Links to a guide developed by SafeLives for anyone experiencing domestic abuse. There is also more information and links to further resources on their website.

 Women’s Aid (

Free, confidential helpline/online chat service for women experiencing or at risk from domestic abuse. Call 0800 027 1234

Service available 24 hours a day 7 days a week

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Lanarkshire Rape Crisis

To promote the welfare and relieve distress of women and girls who have experienced rape and/or any other form of sexual violence or exploitation at any time in their lives by providing confidential information and support services. Also to raise awareness of the above issues with other agencies and local communities.

Available for survivors of all forms of sexual violence. Open daily, 6 pm – midnight

Call: 08088 01 03 02 Text: 07537 410027 Email: [email protected]

Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre – 01698 527003, [email protected]

Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage helpline

Call: 0800 027 1234 (open 24/7)

Email: [email protected]

Stop it Now (

  • Offers a confidential helpline and secure messaging service around concerns of child sexual abuse. Call 0808 1000 900
  • Available 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday. Closed weekends and Bank Holidays

Services for Black and Ethnic Minority women

Shakti Women’s Aid

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.    
Call: 0131 475 2399
Email: [email protected]

AMINA – Muslim Women Resource Centre helpline

Open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm.    
Call: 0808 801 0301

Hemat Gryffe

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Call: 07792 017442 or 07866 936644

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre

Legal advice, practical information and victim support helplines – 08088 010 789

Legal information: Monday 2 – 5 pm, Tuesday 6 – 8 pm, Wednesday 11 am – 2 pm, Friday 10 am – 1 pm

Advocacy support: Tuesday 11 am – 2 pm

Sexual harassment: Thursday 5 – 8 pm

Legal representation: you can apply for legal representation here

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm and Wednesday to Thursday, 10am – 8pm.

Call: 0800 999 5428
Email: [email protected]

Click – support for women selling sex online

Click offers a range of support services, including for wellbeing and safety.
Their chat is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am – 1pm.
Online chat: