Sexual violence support services:

·      The London Survivors Gateway: support to victims and survivors of rape and sexual abuse to access specialist services in London. Free phone - 0808 801 0860

·      The Havens (Sexual Assault Referral Centre): Urgent advice/appointments – 020 3299 6900,

·      Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASASC) (South London Rape Crisis): National Helpline – 0808 802 9999, 12-14.30pm and 19:00-21:30 daily -  

·      Revenge Porn Helpline: 10.00am-4.00pm, Monday to Friday - 0345 600 0459

·      TUC Advice for staff who have experienced sexual harassment at work


Domestic violence support services:

·      National domestic violence helpline: 0808 2000 247 (run by Refuge - and Women’s Aid - – can give anonymous advice/information and provide access to refuge space and support services in other areas of London.

·      Athena: gender-based violence support for anyone living in Lewisham:

·      Respect – Men’s Advice Line: Helpline for male victims of domestic violence: 0808 801 0327, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

·      National Centre for Domestic Violence: Can help with obtaining Non-Molestation Orders (injunctions): 0207 186 8270 or 0800 970 2070 and Press option 1: Information about getting an injunction (

·      Rights of Women: information sheets on a range of issues, including injunctions and navigating the criminal justice system:

·      Jewish Women’s Aid: Specialist service with a helpline and counselling: The JWA helpline - 0808 801 0500, 9.30am – 9.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

·      Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC): part of the ASCENT consortium to provide linguist and culturally sensitive services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence and abuse

·      Asian Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC): Domestic violence and advocacy services available in five community languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu:

·      DeafHope: Domestic and sexual violence service for deaf communities.


Forced marriage and so-called ‘honour’-based violence support services

·      Forced Marriage Unit: Government help and support, 020 7008 0151, From overseas: +44 (0)20 7008 0151 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 
Out of hours: 020 7008 1500 (ask for the Global Response Centre) 

·      Karma Nirvana: Support victims of ‘honour’-based violence and forced marriage, helpline: 0800 5999 247 - Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm. 

·      IKWRO: Specialist support (including counselling) to Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of  ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence

·      Ashiana: refuges, advocacy and counselling which specialises in helping Black and Minority Ethnic women, in particular, women from South Asian, Turkish & Iranian communities who are impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, as well as women and girls who have experienced any form of Harmful Practice including forced marriage, honour based violence and female genital mutilation:


Stalking support services:

·      National Stalking Helpline:, 0808 802 0300

·      The Suzy Lamplugh Trust: Stalking Information and Support service:

·      Paladin: High-risk stalking support service:

·      Protection Against Stalking  


Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) support services:

·      FORWARD: Specialist Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) support service:


Support for those concerned about their behaviour:


·      Respect: Helpline for perpetrators of domestic violence: 0808 802 4040, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and webchat available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-4pm

·      Domestic Violence Intervention Project: Perpetrator programmes for men who want to change their abusive behaviour (can self-refer):


Specialist LGBTQI+ support service:

·      GALOP: Specialist LGBTQI+ support for hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse:


Specialist counselling:

·      Women and Girls Network: Specialist gender-based violence counselling in some boroughs (including Lewisham):

·      Women’s Trust: Specialist domestic violence counselling in some boroughs (NOT Lewisham), but support groups and workshops are pan-London:


Generic support services:


·      Victim Support: For all victims of crimes (including domestic and sexual violence, harassment and hate crime):

·      Law Centres Network: For free legal advice on a range of issues:

·      Lewisham Citizens Advice (available in other boroughs too): offering advice around Welfare benefits, debt, employment, housing, immigration and other generalist advice etc



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