Contact The Farr Centre Chapel Walk Off West Gate Worksop
Phone: 01909 533610 or 24 Frephone Helpline 0808 800 0340
Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd exists for the benefit of all women, young people and children experiencing physical, mental or sexual abuse in their relationships. We offer information, advice, access to (temporary) accommodation, ongoing support and aftercare.
Women’s Aid recognises that violence against women results from the unequal position of women in society. We are opposed to all forms of emotional and physical violence and abuse against women, young people and children. We are committed to the principle of self-help and self-determination and encourage women seeking advice, information, support or refuge to determine their own future.
Drop-ins Tues 5-7pm, Thurs 10am-12noon
Our Contact Information:
Phone: 01909 533610
Fax: 01909 533617
24hr Freephone Helpline:
0808 800 0340
Emergency Contact Numbers:
In an emergency, please call the Police on 999
For non-emergency calls to the Police, please use 101
24hr Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 0340
24 Hour Text Helpline for use with a DDT or TTY: 0808 800 0341
Contact 30 Chaucer Street Nottingham
Phone: 0115 941 0440 or 0808 800 0340 24 hours a day
CORONAVIRUS – CHANGES TO SERVICE
Following recent updates in managing the spread of Coronavirus we have made changes to the way we are supporting service users. Our Helpline will be open for extra hours and we are taking referrals into all our services. Face-to-Face support and assessments are now taking place over the telephone or online. We are currently looking into how we can re-start providing support in person.
We understand that this is a very anxious time for everyone but we will make every effort to ensure that our support continues.
24 hour domestic and sexual abuse helpline on 0808 800 0340
lternatively, you can phone 0115 947 0064 and select options as follows:
Option 1 for Helpline and the Hub or if you are a new client wishing to access our services
Option 2 for ISVA and Survivors’ Support Services
Option 3 for the Admin Office and any other queries
(if we are not able to take your call please leave a message on the answerphone with a contact number and we will call you back as soon as possible)
You can talk to someone about your experiences or if you are concerned about a friend, partner or family member then please get in touch.
You can phone our helpline on 0115 941 0440 or you can fill in our online referral form here.
Children and young people can access support through the EMCYPSAS
We are not part of the police, NHS or any other public service. We are a Registered Independent Charity that has been supporting survivors of sexual violence for over 35 years in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. We are here to listen to you and support you. We won’t judge you and most importantly we will believe you.
Referring into our services
You can self-refer into our services by phoning our helpline or by completing an online referral form (below). Alternatively, you can ask a professional to do this on your behalf.
Our Helpline on 0115 941 0440 in open during the times below. When you call us, we will be able to listen to and support you and guide you to the best services for you.
Outside of these hours, you can leave a message on our answerphone (which also provides details of other services) or you can phone the 24hr Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 800 0340.
You can self-refer into our services using the form below.
Have you recently suffered sexual assault?
If you have just been raped or sexually assaulted, you may feel in shock and unsure of what to do. Here are some steps you can take:
- Ensure safety of yourself and any children
- Try to keep warm as you might be in shock
- See if a friend or someone you trust can be with you
Are you unsure whether to report or not?
There is no time limit on reporting an incident, many people decide to report many weeks, months or years after an incident so try not to destroy any evidence that could help if you change your mind. You may feel unsure whether to report the incident to the Police or not and this can a very difficult decision for many people to make. The earlier you tell the Police about an attack, the more likely it is that they will be able to investigate the incident effectively and, potentially, make a prosecution. Forensic evidence is also best obtained within 7 days of an incident occurring. Nottinghamshire Police have a designated Rape Unit with officers who are specially trained in working with incidents of sexual violence. However, you do not have to tell the Police if you don’t want to.
Contact Longfellow Drive Worksop
Phone: 0115 9773758 or 0300 500 80 80
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 lockdown all groups at the Children’s Centres are currently suspended. As soon as we can re-open we’ll post our timetable here and let families know via our Facebook page
Information about local services for children, young people and their families including child care and help available to pay for it.
