Domestic abuse specific
Southall Black Sisters
Domestic violence resource centre for Asian, African, Afro-Caribbean women
Hot Peach Pages
Hot Peach Pages has a directory of domestic abuse agencies world-wide
Chinese Information and Advice Centre
Provides support and information for Chinese people living in the UK. Also runs Sunflower Support Programme for children and teenagers affected by domestic violence.
East European Advice Centre
Advice service for Eastern Europeans. Offers English, Polish, and Russian languages, but works with most Eastern European nationals. Tel: 020 8741 1288 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Women’s Aid
Provides refuge and/or support to Jewish women and their children affected by domestic abuse.
Muslim Community Helpline
Telephone counselling service for Muslim men and women
Nour Domestic Violence
Provides Islamic support and advice and raises awareness
Latin American Women’s Aid
Provides nationally available services and the only refuge for Latin American women in the UK
Services for refugees and asylum seekers; including children’s services, integration services and information on voluntary returns.
The Child Law Advice Line (CLAL)
freephone advice line for parents, carers, children and young people on a wide range of legal issues
Family Rights Group
Confidential advice to families whose children are involved with Social Services
Charity supporting for families affected by drugs and alcohol
The largest severe mental illness charity in the UK
One of the UK’s leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness
Information and support on mental health issues, including how to get help.
Committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental ill health.
The National Personality Disorder Website
Connecting you with professional counselling support
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse. Charity offering help to families after fatal domestic abuse (homicide or suicide) and near misses
Charity working with any woman who has been through the criminal justice system, helping them into work and financial independence
National Self Harm Network
A forum for survivors, professionals and family
Anorexia Bulimia Care
ABC provides personal advice and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all kinds of eating distress.
Providing online interactive tools, advice and support to aid recovery from Bulimia
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders. If you have a link that you feel would be appropriate on this page, please contact us.
UK Police Service portal
Find the police force covering your area.Police guidelines for investigating domestic abuse
PDF document produced on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) by the National Police Improving Agency.
The Victim Support Witness Service will support you if you go to court, including giving you information about the court and prosecution process. If you want, they will sit with you in the waiting room and when you are called to give evidence.
Narcissistic abuse support
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
The Centre for Separated Families
Working to bring better outcomes for children
A national network of groups offering emotional and practical support by trained volunteers to families with at least one child under the age of five years.
Champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives
The Transparency Project - Explains and discusses family law and family courts in England & Wales, and signpost to useful resources to help people understand the system and the law better
Family Rights Group Free and confidential advice and support.
The Children Act 1989 On the legislation.gov.uk website.
New GMC guidance – Protecting children and young people: the responsibility of all doctors.
Legal Services Commission Information on how and when you may qualify for legal aid.
HMCTS Court Finder Provides information and contact details of all Courts in England and Wales.
CAFCASS The Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service website.
Provides services for disadvantaged and socially isolated families
National organisation running refuges for female victims of domestic violence
Small charity offering support and chat (mainly on line) for single fathers.
Small charity offering support and chat (mainly on line) for single mothers.
Provides help and support in all aspects of family life
A Fatherhood Think Tank
charity supporting parents under stress and refers to sources of local support
Special Needs Family Fun
Special needs resources for families with disabilities
Keep Your Kids Safe
Info for parents on how to protect their kids online
ERIC, the children’s continence charity
Bedwetting advice for professionals, parents, children and teenagers
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse. Charity offering help to families after fatal domestic abuse (homicide or suicide) and near misses.
Promotes the welfare of lone parents and their children
An organisation working to improve the lives of one parent families in the UK and Europe. Find advice and information on all aspects of parenting alone, a lively online community supported by experienced single parenting specialists; low cost or free events for you and your family, plus online learning courses, including Assertiveness, Ways into Work and much more!
Single Parents UK
Advice and first-hand experience to help parents manage and enjoy life as a single parent.
Support for mums
A website where parents and parents-to-be can share their know-how, with the aim of making parents’ lives easier by pooling knowledge, experience and support.
Meet a Mum Association provide friendship and support to mothers and mothers-to-be
Mothers Away From Their Children
Local network for mums with a wealth of information on being a mum or dad in your home town.
Mentoring site where users can give and receive confidential advice.
