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We want to ensure that you get all the information you need about the issues discussed in this magazine. We’ve provided useful links to organisations and articles that can help:

Women’s Aid (Link)
Women’s Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. They work to end violence against women and children, and support over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country. Freephone 24 hr National domestic violence helpline run in partnership between women’s Aid and Refuge:

Phone: 0808 2000 247

The National Domestic Violence Helpline can only offer limited information by email as they do not have the resources to provide on-going support or in-depth information in this way. If you require an urgent response or need in-depth emotional support please contact the Freephone 24 hour Helpline on 0808 2000 247. When you email the Helpline it’s very important that you specify when and if it is safe to respond and to which email address.

Scottish Women’s Aid (Link)
Scottish Women’s Aid is a national domestic violence charity that works to protect
children and women from domestic violence. They provide a 24 hour domestic
abuse helpline:
Domestic Abuse Helpline
0800 027 1234 (24 hours)

Rape Crisis England and Wales (Link)
Rape Crisis (England and Wales) is a feminist organisation which exists to promote
the needs of women and girls, who have experienced sexual violence, to improve services to them and to work towards the elimination of sexual violence.

The website allows you to search for local rape and sexual abuse centres. Rape Crisis groups within the UK vary in their shape and size so sometimes finding a centre that is in your area may be difficult.

The majority of Rape Crisis Centres provide a telephone helpline service for women and girls who are survivors of rape, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual violence. You can contact any of the help lines to talk to someone and they will support you in finding out what is available in your area.

Rape Crisis Scotland (Link)
Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. The website allows you to search for local rape and sexual abuse centres. All centres operate a telephone helpline as well as offering support sessions.

You can use the helpline for ongoing support and some centres can offer this by post or email. The number of support sessions they can offer may vary from centre to centre and depending on resources there may be a waiting list for longer term support. They may be able to reimburse reasonable costs for travel and childcare.


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