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Need help?

AVA does not provide direct services to victims, perpetrators or children: we work with the agencies that do provide these services.


We have produced some resources that you may find useful.

Unsafe Relationships (2012)
These guides are written for friends, family, parents and partners

Our Unsafe Relationships guides provide advice for friends, family, parents and partners. You can view and download them via these links:

How to help your mates is an advice leaflet for young people

A step by step guide for young women on what to do and who can help if you're experiencing relationship abuse.

If you are a victim needing help please try one of the following:


National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247

24 hour helpline operated in partnership with Women's Aid and Refuge.


National Sexual Violence Helpline

0808 802 9999

12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day of the year operated by Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC).


Let's Talk About It

0808 801 0305

Sexual Violence Helpline run by North London Rape Crisis.


The National Stalking Helpline

0808 802 0300

9.30am-4pm weekdays (except Wed 1.00pm-4pm)


Women's Aid

Women's Aid is a  national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK. Also provide an online survivor forum.



Refuge is a UK charity offering support to women and children experiencing domestic violence.


Honour Network Helpline

0800 5999 247

Operated by Karma Nirvana, the helpline is unique as those who call have the option to speak to a survivor whose experience is invaluable in supporting the caller's decision making process.


Karma Nirvana

Provides a support network for women and men who are experiencing forced marriage or so called honour based violence.


Men's Advice Line

0808 801 0327

The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. This includes all men - in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.


Broken Rainbow

0300 999 5428

(Mon & Thu 10am-8pm, Tue & Wed 10am-5pm)

Providing the national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic violence.

See also The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership which joins together a number of services:


ROAR - LGBT* Domestic Abuse Advocacy Service

0207 354 6312 / 07908 514 748

Weekly Drop-In: Tuesday Mornings 10.30-12pm
at Earl's Court Health and Wellbeing Centre, 2b Hogarth Road, London, SW5 OPT

Londonwide confidential housing, legal, and safety advice, advocacy, sign-posting, emotional support, and one to one tenancy sustainment in partnership with Stonewall Housing.


Rape Crisis

0808 802 9999

12-2.30pm, 7-9.30pm every day

Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides co-ordination for the national network of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales.



0808 808 0700

Open Thursdays 10am-4pm

Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support.


Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella agency for 130 specialist voluntary sector agencies providing a range of counselling, therapeutic and support services working with women, men and children who are victims/survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.



0800 1111

Free and confidential advice for children and young people provided by phone, email, message boards and online chat.



Provides advocacy, advice and support services in the UK for migrant domestic workers.


Poppy Project

020 7735 2062

Provides accomodation and outreach support to women who have been trafficked into prostitution.


The London VAWG consortium

Operates the Ascent Project which delivers a range of services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, under six themes, funded by London Councils.


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If you are a perpetrator needing help please visit:


Respect phoneline

0808 802 4040

Phoneline for people who are concerned about their abusive behaviour towards a partner or family  member.


Stop It Now

0808 1000 900

Support for people who are looking to stop inappropriate thoughts or behaviour towards children.


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