HelplinesIn an emergency, or if you feel in danger, phone 999 immediately.
You can do this from a mobile, even if you don’t have credit.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
The 24/7 freephone National DV Helpline can provide confidential advice for women experiencing domestic abuse, or others calling on their behalf, from anywhere in the UK. They can also point you towards domestic abuse organisations in your area.
Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence
and abuse against women and children. They co-run the National DV Helpline
ChildLine: 0800 1111
ChildLine is a national counselling service for children and young people. If you’re a young person and you’re worried about something, big or small, you can speak to someone about it by calling ChildLine
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000
If you are an adult and you have concerns about a child, you can get free, confidential advice by calling the NSPCC Helpline, available 24hrs a day.
Rape Crisis: 0808 802 9999
Freephone helpline for women and girls who have been raped or sexually assaulted. The helpline is open daily 12 - 2.30pm and 7pm - 9.30pm,
for advice and support.
Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
Providing help and support for male victims of domestic violence. Calls are free. The helpline is open Mon to Fri, 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm.
Broken Rainbow: 0300 999 5428
Broken Rainbow is the national domestic violence charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, offering advice, support and
referral services to LGBT people experiencing homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic violence.
Helpline is open Mon 2pm - 8pm, Wed 10am - 5pm, Thurs 2pm - 8pm.
Respect: 0808 802 4040
Respect runs a confidential helpline for domestic violence perpetrators (male or female). They offer information and advice to support perpetrators stop their violence and change their abusive behaviours.
Helpline is open Mon - Fri, 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm.
SUFFOLK BASED HELPLINES
Lighthouse Women’s Aid
Lighthouse is a registered charity based in Suffolk. We provide advice, support and safe accommodation to women and children who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse. We also run the 'Freedom Programme' based in Ipswich, offering a wide variety of support groups and counselling.
Our Independent Domestic Violence Advisors can offer one-to-one support for women going through the justice system and the courts due to domestic abuse.
Head Office: 01473 220 770 (for general enquiries)
Helpline: 01473 745 111 (for advice)
Our 24hr helpline provides confidential and non-judgmental advice to women, or others calling on their behalf. Between 5pm and 9am, please leave a message and we will call you back within 15mins.
The Ferns: 0300 123 5058 (24hr Helpline)
The Ferns is a SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre). They offer medical care and emotional support to any victim of rape and sexual assault.
Suffolk Rape Crisis: 0800 0850 520
Local support and confidential advice for women who have experienced rape or sexual assault. Helpline is open Tues and Thurs, 7pm - 9pm.