Useful Links

Local services

The local services listed are relevant if you want support for domestic and sexual abuse. If you would like to find out more, please click onto the links.

The Safe Project

Practical and emotional support and advice to women who have experienced domestic violence. Provides specialist support for victims and survivors of honour based violence and forced marriage.

Website: The Safe Project

Telephone: 0191 2734942

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

Information, support and counselling for women aged 16 or over who have experienced any type of sexual violence.

Website: Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

General enquiries  0191 2220272

Sexual Violence Telephone Helpline
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday 6pm - 8.30pm
Friday daytime 11.00am - 2.00pm
Telephone: 0800 035 2794


Provides a range of support for people experiencing domestic abuse in Newcastle. Support includes Refuge, Outreach and support for high risk victims.

Website: NIDAS

Telephone: 0191 2146501

The Angelou Centre

The Angelou Centre is a black led, women's organisation who offer a range of holistic services for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women across the north east region. Provides practical and emotional support to women who have experienced domestic violence, honour based violence and forced marriage. Workers can speak a number of languages including Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Arabic and French.

Website: The Angelou Centre

Telephone: 0191 2260394

Tyneside Women's Health

Provides a range of services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing including: drop-ins, support groups,counselling,mental health courses and workshops.

Website: Tyneside Women's Health

Telephone: 0191 4777898

Newcastle Law Centre

Provides free legal advice for people who can't afford to pay for a solicitor and who are not eligible for funded legal advice through legal aid.

Website: Newcastle Law Centre

Telephone: 0191 2304777 or text on new text service on 0748 134 4777

National Services

The national services listed are relevant if you want support for domestic and sexual abuse, legal advice including Family law, Criminal law, Immigration and Asylum law. If you would like to find out more, please click onto the links.

National Services

National Domestic Violence Helpline is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, or others calling on their behalf.

24/7 Freephone Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone.

Website: National Services

Telephone: 0808 2000 247

National Centre of Domestic Violence

Free fast, emergency injunctions to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender, sexual orientation.

Website: National Centre of Domestic Violence

Telephone: 0800 9702070

Rights of Women

Free confidential legal advice to women on Family law, Criminal law, Immigration and Asylum law. Check the Rights of Women website for telephone numbers, opening hours and further information.
Forced Marriage Unit

Provides advice and support to males and females who are at risk of forced marriage or for those who need help leaving a marriage they have been forced into.

Website: Rights of Women

Telephone: 020 7008 0151

Men's Advice Line

Advice and support for men domestic violence.

Website: Men's Advice Line
Freephone: 0808 801 0327

Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity

If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

Please have a look at our website and resources (that can be downloaded and shared).

Website: National LGBT Helpline
Telephone: 0800 999 5428

Open from 10am - 5pm Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays
Wednesday and Thursdays 10am - 8pm


Confidential phone line offering advice and support to help perpetrators of domestic abuse.

Website: Respect

Freephone Monday -  Friday  9am – 5pm
Telephone: 0808 802 4040