Children’s Centres can offer one to one or group support with:
- the emotional health of you or your child
- playing with your child
- children’s behaviour
- domestic abuse
- children’s development, including listening and communication
- feeding your child
- increasing your confidence and help to get a job
- preparing for a baby
We can give you information about other services, and our groups are a great place to meet other parents and carers with young children. There are also lots of volunteering opportunities - ask at your local Children's Centre or use the contact details below to find out more
Training opportunities for parents/carers delivered by local colleges and other training providers
Tailored packages of support are available if required
Provides a fun, safe place for children to play and develop, a place for families to talk to each other. This could be in the centre, community venue or local toddler group.
A chance for all parents including fathers and young parents to get health and parenting advice and support from midwives, health visitors, family support workers and many more
Quality play and early learning experiences provided by children's workers, childminders, day care settings and schools; all supported by a teacher. This includes funded education for all three and four year olds for 12.5 hours per week.
Links with Job Centre Plus if you are considering new opportunities in employment or training , or need advice on benefits
All services aim to be inclusive for children and parents with additional needs, linking with specialist services and early support.
Opportunities to volunteer and be part of the management, planning and evaluation of children's centres and have a say about local services.
Stay and Play, Monday 9.00-10.30am
Come along to one of our play sessions, with a variety of activities for your children (0 up to 5 years) to enjoy whilst learning and developing important skills.
Under 1s Group, Wednesday 1.30-3.00pm
BABES Breastfeeding Group, Thursday 9.30-11.30am
Come along and meet other breastfeeding and pregnant women, you can also receive support from a trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporter.
Monday 9.00am – 12.00pm
The Children’s Centre can also offer support with:
- Meeting other parents/carers
- Emotional health
- Children’s development
- Children’s behaviour
- Children’s emotional health
- Playing with your child
- Domestic abuse
- Family life
- Preparing for a baby
- Understanding your child
- Feeding your baby/child
- Financial advice and support
- Help to get a job
- Volunteering with us
- Increasing your confidence
- Signposting to other services
- Listening and communications
Parents/carers can request support by speaking to staff at the Children’s Centres or in groups or telephoning
Survivors Helping Each other (SHE)
1 Byron Street Mansfield Nottinghamshire
To provide a variety of self help based support for young people & women over the age of 16 years who are survivors of sexual abuse. To promote public education and awareness of long term effects of sexual abuse.
Contact 1 Byron Street Mansfield Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01623 622 916
COVID-19 Virus Charity Update
We are closing the Lounges and all face-to face therapy in line with the government’s advice on social distancing, but we are committed to maintaining counselling and support through digital contact or by phone where possible. The position of the government and the measures in place are changing daily so we will stay in touch and be clear about what it means for our charity and for you, our service users.
Please keep in regular contact with your key worker/ therapist via Skype or by telephone during this time. Rachael will be in touch with everyone who attends the Lounge to discuss further measures, including group support. Your therapist will be in touch to organise continued therapy in whatever method suits you best.
Stay safe, everyone, and bear with us as we try to maintain your support in this difficult time.
Survivors Helping Each other (SHE) provides the following support services:
- Provides services for females only
- Information service
- Support service
Survivors Helping Each other (SHE) provides the above services to women who suffered any of the following types of abuse in childhood:
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
To provide a variety of self help based support for young people & women over the age of 16yrs who are survivors of sexual abuse. To promote public education and awareness of long term effects of sexual abuse. We offer mutual support, drop in and crisis support, befriending, mentoring, creative therapy, personal development skills, volunteering, skills and literacy.
Weekly drop in and crisis support - first call for details in your area.
Contact 23 Millgate Newark Notts
Phone: 01636 704 620
COVID19 update, 17th August 2020 - CASY reopened their face to face counselling services on the 29th June 2020.
