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Friend and Family Service Directory

Children and Young People

Warwickshire

National

  • Action for Children

    Formerly known as National Children's Homes, Action for Children is committed to helping the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK break through injustice, deprivation and inequality, so they can achieve their full potential. Read more...

  • Barnardo's Amazon Project

    Barnardo's Amazon Young People's Counselling Service works with children and young people who have been sexually abused. The service can provide a place for you to come that is safe, and also a place to talk to people that care for you and your feelings. Read more...

  • BPAS - British pregnancy advice service

    bpas supports reproductive choice and health by advocating and providing high quality, affordable services to prevent or end unwanted pregnancies with contraception or by abortion. Read more...

  • ChildLine

    ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Read more...

  • Children's Legal Centre

    The Children's Legal Centre provides free independent legal advice to children, parents, carers and professionals. Read more...

  • Forced marriage helpline

    Called the 'Honour Network', the dedicated helpline is run by the charity Karma Nirvana, which helps survivors of honour crimes and forced marriages. Read more...

  • GOV.UK

    The best place to find government services and information Read more...

  • National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

    The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a UK charity providing children's rights and socio-legal services. Read more...

  • NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

    NSPCC purpose is to end cruelty to children. FULL STOP. Helpline for anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse, including children themselves. Counselling, information and advice. Read more...

  • Parentline Plus

    Parentline Plus is a national charity that works for, and with, parents. Read more...

  • The Hideout

    Children and young people can visit an online refuge and explore all the rooms. A new resource created by Women's Aid. Read more...

  • TheSite

    TheSite site is a key information resource for young people who self-harm, their friends and families, and professionals working with them. Read more...

  • WAVE Trust

    WAVE Trust (Worldwide Alternatives to ViolencE) is an international charity dedicated to advancing public awareness of the root causes of violence and the means to prevent and reduce violence in our society. Read more...

International

  • WAVE Trust

    WAVE Trust (Worldwide Alternatives to ViolencE) is an international charity dedicated to advancing public awareness of the root causes of violence and the means to prevent and reduce violence in our society. Read more...

Legal and the Law

Warwickshire

National

Health

Warwickshire

National

  • BBC Relationships - Domestic Abuse advice

    Don't suffer in silence - Welcome to this site which has information, help and support for anyone affected by domestic violence. Read more...

  • BPAS - British pregnancy advice service

    bpas supports reproductive choice and health by advocating and providing high quality, affordable services to prevent or end unwanted pregnancies with contraception or by abortion. Read more...

  • Bristol Crisis Service for Women

    Bristol Crisis Service for Women is a national voluntary organisation that supports women in emotional distress. Read more...

  • First Person Plural

    First Person Plural is a small UK-wide registered charity led by abuse survivors with first hand experience of complex dissociative distress. Read more...

  • GOV.UK

    The best place to find government services and information Read more...

  • Mind

    Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Read more...

  • NHS Choices

    NHS Choices - your health, your choices Read more...

  • Relate

    Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website. Read more...

  • Rethink

    Rethink is a leading Mental Health charity, working to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. The charity is very much membership led and provides support with information, advice, services, groups, campaigns and research. Read more...

  • THT - terrence higgins trust

    Terrence Higgins Trust is the leading HIV and AIDS charity in the UK, and the largest in Europe. Read more...

Housing and Tenancies

Warwickshire

National

  • Shelter

    Shelter's vision is that everyone should have a home - somewhere decent, safe, affordable and permanent. Read more...

Refuges

National

  • Forced marriage helpline

    Called the 'Honour Network', the dedicated helpline is run by the charity Karma Nirvana, which helps survivors of honour crimes and forced marriages. Read more...

  • Refuge

    Refuge's network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need. Read more...

Support Services

Warwickshire

  • Coventry and Warwickshire Friend (LGBT)

    Coventry and Warwickshire Friend are a voluntary organisation giving information, support and friendship to lesbians and gays, and their families and friends. Read more...

  • Rape or Sexual Abuse Support Project - RoSA

    Confidential support for Survivors of rape or sexual abuse, men & women, individual & group support. Support for young survivors from the age of 13 years. Read more...

  • Safeline

    The objects of SAFELINE are to relieve suffering and advance education amongst people experiencing the after effects of the trauma of rape and sexual abuse, without distinction of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour or of political, religious or other opinions. Read more...

  • Sahil Project

    Sahil was established in 1986 to provide help and support to Asian women experiencing mental health problems in Coventry and surrounding areas. Majority of our clients suffer from stress, isolation and depression. Read more...

  • Warwickshire County Council Mental Health Services

    Warwickshire County Council Mental Health Services work with the NHS to provide mental health and drug and alcohol services for adults who are under the age of 65. Read more...

  • Warwickshire Victim & Witness Information Partnership (VIP)

    The Victim & Witness Information Partnership (VIP) is a ground-breaking support service for victims and witnesses throughout Warwickshire where an offender has been charged to appear at a criminal court. Read more...

