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Help is here

If you need help or more information about abuse in relationships you can speak to someone from any of the organisations listed below. All calls are treated confidentially.

RESPECT

RESPECT

Respect runs support services and programmes for men and women who inflict violence in relationships.  They also provide an advice line for men who are victims of domestic violence.

www.respectphoneline.org.uk

info@respectphoneline.org.uk

0808 802 4040

Opening Times: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

BROKEN RAINBOW

BROKEN RAINBOW

Broken Rainbow offers support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence. It also aims to raise awareness in the LGBT community and elsewhere of the impact of homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic violence on the lives of LGBT people.

Broken Rainbow runs a Helpline staffed by highly trained operators, experienced in the specifics of LGBT domestic violence, with many coming from frontline services.  They understand the issues you’ll face and go through extensive training to provide you with the best possible support.  

www.broken-rainbow.org.uk

help@brokenrainbow.org.uk

0300 999 5428

Opening Times: Monday & Thursday 10am – 8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 10am – 5pm.

Dudley Safe & Sound

Dudley Safe & Sound

Safe & sound, Dudley's community safety partnership is committed to making Dudley a safe place in which to live, work and visit. They have produced some films that can help male victims of relationship abuse and those experiencing abuse in same sex partnerships, to view the videos visit http://www.safeindudley.org/abuse/

 

www.dudleysafeandsound.org

HEART

HEART

Heart is an EU-funded programme that offers help and advice to young people on having healthy relationships with boy or girl friends. It is particularly concerned where young people are feeling pressurised into something they don't want to do. It runs a 24-hour, anonymous and confidential helpline, supplied by Childline.

www.heartprogramme.org

0800 1111

Opening Times: Daily, open 24 hours a day.

THE MEN’S ADVICE LINE

THE MEN’S ADVICE LINE

A helpline for male victims of domestic violence, age not important.

www.mensadviceline.org.uk

info@mensadviceline.org.uk

0808 801 0327 (free from landlines and most mobiles)

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Respect not Fear

Respect not Fear

The Respect not Fear site was developed by the Nottinghamshire domestic violence forum, in consultation with young people.

The site contains games and advice which can help you think about your relationships, or you can make a pledge to find out what you can expect in a relationship and what shouldn’t be tolerated.

The Respect not Fear App is free and provides you with games such as the pyramid and respect'o'meter, it also gives you instant access to important information and support services. Click here to download the app.

www.respectnotfear.co.uk

THE SAMARITANS

THE SAMARITANS

Samaritans provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair (including suicidal thoughts), 24 hours a day. They are there for you if you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone.  You can contact The Samaritans by telephone, email or letter, or talk to someone in person in most of their branches.

www.samaritans.org/

08457 90 90 90

Opening Times: Daily, open 24 hours a day.

THINK YOU KNOW

THINK YOU KNOW

Thinkuknow offers advice to young people on sex, relationships and the internet. Are you in a relationship? Maybe you're looking to start a new relationship online? Or are you curious or worried about sex? Thinkuknow will provide you with up-to-date, practical and frank advice to help you to develop the skills and confidence to make sure you're safe and happy with the choices you are making.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

Advice for boys from NHS on relationships

www.nhs.uk/livewell/teenboys/Pages/Teenboyshome.aspx

NHS Livewell advice on relationships

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexandyoungpeople/Pages/Readytogoalltheway.aspx

Hafan Cymru are focused on preventing abuse and promoting independence in Wales.

www.hafancymru.co.uk