In an emergency, or if you feel in danger, call 999 immediately. You can do this from a mobile even if you don’t have credit.
If you are unable to speak with us, you can leave a message and we will call you back within 24 hrs or you can self-refer using our online forms.
However, after 8 pm if you need to talk, below are some National helplines that you can reach out too.
National Domestic Violence Helpline – refuge searches.
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.
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
0800 999 5428
Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial, and sexual too.
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.
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.
Revenge Porn Helpline
0845 6000 459
A dedicated support service for anyone affected by this issue in the UK. Victims come from all backgrounds, male and female, aged 18 – 60. Some incidents are perpetrated by ex partners, some by strangers, via hacking or stolen images.
0800 800 4444
Shelter helps people struggling with homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. Expert information is available online or via their helpline.
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.
Call 116 123 for free
They’re waiting for your call. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Essex Sexual Abuse and Rape Support Services
Essex SARC Helpline
Oakwood Place is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre, offering free support and practical help to anyone in Essex who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.
If you would like to speak to someone, they are available 24/7 on
01277 240620 or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Synergy Essex – Rape Crisis
0300 003 7777
Synergy Essex is the partnership of Essex rape and sexual abuse support centres. They support all victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse, providing independent, specialist support and promoting and representing rights and needs.
You can telephone them on 0300 003 7777 and speak to a First Contact Navigator to find out more about their services or you can contact them via their online form