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If you think you are in abusive relationship the most important thing to do is tell someone. Below are some of the places you can go for support and information:
If you need help or support go to www.thehideout.org.uk or contact the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge).
If you think you or someone you care about may be experiencing any type of abuse from a boyfriend or partner, whether it’s physical, emotional, sexual or financial, visit www.refuge.org.uk. Or call the freephone 24 hour national domestic violence helpline, 0808 2000 247 (run by Women’s Aid and Refuge), for confidential information and support from fully trained and experienced operators. If you or someone you care about is in immediate danger, call 999.
Victim Support – Youth Services
Victim Support is the independent national charity for people affected by crime. Our highly-trained staff and volunteers in the community give free and confidential information, emotional support and practical help to victims of crime, their family, friends and other people affected. Victims don’t have to report a crime to the police to get our help and can ask for support at any time, regardless of when the crime happened.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence, or you have been affected by the issues raised in Dangerous Love, please contact our Victim Supportline on 0845 30 30 900. They will be able to give you help over the phone and put you in touch with one of our local teams. Our Supportline number is 0845 30 30 900, and its opening hours are: Monday to Friday: 9am - 9pm, Weekends: 9am - 7pm, Bank holidays: 9am - 5pm. Also, our web address is http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/vs_england_wales/index.php.
Connexions is designed to help all young people aged 13 to 19 regardless of need, and those aged up to 24 with a learning difficulty or disability.
Connexions Direct: Confidential advice, support and information for 13-19 year olds via phone, email, text, online advisor. Open from 8am until 2am every day 080 800 13 2 19. Via web: http://www.connexions-direct.com/. To ask one of our advisers a question, complete the online form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please remember that the Internet is not secure. So do be careful about any personal information you include.
Southall Black Sisters
Provides advice and information on domestic violence, racial harassment, welfare and immigration, primarily for Asian, African and African-Caribbean women. Casework primarily undertaken in London Borough of Ealing, but deals with enquiries on a national basis. Tel: 020 8571 9595 (Mon-Fri 10am–5pm closed Wed) Fax: 020 8574 6781 e-mail: southallblacksisters@ btconnect.com
The Freedom Programme is a 12 week rollling programme for any woman who wants to find out more about domestic violence and abuse. The programmes are free and are run at hundreds of locations in the UK. To find out more and to access a programme near you please visit http://www.freedomprogramme.co.uk
(If you are a man suffering abuse)
The ManKind Initiative provides a help-line and information service for men suffering from domestic abuse and domestic violence. Those suffering can call 01823 334244 or go to www.mankind.org.uk
Respect is the UK membership association for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services. Our key focus is on increasing the safety of those experiencing domestic violence through promoting effective interventions with perpetrators. The Respect Phoneline 0845 122 8609. For more information see, http://www.respect.uk.net
Tender engages young people in promoting healthy relationships based on equality and respect. We use drama and education to actively prevent domestic and sexual violence amongst young people and in their wider communities. www.tender.org.uk For more about the TRUST project: www.tender.org.uk/trust For any enquiries about Tender or the TRUST project: 0207 431 7247. Email: email@example.com