Please be aware we will have social distancing procedures in place to make the session safe for both the clients and counsellors.
Our Mission: is to reduce and relieve the suffering and distress, and to improve the emotional wellbeing, of young people and their families throughout the East Midlands.
Our Vision: is that all children and young people in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire have the best possible chance of a mentally and emotionally healthy future.
Our Aims: are to deliver emotional and mental health services and support to children & young people and to all who support and care for them.
- Respect and integrity in all we do
- Alleviating personal distress
- Promote a meaningful sense of self
- Appreciate the variety of human experience
- Treat all people fairly
In all that we do, we strive to be:
Contact PO Box 28 Newark-On-Trent Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01636 679687
Newark Women's Aid is a small, friendly, independent, local charity providing specialist services to support women with or without children who have experienced physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or economic abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family member. Our aim is to support, inform and empower women to enable them to rebuild their lives and make informed decisions to determine their future and establish and maintain their independence.
Newark Women's Aid was established in 1975 to meet these aims and opened a refuge, one of the first in the country, to provide direct access accommodation with support services for women and children who have been made homeless because of domestic violence and abuse. To date we are proud to have supported 4,200 women and 6,400 children.
Our Refuge provides immediate access, safe, temporary accommodation with support services, advice and information for women with or without children who have been made homeless due to any form of domestic violence. We can shelter seven families at any one time.
Staying in Refuge can be a very positive experience for women and children, enabling them to recover from their traumatic experience, take stock of their lives and feel safe in the knowledge that there are support workers on hand to offer information regarding welfare benefits, legal, housing and education options and also provide invaluable emotional support, enabling women to make informed decisions to determine their future.
Our support workers understand the complex feelings and anxieties a woman experiences when she has suffered domestic abuse, and Refuge provides a lot more than just safe accommodation; it also offers services aimed at informing and supporting women, and facilitating access to those services. The huge burden of having to find out about services available, where they are, who to speak to, making appointments and travelling from one to the other, often with young children, at possibly the most traumatic time of her life, is much less stressful with the support available.
Domestic Abuse Support workers provide individual, group and family support aimed at reducing the impact of domestic abuse on the emotional health and wellbeing of women and children. Support is also provided to parents to help them to understand and respond in a positive way to the feelings and behaviour of their children.
Move-on and Resettlement support is available to all women and children when they leave the Refuge.
Our Women's Outreach Service is a community based, free confidential service providing support, advocacy and information for women who live in the Newark & Sherwood area who have experienced or are living with domestic abuse from a current or former partner.
The aim of the service is to enable women to discuss issues relating to their experiences freely and without judgement; to provide information on available options and support women in whatever decisions they make; to access agencies to enable women to live as safely as possible in their own home and remain within their own community; and support to help women deal with feelings of isolation and their experiences of domestic abuse, enabling them to move forward with their lives.
Support is offered on a one-to-one basis in a safe venue, with telephone/text support also available.
To Access any of the above Services, call us on 01636 679687
Contact NSPCC Weston House 42 Curtain Road London
Phone: 0115 985 8485 / 0808 800 5000 free phone
Almost 7,000 counselling sessions about coronavirus have taken place with children and young people
Since the start of January Childline has delivered 6,938 counselling sessions to children and young people who have got in touch about Coronavirus (COVID-19)1.
In April, we launched our urgent appeal Still here for children to help us fund vital services like Childline, so we can continue to be here for children who need help.
The main concerns that children and young people have been talking about are the same as before lockdown. But there's been an increase in the proportion of counselling sessions which are about mental health and wellbeing2.
Indeed, every week since lockdown we delivered over 2,000 counselling sessions with children concerned about their mental health and emotional wellbeing – totalling nearly 17,000 over 7 weeks3.
For many young people, the difficult circumstances they were already facing, which can include abuse, domestic violence and difficult family relationships, have been exacerbated during lockdown leaving them feeling alone and trapped.
