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Support for victims of abuse and crime, and other advice services

Here are a range of services that can help to provide someone with support and advice:

Support services for victims of crime

Victim Support

Provides emotional and practical help to victims or witnesses of any crime, whether or not it has been reported to the police.

Phone: 0808 16 89 111 (24/7)

Warwickshire: 01926 358060 (Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm)


Crime Stoppers

Report crime anonymously.

Phone: 0800 555111



Offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults. Work to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self-esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward.

Phone: 01708 765200


The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

Support, advice, and guidance to adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse.

Phone: 0808 801 0331


Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse

Run by survivors for adult survivors of child abuse. Havoca provide support, friendship, and advice for any adult whose life has been affected.


Modern Slavery

Get help, report a suspicion, or seek advice.

Phone: 08000 121 700


Support after Murder and Manslaughter

Offers understanding and support to families and friends who have been bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter, through the mutual support of others who have suffered a similar tragedy.

Phone: 0845 8723440


Support services for survivors of sexual abuse, assault and violence


Provides support for survivors of rape, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and sexual violence in Warwickshire.

Phone: 01788 551151 Email:


The Blue Sky Centre – Warwickshire SARC

Sexual assault referral centres offer medical, practical, and emotional support to anyone who has been sexually assaulted or raped. They have specially trained to paediatricians / Forensic Nurse Examiners, and support workers to care for you.

Phone: 0800 970 0370


Survivors Trust

Provide support and signposting for women, men and children who are survivors of rape, sexual violence, or childhood sexual abuse.

Phone: 0808 801 0818 Email:


Rape Crisis England & Wales

Confidential support and information to women in England and Wales who have survived any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago. Also provides immediate support to friends and family on how to support female survivors of sexual violence.

Phone: 0808 802 9999 (12pm – 2:30pm & 7pm – 9:30pm daily)



Survivor led group for women who, as female children/teens, were raped/sexually abused by a member of their immediate/extended family.

Phone: 023 80 338080 Email:


Survivors UK

Help sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes.

Phone: 02035983898 Email:



Provides support and counselling for male survivors of sexual abuse or rape.

Phone: 0808 8005005


Domestic abuse support services

Talk2Someone Warwickshire

Support for those experiencing abuse in Warwickshire.

Phone: 0800 408 1552


Women’s Aid

Provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic violence via the Survivor’s Handbook and local services.




Safe, emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

National Domestic Abuse Phone: 0808 200 247


The ManKind Initiative

Confidential help and support for male victims of domestic abuse.

Phone: 01823 334244 (Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm)



Provides support to LGBT people suffering domestic abuse.

Phone: 0800 999 5428


The SHARAN Project

Support and advice for vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have left home forcefully or voluntarily as a result of disownment; threat of domestic or honour-based violence; forced marriage or other forms of cultural conflict.
Phone: 0844 504 3231


Karma Nirvana

Supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.

Phone: 0800 5999 247


The Forced Marriage Unit

If you or someone you know is at risk of a forced marriage, please contact 0207 008 0151 from 9am – 5pm between Mon-Fri, or 0207 008 1500 outside these hours.


Substance misuse support services


A free, confidential substance misuse service for children and young people who need support around their own or another person’s drug or alcohol use. The service works with anyone between 5 and 25 years of age in Warwickshire.

ChatHealth confidential text messaging: 07507 331 525

Phone: 01788 578 227 Email:


Alcoholics Anonymous

Provides opportunities to share experience, strength and hope to recover from alcoholism.

Phone: 0800 9177 650 Email:


Narcotics Anonymous

Non-profit fellowship or society of people for whom drugs had become a major problem, uses a traditional 12-step model.

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (10am – midnight)


Cocaine Anonymous

Provides opportunities to share experience, strength and hope to recover from addiction to cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.

Phone: 0800 612 0225


SMART Recovery

Mutual support for anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery.



Provides a confidential service to anyone wanting information, advice, or support about any aspect of drugs.

Phone: 0300 123 6600 + Online chat facility (2pm-6pm weekdays)


Port of Call

Helping people overcome addiction and find rehab.

Phone: 0808 271 8965


Addiction Helper

UK’s leading addiction resource website.

Phone: 0800 024 1455


We Are With You

We Are With You has services throughout England that help adults, young people, and their families recover from addiction and substance misuse problems.



Confidential support for those worried about their own or someone else’s drinking. Can put you in touch with local support.

Phone: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am – 8pm, weekends 11am – 4pm)


Support services for young people and their families


Provide a range of services to help and support families across the UK, working with organisations and professionals so that children get the best start in life.

Phone: 0208 550 8822

Barnardos Beacon Service

Barnardos have launched a service to support young people 0-19 who have been sexually abused and who live in Warwickshire or the West Midlands. The service will work with young people, their parents/carers and a wide range of professionals to help young people cope and recover from sexual abuse.


Something’s Not Right

Support for Child Exploitation in Warwickshire



Free, 24-hour confidential Phone for children and young people who need to talk.

Phone: 0800 1111



Provides help, advice and support to adults worried about a child.

Phone: 0808 800 5000 (24/7)



Offers information, support and advice for children and young people. Help for concerned parents of those under 25 is offered by phone.

Phone: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri 9.30am – 4pm)


Youth Access

Find free and confidential counselling, advice, and information services.

Phone: 020 8772 9900



Offers support, practical advice and information to young people considering suicide and can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know.

Phone: 0800 068 41 41


The Mix

Provides non-judgmental support and information for young people under 25 on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs and self-harm.

Phone: 0808 808 4994



Confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental support services run by students for students. Search for your local Nightline details via the website.



Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited.

Phone: 0113 240 5226



Provides supportive services in a safe, non-judgemental environment for non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.

Phone: 0800 980 1958


Stop it Now

Helping prevent child sexual abuse.

Phone: 0808 1000 900


Mental health support services


Provides advice and support on a range of topics including types of mental health problem, legislation and details of local help and support in England and Wales.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm)

Herefordshire Phone: 01432 271643

Herefordshire Email:


British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Looking for counselling for yourself or someone else? bacp can help!


British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Find an accredited CBT therapist.

Phone: 0330 320 0851 Email:


Counselling Directory

Find a counsellor or therapist near you.

Phone: 033 325 2500


Rethink Mental Illness

Offers practical help and information to anyone affected by mental illness on a wide range of topics such as the Mental Health Act, living with mental illness, etc.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri 9.30am – 4pm)



Provides a range of services about self-harm including support,

information to people who self-harm, their friends and families.



Provides confidential emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness. It also provides a resource for anyone affected by suicide.

Phone: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm – 10.30pm daily)


The Big White Wall

Anonymous community where members can support each other 24/7.


ASSIST Trauma Care

Information and specialist help for people with PTSD and anyone supporting them.

Phone: 0178 856 0800