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Support: Domestic Abuse

Safe Lives

UK

SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good. We work with organisations across the UK to transform the response to domestic abuse. We want what you would want for your best friend. We listen to survivors, putting their voices at the heart of our thinking. We look at the whole picture for each individual and family to get the right help at the right time to make families everywhere safe and well. And we challenge perpetrators to change, asking ‘why doesn’t he stop?’ rather than ‘why doesn’t she leave?’ This applies whatever the gender of the victim or perpetrator and whatever the nature of their relationship.  Last year alone, nearly 13,500 professionals received our training. Over 70,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 85,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last four years, over 2,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions we created with partners, and that’s just the start.  Together we can end domestic abuse. Forever. For everyone.

Support: Sexual Abuse

Safeline

UK • Warwickshire • Warwick • Coventry • Stratford-upon-Avon

Established in 1994, Safeline is a specialised charity working to prevent sexual abuse* and to support those affected in their recovery. This includes working with people whose mental health issues (manifesting for example as self-harming) suggest that they may be vulnerable to abuse. We provide a comprehensive range of services for people affected by sexual abuse, including:

  • Counselling: face-to-face, by telephone and online (funding dependent), as well as creative therapies such as art therapy.
  • National Male Survivor Helpline and Online Support Service providing immediate emotional support, information and advice to men and boys affected by sexual abuse or rape in England and Wales.
  • Warwickshire Helpline for anyone in Warwickshire affected by sexual abuse or rape needing support, advice or information.
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) providing emotional and practical support for those individuals who choose to report the abuse to the police.
  • Training for professionals, parents and anyone affected by sexual abuse to help them protect and support their communities
  • Prevention projects, one-to-one support and peer mentoring to keep vulnerable young people safe and enable them to fulfil their potential.

Safeline offers its services to people across Warwickshire of all ages, regardless of gender, sexuality or race, who are survivors of abuse. Family members and friends of abuse survivors can also use Safeline’s services. Face-to-face services are provided in Coventry and Warwickshire, in rooms which we hire locally as well as from our offices in Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. Apart from the training, services are free of charge although donations are always welcome. Safeline raises funds from central and local government, grant-making trusts and foundations, businesses, and individuals to cover the cost of its services. We have about 18 full-time equivalent staff and 40 volunteers who are qualified or trainee counsellors.

Support: Mental Health

Scarborough Survivors

UK: Scarborough

Scarborough Survivors & Crisis Café, support for your mental health & wellbeing. Mental health and well-being hub supporting the Borough of Scarborough. Whilst we are still unable to offer face-to-face support we have telephone support available 7 days and 5 nights, covering the times that we would normally be open. 

Support: Teens

Young People: Education

Scouts

UK

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week –  having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges. Every week we give almost half a million 6-25 year olds the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life. Everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. Regardless of your child’s physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them. And we’ll help them find it.

Support: Sexual Wellbeing

sexualwellbeing.ie

Ireland

The HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme (the Programme) is a national programme tasked with implementing Ireland’s first framework for sexual health and wellbeing, the National Sexual Health Strategy 2015 – 2020. The Programme also has a statutory responsibility for the delivery of three mandates as originally set out within the Crisis Pregnancy Agency (Establishment) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 446 of 2001). The Programme is one of a number of national policy priority programme situated within the national Strategy and Planning function of the Health Services Executive. The Programme delivers a programme of research, funding initiatives including crisis pregnancy counselling services, relationships and sexuality education programmes, communications campaigns, information provision and policy initiatives.

Support: Teens

Snow Camp - Stop. Breathe. Think

UK

Snow Camp's Stop.Breathe.Think is a free and confidential service where you can talk or text about anything.  We know life is challenging for many young people right now. Whatever you are facing, whatever you are worried about, we are here to help. We want to make sure you get the support to overcome life’s difficulties. Talking to someone can help. We have been working with young people since 2003. If you’d like to talk in confidence about anything, big or small, we are here for you.

Support: Loneliness • Sexual Wellbeing • General Social Issues • EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE

Spectra

UK

Spectra works to improve the choices, health and well-being of people, often from diverse and marginalised communities. Empowering positive, informed choices about health, including sexual health, emotional resilience and wellbeing, and working with to combat isolation and risk. We provide supportive, knowledgeable, non-judgemental services which are all peer led, meaning they are delivered by people from the communities we work with themselves. We are proactive in identifying the needs of all our clients and supporting them. We aim for knowledgeable, aware and empowered individuals and communities who have clear, accurate, credible and non-judgemental wellbeing and health information and quality services that are relevant and accessible.

Young People: Health & Wellbeing • Education • Employment • LGBTI+ • Sex & Relationships • Mental Health

SpunOut.ie

Ireland

On SpunOut.ie we provide information on a range of different topics broken down into sections; education, employment, health, life and opinion. Our editorial team pen all of our professionally proofed factsheets and consult with relevant subject matter experts and other young people to ensure we provide factual and up-to-date information to our readership. SpunOut.ie also provides a space for young people to have their voices heard and to share their life experiences with other young people. We do this by publishing articles written by readers aged 16 to 25 in the Opinion section on the site. We also engage our peers in campaigns, at events and through the media on issues which affect us.

Support: Sexual Abuse • Domestic Abuse

Stay Brave UK

UK

We're here to give the under-served a voice. When it comes to domestic abuse and sexual assault, we want to represent male and LGBTQ+ victims, and help to break down barriers. We won't stop until all victims have the help that they need and the respect they deserve. We will be brave. We are not a crisis service, but we can help you find the resources and frontline support you may need. 

Support: Bereavement

Strong Men

UK

We are StrongMen Our aim is to help men tackle the mental, emotional and physical health conditions brought about by bereavement. Mental health issues within men is a difficult subject to tackle for many reasons. Grief is one of the biggest causes of conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress and in extreme cases, PTSD. It is with personal experience in these issues that the team behind StrongMen has created incredible services to help men going through the toughest of times.

Support: Student

Student Minds

UK

We empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. Together we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive.

Support: Suicide prevention

Suicide Prevention Bristol

UK: Bristol

Suicide Prevention Bristol is a leading suicide prevention charity that helps anyone with thoughts of suicide via telephone (ASSISTLine), social media & out in the community. We use our skills in crisis intervention to offer supportive listening to start a dialogue and to encourage more hopeful solutions than suicide. We work alongside local services and signpost people to where they can access support.

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