The main concerns that children and young people have been talking about are the same as before lockdown. But there’s been an increase in the proportion of counselling sessions which are about mental health and wellbeing.
Tips and advice to help cope with coronavirus (COVID-19)
Visit our coronavirus advice hub for tips and advice for parents and carers - from talking to a child worried about coronavirus to taking care of your mental health and much more.
For Free & anonymous advice if you think a child is being abused - 0800 028 0285
Doncaster Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Service
DRASACS 25 Thorne Road Doncaster
Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service (DRASACS) is an independent charity that has been helping victims of sexual violence since 1987. We are not part of the Police, NHS or any other public service.
Contact DRASACS 25 Thorne Road Doncaster
Phone: 01302 360421
DRASACS COVID-19 Response
DRASACS premises are closed to clients during this phase of the governments response to Covid-19. We will offer support to clients by telephone/webcam if is safe to do so.
We are still accepting new referrals, the premises are closed to clients, DRASACS is still operating using telephone/webcam for both ISVA and Therapy.
If you are experiencing additional challenges, The Survivors Trust and Rape Crisis have resources that can be utlisied in addition to DRASACS support.
We advise all clients to read the advice from the NHS regarding Covid-19 and steps to take to protect yourself and others. For further information please visit http://www.drasacs.org.uk/
Our confidential services are available for:
- Children and young people aged 18 or under, who have been raped or sexually abused
- Adults who have experienced rape or sexual abuse, either recently or in their past
- Family members who have been affected by the issue
If you want to talk to someone about your experience, please get in touch. We provide a number of free services including:
- Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy (ISVA)
Phone: 07507 329 952
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What does post-lockdown mean?
The government has officially eased lockdown rules, meaning as things stand right now, you’re allowed to meet up with more friends and family from different households, visit pubs and restaurants and even have your hair cut!
You still have to follow some social distancing restrictions and rules are slightly different depending on where in the UK you live.
For a full summary, see this BBC article.
Is the easing of lockdown a good thing?
For some people, the end of lockdown might feel like a huge relief. You can go out again! You can see your mates and you can do all the things you’ve been missing so much over the past few months.
But this isn’t the way everyone feels, and many of us might not feel at all ready to go back to “normality.”
- Though you may want to see your friends, the thought of putting yourself or others at risk of getting ill can be scary.
- You might be dealing with loss.
- You might be struggling with your mental or physical health.
- You might not want things to change.
How do I cope with all this change and uncertainty?
Uncertainty can be uncomfortable. When the future is hard to predict it can make you feel like things are out of your control, which can be scary.
Anxiety and fear are reasonable and natural responses to big changes.
If you feel this way there’s nothing wrong with you and there’s no need to feel embarrassed.
- Try talking to someone you trust about the way you’re feeling.
- Sticking to a routine can help to give you a sense of control, even if it’s something small like reading before bed or going for a walk at the same time every day.
- Try writing a list of all the things you can control.
- Get creative! Try singing, dancing, playing music or painting to express how you’re feeling.
What if I don’t feel comfortable going out yet?
Know that you don’t need to do anything you’re not comfortable with.
- Take things at your own pace.
- Communicate with your friends and family about how the changes are making you feel.
- If it makes you feel safer, stick to meeting people in the park in smaller groups.
- If you want to wear a mask when you see people then that’s fine too.
What if I’m shielding?
For those who are shielding (often people with long-term health conditions), the easing of restrictions won’t apply in the same way.
If you or someone in your family is shielding then it can be really stressful to see life returning to normal. It can also give you massive FOMO!
If you’re shielding or you’re worried about someone who is, know that you’re not alone.
Make sure you’re chatting to friends and family as much as you can. You can also chat things through with one of our team.
It might help to switch off from social media sometimes to avoid drawing comparisons.
