, helping your children, and your legal rights.
Refuge supports women, children & men experiencing domestic violence with a range of services.
For support, call the freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Website: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk (access live chat Mon-Fri 3-10pm)
An independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales
Supportline: 08 08 16 89 111
Apna Haq supports Black and minoritised women and girls in Rotherham, South Yorkshire who are experiencing any form of violence, including domestic violence. Apna Haq offer long-term support helping women heal from the trauma of abuse and make the transition from crisis situations to safe, independent, violence-free lives.
Telephone: 07824 767170
Restored is an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women. Restored raise awareness, resource, train churches, and men. They work online with Survivors and have a survivors handbook.
Telephone: 0203 9063 930
British Human Rights Charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.
UK Helpline: 0800 5999 247, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity working with and for LGBT+ victims and survivors of interpersonal abuse and violence.
LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Helpline: 0800 999 5428
Monday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
The Traveller Movement
A national civil society organisation comprised of ethnic Romany Gypsies, Irish Travellers, Roma and members of the majority population working in partnership.
Telephone: 020 7607 2002
The ManKind Initiative is a domestic violence charity providing support for male victims of domestic abuse and violence.
Helpline: 01823 334244
Weekdays 10am to 4pm