Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. They play a vital role in coordinating, influencing and campaigning for effective responses to domestic abuse, and provide services for women affected by domestic violence through local groups such as women’s refuges.
Helpline: 0800 027 1234 (available 24hrs)
Support and practical advice for Asian, black and ethnic minority women affected by domestic violence.
Helpline: 0141 353 0859
Works with men affected by domestic abuse. Services include their helpline, one-to-support, information and signposting.
Helpline: 03300 949 395 (available 9:00-16:00 weekdays)
A partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge. It can provide access to 24-hour emergency accommodation. Has translation facilities.
Calls from landlines will not appear on the telephone bill. Friends and families of those who may be in danger can also call for support.
Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Secure online form: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/en/Contact-us
Provides advice and support for men experiencing domestic abuse.
Helpline: 0808 801 0327 (Mon–Fri 9am-8pm)
Webchat: https://mensadviceline.org.uk/contact-us/ (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10–11am and 3–4pm)
Information and advice for people who are abusive towards their partners and want help to stop.
Helpline: 0845 122 8609 (Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm)
Webchat: https://respectphoneline.org.uk/contact-us/ (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10–11am and 3–4pm.)
Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial, and sexual too.
Helpline: 0800 999 5428
Webchat: http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/ (5pm – 8pm Wednesday and Thursday)
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