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