Further sources of help and advice

Please note that Suzy Lamplugh Trust cannot accept responsibility for the content of any external sites. This information is for signposting only.



Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

A charity that helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers. They can provide advice about proceedings in the civil courts.

Citizens Advice Scotland https://www.cas.org.uk/

A charity that provides free, confidential, impartial advice about the rights and responsibilities of Scottish citizens.


Domestic Abuse Helplines

National Domestic Violence Helpline https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ 0808 2000 247

A freephone 24 hour a day helpline, run by Refuge. It is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.



Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline https://sdafmh.org.uk/ 0800 027 1234

Scottish Women's Rights Centre https://www.scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk/ 08088 010 789



Welsh Women's Aid - Live Without Fear Helpline https://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/what-we-do/our-services/live-fear-free-helpline/ 0808 80 10 800  


Northern Ireland

Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline https://womensaidni.org/24-hour-domestic-sexual-violence-helpline/ 0808 802 1414


Other Domestic Abuse Services

Family Justice Centres

There are two Family Justice Centres in the UK: one is in Croydon and one in Derby. They address the full range of social, welfare, economic, safety, accommodation, criminal and civil justice needs of individuals living with or escaping from abuse. To find information about them you can look on the relevant council websites.

HOMETRUTHS https://www.hometruths.coop/

Hometruths provide specialise services to survivors of domestic violence and abuse including stalking and harassment, living in Swindon and Wiltshire.

National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) https://www.ncdv.org.uk/ 0844 8044 999

NCDV provides a free, fast emergency service to survivors of domestic violence, regardless of race, financial situation, gender or sexual orientation. They work closely with partner agencies and help people apply for an injunction quickly.

Refuge https://www.refuge.org.uk/

Offer a range of services to support women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Respect Phoneline https://respectphoneline.org.uk/ 0808 802 0404 [email protected]

An information and advice line for anyone who is concerned about their violence or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner. Respect also provide advice to frontline workers. Helpline opening times are Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

Rise https://www.riseuk.org.uk/ 01273 622 828

A charity that supports women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse in Brighton & Hove and across West Sussex.

Women's Aid https://www.womensaid.org.uk/ 

Work to end violence against women and children, and support over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country.

Scottish Women's Aid https://womensaid.scot/ 0800 027 1234

Women's Aid can offer advice and support to anyone experiencing domestic abuse. 

Welsh Women's Aid https://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/ 0808 80 10 800

WWA is the national umbrella organisation representing local Women's Aid Groups situated throughout Wales. Their member groups provide direct services for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse.


LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Support

GALOP http://www.galop.org.uk/ [email protected]

0800 999 5428 National Helpline

020 7704 2040 London LGBT+ Helpline

Emotional and practice support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.


Men's Advice Line https://mensadviceline.org.uk/ 0808 801 0327 [email protected]

Men's Advice Line is a national freephone helpline for male victims of domestic violence and abuse. The Helpline welcomes calls from men in heterosexual or same sex relationships. They also provide advice to frontline workers. Helpline opening times are Monday to Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.


Sexual Assault

Lifecentre https://lifecentre.uk.com/ 0808 802 0808 (text 07717 989 022)

Lifecentre is a UK based charity that supports survivors of rape and sexual abuse. It offers a national helpline and counselling team based in Sussex, England.

Rape Crisis https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ 0808 802 9999

Provide a range of services for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence, either as adults or children. The national helpline number listed above can also be used by male victims or friends and family of the victim.

Rape Crisis Scotland https://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/ 08088 01 03 02

Offers support and information to female, male and transgender survivors of sexual violence ages 13+ as well as family, friends and workers. Rape Crisis Scotland also offers support to victims of stalking, whether there is an overt sexual element or not.

The Havens https://www.thehavens.org.uk/ 020 3299 6900

The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted in the last 12 months. Their staff are fully trained and hugely experienced. They help men, women, children and young people of all ages. You can use The Havens services without having to report the assault to the police.


Emotional Support

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy https://www.bacp.co.uk/search/Therapists 

A directory of private therapists who have been accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Hypnotherapy Directory https://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/

Lists qualified hypnotherapists across the UK.

Samaritans https://www.samaritans.org/ 116 123 [email protected]

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.



Action Against Stalking (Scotland) http://www.actionagainststalking.org/ 

Action Against Stalking was founded by Ann Moulds after she experienced a harrowing stalking ordeal. Ann lead the successful campaign for the introduction of stalking legislation in Scotland in 2010. This website provides helpful information for anyone who is being stalked.

Protection Against Stalking http://www.protectionagainststalking.org/

Their goal is to work with professionals and organisations in partnership to improve the safety of stalking and harassment victims and for perpetrators of abuse to be held to account. Their website contains a lot of useful information and advice.

Paladin https://paladinservice.co.uk/ 020 3866 4107

Paladin will assist high risk victims throughout England and Wales. A number of Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) will ensure high risk victims of stalking are supported and that a co-ordinated community response is developed locally to keep victims and their children safe.

Surviving Stalking https://traceymorgan.wordpress.com/

Tracey Morgan was a victim of stalking and created this site, including her blog, for other victims and interested parties.



National Stalking Clinic http://www.beh-mht.nhs.uk/services/national-stalking-clinic.htm

The National Stalking Clinic is a specialist service for the assessment and treatment of stalkers and their victims. It is run by the North London Forensic Service, part of the Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust. It provides a mobile service across the UK to interested parties including the courts, Probation Service, Police, mental health trusts and the Social Services.



Digital Trust https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/countries/europe/united-kingdom/markets-we-operate/security-uk/digital-trust

Information and support for staying safe online.

Forced Marriage Unit https://www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage 020 7008 1051

The FMU is a joint initiative between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office. If you are worried that a friend or relative may be forced into the marriage then you can call them for advice and assistance.

Karma Nirvana https://karmanirvana.org.uk/ 0800 5999 247

Provide support to all victims of honour-based violence and forced marriage. They also run a national helpline that provides support and guidance.

Shelter https://www.shelter.org.uk/ 

Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. They give advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need.

Victim Support https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ 0808 16 89 111

Provide free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, 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 any time, whenever the crime happened.