Advice and support for parents whose children have been abducted, or if they fear abduction by a former partner.
www.aware-ni.org.uk Defeat Depression. Operates in Northern Ireland.
www.bbc.co.uk/health Information about depression.
www.clinical-depression.co.uk Depression. Understand it, treat it, beat it.
www.depression-helper.com Depression help, advice and articles that could change your life.
www.joebingleymemorialfoundation.org.uk Raising awareness about post-natal Depression for mothers and their families.
www.overcomedepression.co.uk Articles about the causes and treatment of depression.
www.papyrus-uk.org Prevention of young suicide.
www.webmd.boots.com Information from Boots about depression and other illnesses.
www.bbc.co.uk/health Information about mental health issues.
www.beyondthefrontline.com Support and information for people in Scotland affected by bipolar disorder.
www.breathingspacelondon.org.uk Helps people look after their mental health.
www.seemescotland.org.uk A Scottish website tackling mental health stigma.
www.topuk.org Support concerning phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and other related anxiety.
A wide range of courses providing new insights and therapeutic skills for overcoming common and complex mental health and behavioural problems and more – suitable for anyone interested for professional or personal reasons, including psychotherapists, counsellors, occupational therapists, doctors, teachers, HR Managers, life coaches, welfare officers, social workers, nurses and many others...
A safety net for those facing challenging times and anting Ron learn more and pattern change.
National coalition aimed at changing public perception of death and dying.
Golden Leaves helps you protect your family and loved ones, from the financial and emotional burden of having to pay for and arrange your funeral service.
The UK's online funeral resource. Web: www.funeralzone.co.uk
Government advice on what to do after a death.
Responsible for regulating and enforcing the access to and use of personal information.
Tel: 0303 123 1113
London Friend - Lesbian & Gay Bereavement
St Mungo’s offers confidential support and advice to those at risk of becoming homeless.
The UK’s largest housing charity, gives information on housing rights, homelessness and state benefits.
Your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) provides free, confidential and independent advice, including advice on housing. The website has information in Welsh, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu, as well as English, and allows you to locate your nearest CAB.
Provides housing advice to LGBT victim/survivors of domestic abuse across London
Support for homeless
Homeless UK has information on over 8,000 services that can help homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.
Rights of Women
Rights of Women is committed to informing, educating and empowering women on the law and their legal rights. They run a free telephone legal advice line for women including a sexual violence legal advice line. They produce publications – including ones on domestic violence and the law, child contact, and for those who have experienced rape or sexual assault. ‘From Report to Court’ can be downloaded free from the website and is available in a number of languages.
National Centre for Domestic Violence
The NCDV can help you obtain an injunction to prevent further abuse from your partner. The services are free of charge, and the centre will refer you to an experienced solicitor who, if you are eligible, will arrange Community Legal Service funding, or will accept payments in stages if you have to pay your own fees.
The Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL)
Provides practical support for survivors and professionals working in the field of abuse. ACAL maintains a telephone help line and web site presence to sign-post survivors of abuse to lawyers who have the expertise and experience to assist them in obtaining the redress to which they are entitled.
Brings together information on the law and rights from a wide range of advice and information services
Law Centres Federation
Free and independent legal service to people who live or work in their catchment areas. They specialise in those areas of law including welfare rights, immigration and nationality, employment rights and sex and race discrimination. Websites provides details of local law centres. Tel: 0207 387 8570 or email: email@example.com.
For details of solicitors legal aid cannot be accessed. They can put you in touch with solicitors in your local area. You can also search their website for specialists in immigration law and/or family law. Tel: 0870 606 6575.
Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)
Responsible for ensuring that all immigration advisers fulfil the requirements of good practice. There is a list of registered immigration advisers on the website. Tel: 0845 000 0046 (helpline).
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI),
Independent voluntary organisation for justice and combating racism in immigration and asylum law and policy. They provide free advice and casework, training courses and a range of publications.
Tel: 020 7251 8706 (Helpline – Tues and Thurs, 2pm-5pm)
or 020 7251 8708.
Addaction support adults, children, young adults and older people with drug, alcohol or mental health problems.
Al-Anon provides support to anyone affected by someone else’s drinking
National agency on alcohol misuse
The UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs
Information on drugs and alcohol education for youth
Information, support and counselling for drug users and their families
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
A range of specialist services for professionals and the public concerning drugs and the law
She’s in Recovery
Online community for women in recovery from addiction
BABCP - British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Online Psychological Counseling - See and hear your counsellor
Anxiety and Panic Program using CBT - Downloadable program for dealing with anxiety and panic
Turn2me.org - Saving lives to suicide - turn2me is an online support community for anyone wishing to share and offload personal matters or life difficulties directly but anonymously with others. Even the most intimate details or acute feelings are safe as turn2me is supportive, 100% confidential, non-judgmental and it is completely anonymous.
Back From The Brink – Registered charity number: 1183541