R U Treated Badly? Need help or confidential advice and support - or just someone to talk to?

Well help is here if you need it.

Need help or confidential advice and support - or just someone to talk to? Well help is here if you need it

If you’re under 18, you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111 to talk in confidence about any problem. No problem is too big or small for them. Alternatively, you can go to www.childline.org.uk where you can contact them by email and text, chat to a counsellor online or post to the message boards.

If you are 18 or over you can call the Staffordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0870 2700 123

You can get further support from any of the organisations listed in our Further Help And Advice Section

DON’T FORGET: If you are in immediate danger, always ring 999

CHILDLINE

The UK’s free and confidential helpline is not just for children, it provides help for young people of all ages who are in distress or danger.  Counsellors provide advice and support, by phone and online, 24 hours a day.

You can get help and advice about a wide range of issues, including violence and abuse in your relationship on the Childline website.  You can also talk to a counsellor online, send an email or post on the message boards.

0800 1111 - Opening Times: Daily, open 24 hours a day

www.childline.org.uk

STAFFORDSHIRE DOMESTIC ABUSE HELPLINE

If you’re over 18, you can call the 24 hour Staffordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2700 123. They can offer you confidential support, wherever you live in Staffordshire.

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE

If you are over 18 and female you can call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

THE MEN’S ADVICE LINE

A helpline for male victims of domestic violence, of any age.

0808 801 0327

STAFFORDSHIRE YOUTHBOX

A dedicated set of support pages for young people in Staffordshire.

http://www.youthbox.info/HelpAdvice/StaySafe/Abusive-Relationships.aspx

THE HIDEOUT

The Hideout is a dedicated website for young people up to the age of 21 where they can find information about relationship abuse and where to get help.

www.thehideout.org.uk

BROOK

Brook's mission is to enable young people to enjoy their sexuality without harm. Brook provides free and confidential sexual health services specifically for young people under 25.

Telephone: 0808 802 1234 - free from all telephones including mobile phones

www.brook.org.uk

THINK U KNOW

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? Think u Know 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

STAFFORDSHIRE CARES

Dedicated Support pages for people experiencing domestic abuse

www.staffordshirecares.info

Dedicated pages for parents to help spot the warning signs if their children may be in an abusive relationship

www.staffordshirecares.info/treatedbadly

BROKEN RAINBOW

Broken Rainbow offers support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence.

0300 999 5428

http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

Email: help@brokenrainbow.org.uk

RESPECT

Confidential helpline for people who are abusive and / or violent towards their partners.

0808 802 4040

SARAC

SARAC supports people who are aged 13 and over, in Tamworth, Lichfield and East Staffordshire, who have been affected by rape, sexual abuse and domestic abuse. You can call their helpline on 01283 517185 or visit their website at http://www.sarac.org.uk

STAFFORDSHIRE & STOKE-ON-TRENT SEXUAL ASSAULT REFERRAL CENTRE

If you are 16 or over, you can contact the Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0300 7900 166. They provide services and support to people who have been sexually assaulted.

SAVANA

Savana is an organisation that offers support services and information to anyone who has encountered or experienced any form of sexual assault or violence at some point in their lives. You can contact their 24-hour message service on 01782 221000, and leave your name and a contact telephone number, telling them if it is safe to leave a message. You can also get information on their website at: www.savana.org.uk

RAPE CRISIS

Rape Crisis Centres offer a range of services for women and girls who have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence.

0808 802 9999 Opening Times: Daily, 12pm – 2:30pm, and 7pm – 9:30pm

www.rapecrisis.org.uk

THE SAMARITANS

Samaritans provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair (including suicidal thoughts), 24 hours a day.

08457 90 90 90

www.samaritans.org/

VICTIM SUPPORT

Offers free and confidential help to victims of crime, their families, friends and anyone else affected.  They give information, emotional support and practical help.  You don’t have to report a crime to the police to get their help and can get support at anytime, no matter when the crime happened.

www.victimsupport.org.uk

And don’t forget, if you ever feel that you are in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

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