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Young Women at High Sheriff's Ladies Lunch

Young Women at High Sheriff's Ladies Lunch

Last week the High Sheriff of Nottingham held a fundraising Ladies Lunch to raise money for Equation, the charity that run the Respect not Fear website.


If you are a young person and are worried about your relationship then try to talk to someone you trust about what you are experiencing.  

There are also helplines available if you need to talk to someone about what is going on.

Call Childline free from landlines and most mobiles on 0800 11 11 to speak to someone about any relationship difficulties you or someone you know is having with their partner.

You can call the 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline free from landlines and most mobiles if domestic abuse is happening at home 0808 2000 247.

If you are a young person living in Nottinghamshire experiencing violence or abuse from your partner, call the local 24hr domestic and sexual violence helpline on 0808 800 0340....

If you are male and over 16 and experiencing violence or abuse in your relationship call the Men's Advice Line free from landlines and from most mobiles on 0808 801 0327. They are open Monday- Friday 9am-5pm

Both of these numbers are good to use whether you are in a same sex (lesbian, gay, bisexual) relationship or opposite sex (heterosexual) relationship.

You could also contact the National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 999 5428.

Remember, if you are in danger from your partner you can call the police on 999.