There are plenty of support services and helplines available. They are based nationally and locally to offer you help and advice on any of the issues mentioned on this website.
It can be hard to ask for support. However, all of these services have trained workers who are there to listen to you. You don’t have to give your name or address when you contact them, and they will keep the information private unless they are worried you are in immediate danger.
Have a look below to see what the helplines offer:
Available online, on the phone, anytime. Their 24 hour phone line is free, and their website has lots of information and advice on different issues, including unhealthy relationships.
24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline
Free and confidential 24 hour helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge. They can support children and young people as well as adults. Contact Women’s Aid for services in your local area.
Juno Women’s Aid
Juno Women’s Aid in Nottingham run the 24 hour domestic and sexual violence helpline for all women aged 18 or over in Nottingham(shire). They also offer a young person’s support service, for those under 18.
Men’s Advice Line
Advice and support for men over 16 in abusive relationships. They also offer email support and a live chat option online.
Equation’s Domestic Abuse Service for Men
Equation offers a confidential service for men who are experiencing domestic abuse in Nottingham City and County. They offer support to 16+ in the City and 18+ in the County.
24hr National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
A phone line service offering emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing abuse. Run by Galop, their website offers more information about how they can support people.
Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services
Provides a helpline and counselling support to female survivors of rape, sexual violence, and childhood sexual abuse.
The Topaz Centre
Supports both men and women living in Nottinghamshire who have experienced rape or sexual assault. The centre provides a safe, comfortable and supportive environment.
A phone line service for anyone worried about forced marriage or honour based abuse. They offer practical support, options and guidance through their helpline and website.
Forced Marriage Unit
Contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) if you are trying to stop a forced marriage or need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into.