Where to Get Help (UK)

This page is for people looking for help and advice about bullying and abuse.

Please make sure you are safe/alone before ringing a helpline, and delete the call record from your phone. Cover your tracks online too, by using your browser’s “incognito” or “private” mode, or deleting your history (remember to clear cookies/cache too). Challenging or otherwise antagonising your abuser – by leaving, thinking of leaving, or trying to get some outside help – could make the abuse worse.

Please DON’T challenge an abuser, or try to leave a relationship, without getting help first.
These UK organisations can help you work out what to do about the abuse, and help to keep you (and your children) safe from further physical and/or psychological harm. If you are outside the UK, Google your country’s abuse charities – there will be people to help you.




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If you can recommend other links, for the UK or elsewhere, please leave details in the comments.


Bullying & Abuse: General




Rape & Sexual abuse




Under 18s




Honour-based abuse
  • Karma Nirvana – supporing victims of honour crime and forced marraiges. Includes helpline.
  • Support Line – helpline providing emotional support for an extremely wide range of issues.




Trafficking / immigration
  • Rights of Women – Various helplines, including immigration / asylum law / trafficking-related issues.




LGBT-related abuse
  • Galop – includes helpline, and email.
  • Switchboard – includes helpline, IM messaging, and email.




Revenge Porn




Male abuse




Elderly / Older people

  • The Silver Line – helpline for older people: 0800 470 8090 (or, from a mobile: 0300 740 8090).
  • Support Line: helpline providing emotional support for an extremely wide range of issues.




Historical Childhood Abuse
  • Victim Support: childhood abuse.
  • Abuse Survivors: information, advice, and support – focus on mental health issues.
  • NAPAC: National Association for People Abused in Childhood – includes helpline.
  • Support Line: helpline providing emotional support for an extremely wide range of issues.




Abusers/Perpetrators
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