Things are going back to normal, but I’m dealing with loss
Some people will have lost loved ones during the pandemic. It can be difficult to see normality returning when you’re dealing with grief and loss.
You may not have been able to see a loved one before they passed away. Restrictions may have meant that you couldn’t go to their funeral. This can make things feel twice as hard.
Grieving is one of the hardest things we go through, and everyone reacts differently. It’s ok if you’re struggling and it’s nothing to feel guilty about. But the fact that restrictions are easing also means that you can now see the people in your life that can support you through this time. Staying in touch with your friends and family can make a huge difference.
You could also sign up for bereavement counselling. You can get free counselling with The Mix here.
But, I liked some bits of lockdown!
Did you actually find lockdown nice and peaceful? Some people enjoyed the chance to slow things down and reconnect with the things they love doing.
You might also feel anxious about returning to school, university or to normal working life. But you’re not the only person who’ll be feeling this way.
- Make a list of all the things you enjoyed about lockdown, so you know which habits you want to keep.
- Talk to your employer or your teachers about what you need to feel comfortable going back to a more normal routine.
- Take things slowly; no one is forcing you to rush back to a faster pace of life.
No matter how you’re feeling about a post-lockdown world, it’s important to remember that we’re all going through this together, and there’s no perfect way of coping.
The key thing is to stay connected to those around you and make sure you feel supported and heard.
Speak to our team for free and confidential support on anything and everything that’s on your mind.
- If you're under 25 and would like free confidential telephone counselling from The Mix to help you figure things out complete this form and we'll call you to arrange your first session.
- Mind offers advice and support to people with mental health problems. Their helpline runs nine to six from Monday to Friday. 0300 123 3393
- Anyone can contact the Samaritans on their 24-hour helpline to talk things through. 116 123
- Our Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you’re aged 25 or under, you can text THEMIX to 85258
- AnxietyUK run helplines, email support, live chats and therapy services for people with anxiety disorders. 08444 775 774
- Chat about this subject on our Discussion Boards.
- Need help but confused where to go locally? Download our StepFinder iPhone app to find local support services quickly.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free
If you’re under 25 and need help but don’t know where to turn call us for FREE on 0808 808 4994. We’ll explore your situation with you and find organisations that may be able to help you further. We’re open from 11am to 11pm every day.
One to one chat allows you to live message our trained helpline supporters about any issue that is troubling you. Our team is trained to help you explore your situation and find organisations which might be able to help you further. We offer a non-judgemental service so you can speak to us about any issue. We’re open from 11am to 11pm every day.
We want to help you find the information you need. The more you are able to tell us about your current situation, the more we will be able to help. You can email the helpline at any time and we aim to respond within 24 hours.
Visit our website: http://www.themix.org.uk/
Contact 11 Sovereign Court The Highway LONDON E1W 3HH
Phone: 02035 983898
SurvivorsUK can offer a range of support services including counselling and therapy appointments as well as online chat. All services are provided by trained professionals who as specialists in the field of male sexual violence have helped many men to work through their experiences.
SurvivorsUK was established as a service for male survivors, however we are an inclusive service and welcome anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that we are the right fit for them.
Support Services close to you:
SRASAC (Sheffield) offers Helpline and Counselling to men and boys aged 13 years and above, and Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) support to men aged 18 years and above.
Over 20 years experience. Long term experience in working with child and adult survivors, psychosexual issues, couples work, addictive and compulsive behaviours.
The Pit Stop counselling service for men initially provides up to 20 one-to-one counselling sessions (may be extended) within Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service. Any adult male in South Yorkshire can access the service if they wish to resolve issues arising from abuse at any time in their life. (rape, sexual or domestic abuse) . Our specialist counsellors all conform to the ethical standards of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. We do not counsel perpetrators of abuse. Appointments offered weekdays 9-4pm but may be extended later in evening, and Saturdays in future.
Counselling, Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy (ISVA), group work and information.
