Directory of local and national support services

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Nottinghamshire 24 hour helpline (free to call) – 0808 800 0340.

National 24 hour helpline run by Refuge (free to call) - 0808 2000 247 / www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk 

24 Hour Text Helpline for use with a DDT or TTY - 0808 800 0341

Support for Women 

Organisation Contact Details

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid – Commissioned specialist provider

Empowering women, children and young people to survive and thrive across Mansfield, Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood.

Telephone: 01909 491330

Email: enquiries@nottswa.org

Website: www.nottswa.org

Women’s Aid – National Information and Support

 Website: womensaid.org.uk

Refuge – National Information and Support

 Website: refuge.org.uk


Support for Men

Organisation Contact Details

Equation – Provides guidance and support to male victims of domestic abuse in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham.

Telephone: 0115 960 5556

Email: info@equation.org.uk

Website: www.equation.org.uk

The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors (run by Respect).

Telephone: 0808 801 0327

Mankind - Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

Telephone: 01823 334 244

 

Support for Children and Young People

Organisation Contact Details

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid - Commissioned specialist provider Children and young people’s services - for children and young people from 4 years up to 18 years (21 years for young people with additional needs) who are/have been living with domestic violence or abuse.

Young people’s service / Teens service - for young people aged 13 – 18 years who are experiencing domestic abuse in their own relationship.

Telephone: 01909 491330

Email: enquiries@nottswa.org

Website: www.nottswa.org

 

Support for LGBT+ Community

Organisation Contact Details

GALOP - Runs a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) domestic abuse helpline

Telephone: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 9995428

Email: help@galop.org.uk

Website: www.galop.org.uk

Equation – Provides guidance and support to male victims of domestic abuse in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham.

Telephone: 0115 960 5556

Email: info@equation.org.uk

Website: www.equation.org.uk

 

Support for Elderly Victims of Abuse

Organisation Contact Details

Action on Elder Abuse - An agency which can give specialist help targeted at older people.

Free phone helpline: 0808 808 8141

Email: enquiries@elderabuse.org.uk

Website: www.elderabuse.org.uk

Age UK - provides advice on elder abuse, and information for people concerned that someone they know is a victim of elder abuse.

Telephone: 0800 169 2081

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

 

Support for Perpetrators of Abuse

Organisation Contact Details

Respect - A confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner.

Telephone: 0808 802 4040

Website: www.respectphoneline.org.uk

Your Choice Project – Nottingham and Nottinghamshire perpetrator programme.

A partnership between domestic abuse support charity Equation, The Jenkins Centre in Leicester, Women’s Aid North and Juno Women’s Aid.

The programme aims to tackle the cause of domestic abuse by working with perpetrators and supporting partners or ex-partners who are suffering the consequences of the abuse through a Partner Support Service (PSS).

 Email: contact@yourchoiceproject.org.uk

 

Support Services for Victims of Sexual Violence

Organisation Contact Details

Nottinghamshire sexual violence support services – For anyone aged 18+ who has experienced rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse, either recently or in the past.

Support for children and young people.

Email: dutysupervisor@nottssvss.org.uk

Telephone: 0115 941 0440

Website: nottssvss.org.uk/contact/

S.H.E. UK - based in Nottinghamshire, offers a holistic range of support services for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, exploitation, and sexual violence.

Email: info@she-uk.org.uk

 

Telephone: 01623 622 916

Website: www.she-uk.org.uk/

 

Sexual Health Support

Organisation Contact Details

Tri Health – Bassetlaw Sexual Health -  Provides free and confidential sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and treatment, information and advice on sexual health matters and the full range of reversible contraception methods, including emergency contraception.

 

Email: dri-bass.shs@nhs.net

Telephone:  

  • Worksop - 01909 571571
  • Retford - 01777 200177

Website: www.bassetlawtrihealth.dbh.nhs.uk/

 

Support for Victims of perceived Honour-Based Crime and Forced Marriage

 

Organisation Contact Details

Karma Nirvana offers help and support to victims of honour-based crime and forced marriage.

 

UK Helpline: 0800 5999 247

Website: www.karmanirvana.org.uk

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)

Provides support to any individual, in the UK and overseas. Consular assistance is provided to British nationals, including dual nationals. The FMU operates a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as to professionals dealing with cases.

Email: fmu@fcdo.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 7008 0151

From overseas: +44 (0)20 7008 0151

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Out of hours: 020 7008 5000

Website: www.gov.uk/guidance/forced-marriage

 

Support for Victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Organisations Contact Details
NSPCC FGM Helpline - A 24 hour helpline to protect children from FGM in the UK

Email: fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

Telephone: 0800 028 3550

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk/fgm

 

Support for Minority Ethnic Communities

Organisations Contact Details

Jewish Women’s Aid - For Jewish women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence in the UK

Telephone: 0808 801 0500

Website: www.jwa.org.uk
Muslim Community Helpline - The Muslim Community Helpline is a confidential, non-judgemental listening and emotional support service.