  • WAVE Trust

    WAVE Trust (Worldwide Alternatives to ViolencE) is an international charity dedicated to advancing public awareness of the root causes of violence and the means to prevent and reduce violence in our society. Read more...

National

  • Abuse Survivors

    Committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health, Focusing on Abuse, providing information, advice and support. Read more...

  • Action on Elder Abuse

    Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults. Read more...

  • Age Concern - Elder Abuse info

    Elder abuse is when an older person suffers because of: physical cruelty ; emotional neglect ; sexual abuse ; financial exploitation. Read more...

  • Are you OK?

    If you've been a victim or witness of crime, it's not your fault. You are not alone. Victim Support can help you - just get in touch! Read more...

  • AVP - Alternatives to Violence Project

  • Bristol Crisis Service for Women

    Bristol Crisis Service for Women is a national voluntary organisation that supports women in emotional distress. Read more...

  • Broken Rainbow

    Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence. The UK's only National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline providing confidential support to all members of the LGBT community, their family and friends, and agencies supporting them. The helpline service is run by trained LGBT people who have an understanding of your sexual identity issues along with the impact domestic violence can have on your life. Read more...

  • ChildLine

    ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Read more...

  • Crimestoppers

    Crimestoppers is an independent charity working to help solve crimes. Give information about crime anonymously Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 Read more...

  • DVIP - Domestic Violence Intervention Project

    DVIP's main aim is to increase the safety of women and children who experience domestic violence by providing a range of diverse services challenging men, supporting women, working in partnership, influencing policy and campaigning for change. Read more...

  • End Violence Against Women

    End Violence Against Women (EVAW) is a ground-breaking campaign representing 7 million individuals and organisations across the UK. Read more...

  • Family Mediation Council

    Mediation helps you sort arrangements for children and finance Read more...

  • Fatherhood Institute

    The UK's fatherhood think-tank ; Collating the research on fatherhood ; Helping shape the government's family policy ; Influencing the public debate on fathers ; Training family services to be father-inclusive Read more...

  • First Person Plural

    First Person Plural is a small UK-wide registered charity led by abuse survivors with first hand experience of complex dissociative distress. Read more...

  • Forced marriage helpline

    Called the 'Honour Network', the dedicated helpline is run by the charity Karma Nirvana, which helps survivors of honour crimes and forced marriages. Read more...

  • GOV.UK

    The best place to find government services and information Read more...

  • Help the Aged - Elder Abuse

    Help the Aged believes older people have the right to live free from fear and harm and is committed to ending elder abuse. Read more...

  • Hidden Hurt

    Hidden Hurt website is designed to help you understand the dynamics of an abusive relationships, the different forms (or faces) abuse can take, it's effect on both direct victims (ie person being abused) and indirect victims (ie children living in a house where abuse occurs), specific issues facing the Christian abuse victim, and helpful links and telephone numbers inside the UK. Read more...

  • Home Office

    The Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy and counter-terrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK. Read more...

  • info4local

    info4local - the latest news and information from central to local government. Read more...

  • Language Line Services

    Language Line Services is a global interpreting and translation company, it enables organisations to communicate effectively with people of all nationalities. Read more...

  • Men's Aid

    Men's aid is an organization dedicated to helping men be men. Although the women's rights movement was right and necessary, one of the side-effects has been a feminizing influence on a new generation of men who are not in touch with their own masculinity. Men's Aid is here to help young men understand how to become their authentic selves. Read more...

  • Men's Aid

    Men's aid is an organization dedicated to helping men be men. Although the women's rights movement was right and necessary, one of the side-effects has been a feminising influence on a new generation of men who are not in touch with their own masculinity. Men's Aid is here to help young men understand how to become their authentic selves. Read more...

  • National Association of Gypsy Women

    Support group for Gypsy women and Travellers experiencing domestic violence. Read more...

  • National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

    The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a UK charity providing children's rights and socio-legal services. Read more...

  • NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

    NSPCC purpose is to end cruelty to children. FULL STOP. Helpline for anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse, including children themselves. Counselling, information and advice. Read more...

  • One Parent Families Scotland

    Promoting supportive policies and services for lone parents and their children. Read more...

  • One Parent Families|Gingerbread

    Membership of One Parent Families|Gingerbread is open to all lone parent families in England and Wales. Read more...

  • One Plus One

    One Plus One puts research into practice. They investigate what makes relationships work - or fall apart - and make the findings accessible to everyone interested in strengthening and supporting couple and family relationships. Read more...

  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling service (RASAC)

    The Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling service (RASAC) offers a free, confidential listening and support service for women and men who have been raped and/or sexually abused at any time in their lives, or for anyone who wants to talk about the effects of any unwanted sexual encounter. Read more...

  • Refuge

    Refuge's network of safe houses provides emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need. Read more...

  • Relate

    Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website. Read more...

  • Respect

  • Rights of Women

    Rights of Women works to attain justice and equality by informing, educating and empowering women on their legal rights. Read more...

  • Samaritans

    Samaritans can be contacted for complete confidential non-judgemental emotional support by anyone at any time of the day or night. Read more...

