Visit the website for latest information on Coronavirus and how to stay safe through the pandemic. Also information available on the impact of the Covid 19 crisis on the Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Services.
We are unable to take calls at present so please email us if you need help.
General enquiries: email@example.com / 0203 5596650
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been collaborating with our sector partners to ensure that victim and survivor’s safety remains a top priority. To achieve this, we will continue to hold perpetrators to account.
Respect's Helplines are running as normal. Our team have made plans to meet increased demand and have reviewed the advice they give to service users, so their needs are better met in the COVID-19 context. Please refer to our helpline websites for more information www.respectphoneline.org.uk and www.mensadviceline.org.uk
The Respect Phoneline has launched the #NoExcuseForAbuse campaign. It's aimed at perpetrators of domestic abuse and our key message is that the lockdown is not an excuse for abuse. The campaign is run on Respect's social media accounts. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are working closely with our members, to support them through this challenging time. For any concerns about Respect member services, contact email@example.com
Women and girls over 14 and over or concerned friends/family can contact us for emotional and practical support. No problem is too small or unimportant if it is causing worry and distress. NRCC acknowledges that sexual violence can also affect men and can now offer them the ISVA service. Men cannot be seen at NRCC but we offer another safe environment where they can. In the future men will be able to attend Nottingham Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).
We provide a telephone helpline, face to face support and counselling, accompanying and support service to hospitals, police and courts.
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.
Almost 7,000 Childline counselling sessions with children about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
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.
Childline also has a huge online community where children can get support from their peers on message boards and use expert resources to help them through any issue they're worried about.
Our office is open from Monday to Friday, 9.00am until 5.00pm
We offer support to both single young people aged 16-21, (up to 25 in exceptional circumstances) and also to young parents aged 16-19. Priority will always be given to those aged between 16 and 17.
We offer a package of good quality accommodation partnered with individually-tailored support plans. These are reviewed regularly to ensure your plan is working for you and can be reviewed any time at your request.
We also offer a regular programme of activities to encourage our young people to build confidence, learn new skills, and get involved in the community.
Ultimately, it is the aim of New Roots to support all service users to develop independent living skills and make the transition to suitable and permanent accommodation. The length of stay depends upon individual need, but can be anything between 6 months and 2 years.
Referrals are made by Notts County Council Family Services.
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.
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.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Public Health have commissioned a new and exciting website ‘Health for Kids’ which will be managed by the Youth Service. The website is due to be launched in January 2019.
Health for Kids is a health promotion website offering information in a fun and interactive way for primary school children, parents/carers and teachers. The website will offer local news on upcoming events, campaigns, blogs, articles and useful information about services available to children within Nottinghamshire. The website aims to help promote the health and wellbeing of children aged 5-11 years.
Moving forward, the Youth Service will also be managing the Health for Teens Website, which was launched back in January 2016. Health for Teens offers health and wellbeing advice and information to young people aged 11-19, promoting a healthy body and mind. The site provides local information on relevant services to signpost young people to within Nottinghamshire.
As a service we would like to inform you of how to contact us in regards to supporting the websites to ensure the information we include on the local pages is up to date and relevant for Nottinghamshire. For example, if you have an event you would like us to promote to children, young people, parents or carer, or if you have a campaign that is running locally we can publicise these on the Health for kids or Teens Website’s.
We would also like to request you to promote the relevant website to the appropriate age group through your service. We have a range of publicity material available electronically and a limited supply of hard copies.