One to One Counselling / Group Therapy / Drama Therapy / Self-Help Group
Helpline counselling service
Offers a counselling service for males on the following days and times:
Mon from 2-8pm, Tues from 2-8pm, Thurs from 10-1pm, Fri from 10-1pm, Sat from 10-1pm
ISVA service providing one to one advocacy support for male survivors of sexual abuse
Age Group of Male Survivors: Helpline 13 +, ISVA 14+
SHE UK/ MENDing UK Mansfield
A holistic range of support addressing the complex needs of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Phone: 01909 478065
Notts Women’s Aid Ltd provides refuge services in the Bassetlaw & Mansfield areas. The refuges aim to meet the needs of women, children & young people escaping domestic violence by offering 24 hour safe emergency accommodation, practical help, support, information & guidance. Boys up to 17 in Bassetlaw & 16 in Mansfield. Our Refuge team staff comprises of women & children/young people’s support workers who are specialists in domestic abuse. They will respond in a non-judgemental way to provide support to work through individual experiences & empower women & families to move forward with their lives without persuasion or prejudice.
Nottinghamshire Women's Aid- Hands are Not for Hurting
The Farr Centre Chapel Walk Westgate Nottinghamshire
Contact The Farr Centre Chapel Walk Westgate Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01909 533610
With group treatment, which includes support from their mothers, children can begin to resolve the trauma that they have experienced. They do this through telling their experiences & receiving validation by adults & peers they can trust. The aim of the programme is to create a safe space for children & provide them with the opportunity to disclose, process & understand the violence & abuse that they have witnessed.
These services provide a lifeline to women and their children, offering safety and support in a peaceful homely environment. Here you can leave the sense of isolation behind and find friendship. We help women take back control of their lives and make a fresh start.
We believe passionately that for a woman who comes to our refuge this is an opportunity to make the fresh start they want to lead a safer, more fruitful and fulfilling life. Many women have been made to feel for years worthless and guilty that the abuse is ‘all their own fault’. Controlling behaviour and constant criticism leads to a lack of confidence that has grown over time. One of our key goals is that women who feel like this realise that it is NOT their fault, and our programmes and staff will help you on a journey to rebuild your confidence and plan for the bright future that you want for yourself; a future in which there is no place for an abusive relationship.
Midlands Women’s Aid welcomes direct referrals from anyone who feels they are subject to domestic abuse whether violent or non-violent. You will not be charged and the number will not show on your mobile phone bill.
BCVS Community Advisor
BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
The BCVS Community Advisor can offer supported navigation for all patients registered with a Bassetlaw GP.. Community Advisor os part of Bassetlaw Social Prescribing Service.
BCVS Community Advisor
BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
Contact BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01909 476118
IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF BASSETLAW RESIDENTS THROUGH SUPPORTED
ACCESS AND NAVIGATION INTO LOCAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT GROUPS
The Community Advisor is a specialist with a wealth of knowledge and experience about services across Bassetlaw, helping individuals to access non-medical support services from voluntary organisations and community groups.
Anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a Bassetlaw GP can access this service.
You can ask at your GP Reception when the Community Advisor will be visiting your local surgery or contact us directly here at BCVS.
The Community Advisor will discuss with the individual how one of the many voluntary or community services may help them improve their health and wellbeing alongside any existing medical treatment.
The Community Advisor can help you to:
- Identify groups which may offer additional support to help you understand and manage your medical condition
- Access community social groups by giving you a named contact and specific group information
- Access benefits, debt and welfare advice
- Address loneliness and isolation issues by encouraging participation with local activity group
- Access information and advice on a wide range of services for the whole family
Your Community Advisor will be able to identify suitable support options and they will afford the time to find contact details of the leaders of groups and services to make the access as smooth as possible.
There are several ways to make contact with the Community Advisor:
You can ring the Community Advisor direct for telephone advice. Available Monday to Friday on 01909 476118 Ext 24.
Phone: 0300 500 80 80
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