  • Scottish Women's Aid

    Scottish Women's Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. We play a vital role campaigning and lobbying for effective responses to domestic abuse. Read more...

  • Southall Black Sisters

    Southall Black Sisters provides information, advice, advocacy, practical help, counselling and support to women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence (including forced marriage and honour crimes). Read more...

  • Standing Together Against Domestic Violence

    Aims to: (1) promote for the public benefit the provision of services, which are directed towards the prevention of domestic violence and meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence and their families; (2) advance the education of voluntary and statutory agencies and the public in all aspects of domestic violence. Read more...

  • SupportLine

    SupportLine offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. Read more...

  • TAG - Trauma & Abuse Group

    A study and support group for those working in the areas of trauma, abuse and dissociative disorders. Read more...

  • Temper

  • The Hideout

    Children and young people can visit an online refuge and explore all the rooms. A new resource created by Women's Aid. Read more...

  • The Men's Advice Line

    The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for men who experience violence from their partners or ex-partners. Read more...

  • UK Disability Forum for European Affairs' Women's Committee

    The UK Disability Forum for European Affairs (UKDFfEA) Women's Committee is the only national organisation of disabled women in the United Kingdom (UK). Read more...

  • Victim Support

    Victim Support is the national charity which helps people affected by crime. We provide free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime. Read more...

  • Welsh Women's Aid

    Welsh Women's Aid is the national umbrella organisation representing local Women's Aid groups in Wales. Read more...

  • White Ribbon Campaign UK (WRC)

    The WRC is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men's violence against women. It relies on volunteer support and financial contributions from individuals and organizations. Read more...

  • Women's Aid

    Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK. Read more...

  • Women's Aid

    Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK. Read more...

  • Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland

    Women's Aid provides a wide range of services to women and children affected by domestic violence throughout Northern Ireland. Read more...

International

Financial Issues

National

Sexual Abuse and Assault

Warwickshire

  • Coventry and Warwickshire Friend (LGBT)

    Coventry and Warwickshire Friend are a voluntary organisation giving information, support and friendship to lesbians and gays, and their families and friends. Read more...

  • Rape or Sexual Abuse Support Project - RoSA

    Confidential support for Survivors of rape or sexual abuse, men & women, individual & group support. Support for young survivors from the age of 13 years. Read more...

  • Safeline

    The objects of SAFELINE are to relieve suffering and advance education amongst people experiencing the after effects of the trauma of rape and sexual abuse, without distinction of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour or of political, religious or other opinions. Read more...

  • Sahil Project

    Sahil was established in 1986 to provide help and support to Asian women experiencing mental health problems in Coventry and surrounding areas. Majority of our clients suffer from stress, isolation and depression. Read more...

  • Warwickshire Police

    If you are in urgent need of assistance please call the police by dialling 999. Read more...

National

  • Age Concern - Elder Abuse info

    Elder abuse is when an older person suffers because of: physical cruelty ; emotional neglect ; sexual abuse ; financial exploitation. Read more...

  • BPAS - British pregnancy advice service

    bpas supports reproductive choice and health by advocating and providing high quality, affordable services to prevent or end unwanted pregnancies with contraception or by abortion. Read more...

  • Bristol Crisis Service for Women

    Bristol Crisis Service for Women is a national voluntary organisation that supports women in emotional distress. Read more...

  • Broken Rainbow

    Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence. The UK's only National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline providing confidential support to all members of the LGBT community, their family and friends, and agencies supporting them. The helpline service is run by trained LGBT people who have an understanding of your sexual identity issues along with the impact domestic violence can have on your life. Read more...

  • First Person Plural

    First Person Plural is a small UK-wide registered charity led by abuse survivors with first hand experience of complex dissociative distress. Read more...

  • ManKind Initiative

  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling service (RASAC)

    The Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling service (RASAC) offers a free, confidential listening and support service for women and men who have been raped and/or sexually abused at any time in their lives, or for anyone who wants to talk about the effects of any unwanted sexual encounter. Read more...

  • Respect

  • Welsh Women's Aid

    Welsh Women's Aid is the national umbrella organisation representing local Women's Aid groups in Wales. Read more...

  • Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland

    Women's Aid provides a wide range of services to women and children affected by domestic violence throughout Northern Ireland. Read more...

Forced Marriage and Honour

Warwickshire

  • Sahil Project

    Sahil was established in 1986 to provide help and support to Asian women experiencing mental health problems in Coventry and surrounding areas. Majority of our clients suffer from stress, isolation and depression. Read more...

  • Warwickshire Police

    If you are in urgent need of assistance please call the police by dialling 999. Read more...

National

  • Forced marriage helpline

    Called the 'Honour Network', the dedicated helpline is run by the charity Karma Nirvana, which helps survivors of honour crimes and forced marriages. Read more...

  • Southall Black Sisters

    Southall Black Sisters provides information, advice, advocacy, practical help, counselling and support to women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence (including forced marriage and honour crimes). Read more...

Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Warwickshire

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