Useful Links

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.

Eastern European
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

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
Latin American Women’s Aid
Provides nationally available services and the only refuge for Latin American women in the UK

Refugee Council
Services for refugees and asylum seekers; including children’s services, integration services and information on voluntary returns.

 cPTSD links


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.

BPD World,
Committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental ill health.

Personality Disorder
The National Personality Disorder Website

UK & Ireland Counselling & Psychotherapy Directory

Counselling Directory
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

Working Chance
Charity working with any woman who has been through the criminal justice system, helping them into work and financial independence

Self Harm
National Self Harm Network
A forum for survivors, professionals and family

Eating disorders
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.

Victim Support.
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 free helpline for children + young people in the UK    Children's SocietySupports children across the country  CM OptionsChild Maintenance Options

Coram Children's Legal Centre

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.

 Grandparents Plus
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 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 Form Finder For access to all court forms you may need if representing yourself.

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.

Family Action
Provides services for disadvantaged and socially isolated families  

 Women's Aid
National organisation running refuges for female victims of domestic violence  

Only Dads
Small charity offering support and chat (mainly on line) for single fathers. 

Only Mums
Small charity offering support and chat (mainly on line) for single mothers.

Family Lives
Provides help and support in all aspects of family life

Family and Parenting Institute 

Fatherhood Institute
A Fatherhood Think Tank

Parentline Plus
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.

Lone Parenting

Promotes the welfare of lone parents and their children

One Space
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

Match Mothers
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.  Defeat Depression. Operates in Northern Ireland.  Information about depression.  Depression. Understand it, treat it, beat it.  Depression help, advice and articles that could change your life.  Raising awareness about post-natal Depression for mothers and their families.  Articles about the causes and treatment of depression.  Prevention of young suicide.  Information from Boots about depression and other illnesses.  Information about mental health issues.  Support and information for people in Scotland affected by bipolar disorder.  Helps people look after their mental health.  A Scottish website tackling mental health stigma.  Support concerning phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and other related anxiety.

Human Givens

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. 

Cruse Bereavement Care

Emotional support, counselling, advice and information.
  0844 477 9400

Department of Work & Pensions


Dying Matters

National coalition aimed at changing public perception of death and dying.

Golden Leaves

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.

Friends and Relations

FREE online memorial service to create a dedication page for a sadly missed loved one.
Tel: 01872 226800

Funeral Zone

The UK's online funeral resource. Web:

Government advice on what to do after a death.

The Grief Journey

Help information resource for grieving people.

Information Commissioner's Office

Responsible for regulating and enforcing the access to and use of personal information.
Tel: 0303 123 1113

London Friend - Lesbian & Gay Bereavement

A voluntary organisation serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with a Bereavement.
  020 7837 3337

St Mungo’s
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
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

 Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)
Established to promote and improve the advising and representation of immigrants. Tel: 0207 251 8383 or email

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:

Law Society
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.

Immigration and Nationality Directorate
IND is the government department responsible for immigration. Tel: 0870 606 7766 or email:

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

Alcohol Concern
National agency on alcohol misuse

The UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs

Fast Forward
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 - 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.

Therapists - Alternative Therapists Register. SFTR Membership. Add your details to this register here

Hypnotherapists - Directory of Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Counsellor & NLP Therapists.