Telephone: 0208 904 8193

Telephone: 0208 908 6715

Website: www.muslimcommunityehlpline.org.uk

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire refugee Forum - Offering advice, support and friendship to refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Telephone: 0115 960 1230

Website: www.nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk
Refugee Council - Provides free advice and information to asylum seekers and refugees in UK, offering practical advice and support Website: www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

Eastern European Support Services - We are the only organisation in Nottinghamshire that provides services specifically tailored to the needs of Polish and other Eastern European migrants. We are a front line organisation with a bi-lingual staff that works closely with the Eastern European community and in partnership with many relevant organisations

Public phone: 0115 970 0446 or 0115 978 1396

Email: help@empp.co.uk

Opoka - helps women and children in the Polish community to improve health, wellbeing, financial stability and happiness by stopping domestic violence

Website: changegrowlive.org/nottinghamshire
Hetty’s - Providing emotional help and support to families in Nottinghamshire affected by a loved one’s alcohol or drug use

Email: info@hettys.org.uk

Telephone: 08000 850 941

Support Line: 9am to 6pm daily

Website: hettys.org.uk

 

Support with Substance Misuse Issues

 

Organisations Contact Details

Change, Grow, Live (CGL) - We offer an all-age service to everyone living in Nottinghamshire who is experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol. Our service includes support for individuals as well as children and family members impacted by someone else’s substance misuse.

Website: changegrowlive.org/nottinghamshire

Rehab 4 Addiction - Rehab 4 Addiction was founded to assist those affected by substance misuse and their loved ones. We offer a range of services, and help signpost you to the most effective treatments. This includes alcohol rehab, drug rehab, detox services, intervention, aftercare and outpatient counselling. 

Website: www.rehab4addiction.co.uk

 

Support for Victims of Child Sexual Exploitation and their Families

Organisations Contact Details

PACE - support for victims of child sexual exploitation and their families

Telephone: 0113 240 3040

Website: paceuk.info

Child exploitation and online protection (CEOP) – Support if you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating online

Website: ceop.police.uk

 

Support for People with Disabilities / Vulnerable Adults 

Organisations Contact Details

Disability Nottinghamshire - Promoting the independence and choice of all persons with disabilities and impairments within the Nottinghamshire County Council area.

Email: advice@disabilitynottinghamshire.org.uk

Telephone: 01623 625 891

Website: www.disabilitynottinghamshire.org.uk

Sign Health – Support for deaf people experiencing domestic abuse

Text: 07800 003 421

Email: da@signhealth.org.uk

Deafinitely Women - Deaf-initely Women is run and governed by deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing women. Deaf-initely Women serves all deaf and hard of hearing women in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and beyond.

We give each other emotional strength to help us to cope with our working and family lives and provide opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing women to gain confidence and experience new things. Our group includes all deaf and hard of hearing women from the age of 16+ and with varying degrees of deafness and communication needs.

Email: info@deafinitelywomen.org.uk

Telephone: 01773 828 233

Mobile: 07421 827 162

Email: info@deafinitelywomen.org.uk

 

Support with Housing 

Organisations Contact Details

Shelter - We exist to defend the right to a safe home. Because home is everything.

Telephone: 0800 800 4444

Website: www.shelter.org.uk

HOPE Community Services

A homelessness charity based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, who support homeless people from across the UK who are in crisis and have nowhere else to turn. They work with people to get their lives back on track and end their cycle of homelessness for good.

Telephone: 01909 489 990

HOPE Facebook

 

Support for Victims of Stalking and Harassment

Organisations Contact Details
Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid – support with domestic and non-domestic stalking for women

Telephone: 01909 491330

Email: enquiries@nottswa.org

Website: www.nottswa.org

Equation - support with domestic and non-domestic stalking for men

Telephone: 0115 960 5556

Email: info@equation.org.uk

Website: www.equation.org.uk

Suzy Lamplugh Trust – Support with stalking and personal safety advice

National stalking helpline - 0808 802 0300

Website: suzylamplugh.org

National Stalking Advocacy Service (Paladin) - Assists high risk victims of stalking

Email: info@paladinservice.co.uk

Telephone: 020 3866 4107

Website: paladinservice.co.uk

 

Mental Health Support

Organisations Contact Details
Samaritans - Provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

MIND - National helpline which offers trained advisers who will listen and give help and advice on any mental health problems and where to get help

Email: info@mind.org.uk

Information line: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

CASY - Your Space (Counselling and Support Young People)

Aimed at: Children Age 6-11, Teenagers 12-17

A registered charity dedicated to promoting and preserving the mental and emotional health of children and young people throughout Nottinghamshire.

Address:
CASY.
Office 23,
NG24 4TR

Email: office@casy.org.uk

Telephone: 01636 704 620

Website: www.casy.org.uk/

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Aimed at: Children Age 6-11, Teenagers 12-17

Telephone: 0115 969 1300

Website: www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/camhs

 

Support for Victims of Crime

 

Organisations Contact Details
Victim Support – supports victims of crime and traumatic events. We provide specialist help to support people to cope and move on to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives.

Support line: 08 08 16 89 111

Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

 

Support Agencies

Organisations Contact Details

Citizens Advice Bureau - Provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on a wide range of topics to everyone.

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Crimestoppers – Speak up, Stay safe

Enables victims and witnesses of crime to pass on information anonymously.

Phone: 0800 555 111

Website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org


Last Updated on Thursday, January 4, 2024