The Fawcett Society is not responsible for and has no control over these sites, and whilst we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or guarantees about the accuracy or availability of the services detailed via each link. Any reliance you place on the information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Mental health


Helpline: 0300 123 3393 (local charges apply, 9 am-6 pm, Monday to Friday)


Helpline: 116 123 (free, 24 hours every day)


Helpline: 0300 304 7000 (free, 4.30 pm - 10.30 pm, every day)

Care leavers

Catch 22

Contact Catch 22 to find out more about their care leavers services here. 
Find support services in your area here.

Coram Voice

Provides advice on services available to care leavers.
Helpline: 0808 800 5792 (open from 9.30 am - 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday)
Email: [email protected]


Provides advice on housing for care leavers.
Visit Shelter's directory for local advice services here.
Helpline: 0808 800 4444 (free, open 8 am – 8 pm on weekdays and 8 am – 5 pm on weekends)

Child abuse

If you are a child or young person:


Helpline: 0800 1111
You can also speak to Childline using Sign Language, and can visit their message boards here.

If you are worried about a child or young person:


If you think a child is in immediate danger, call: 0808 800 5000, or call the police on 999.
Find out more about reporting abuse here.

Domestic or sexual violence

If you are experiencing abuse and are in immediate danger, please call 999.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (free, 24 hours every day)

Polish Domestic Violence Helpline

Polish language support for Polish people living in the UK

Helpline: 0800 061 4004 (free, open Wednesday 9.30 am - 2.30 pm and Friday 9.30 am - 12.30 pm)

Rape Crisis

Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (Freephone, open 12 pm-2.30 pm and 7 pm-9.30 pm every day)

Southall Black Sisters 

Support for black (Asian and African-Caribbean) and minority ethnic women suffering from abuse and violence

Helpline: 0208 571 0800 (open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Drugs and alcohol


Support and advice for people who are experiencing problems related to their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use or who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

Service finder:

Talk to Frank

Helpline: 0300 123 6600 or text 82111 (local charges apply, 24 hours every day)


If you are concerned a girl is in immediate danger of undergoing FGM, call the police on 999. You should contact the Foreign Commonwealth Office if she has already been taken abroad on 020 7008 1500.

NSPCC FGM helpline

A free helpline for anyone who thinks they may be at risk of FGM, or know a child who might be.

Helpline: 0800 028 3550 (free, 24 hours every day)

Daughters of Eve

Text Contact Number: 07983030488 (text only, mobile charges apply)

Hate crimes and religious attacks


Supports victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents.


0800 456 1226

0115 707 0007 (SMS)

0734 184 6086 (WhatsApp)

Health issues

Abortion Support Network

Support for Irish/Northern Irish Women the helpline is staffed by volunteers and we may not be able to answer when you call. Please leave a message with your phone number and what country you are calling from and they will return your call within two days.


07897 611593 (From Northern Ireland, mobile charges apply)

01 52 77 370 (From Ireland, calls only no texts, local charges apply)

07897 611593 (From Isle of Man, mobile charges apply)

Homelessness and housing


Visit the Crisis website to find the number for your local area.


Provides advice on housing.

Helplines: 0808 800 4444 (free, open 8 am – 8 pm on weekdays and 8 am – 5 pm on weekends)

Legal and rights


Help & advice for employers and employees.

Helpline: 0300 123 1100 (local charges apply, open 9.30 am - 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday)


Supports Central and East European migrants’ rights.  Helpline is in both Polish and English.

Helpline: 07484 52 4190 (free, open 9.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday)

Citizen’s Advice


03444 111 444 (England Only, local charges apply)

03444 77 20 20 (Wales, local charges apply)

Equality Advisory Support Service

The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales.


0808 800 0082 (Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 7 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm)


Provides expert advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents.

Helpline: 0808 802 0925 (free, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm Monday, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm Wednesday)


Middle Eastern and Afghan women’s rights and protection


07846 275246 (Kurdish / Arabic / English)

07846 310157 (Farsi / Dari / English)


Immigration and basic employment advice for migrant domestic workers

Helpline: 020 7243 2942 (Free)

Maternity Action

Advice on pregnancy discrimination and maternity benefits.

Helpline: 0808 802 0029

Muslim Women’s Network

Helpline: 0800 999 5786 (Free, open 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday)

Rights of Women

Advice on family, criminal and immigration and asylum law.


020 7251 6577 (Family Law, local charges apply, 7 pm - 9 pm, Monday to Thursday, 12 pm - 2 pm Friday)

020 7251 8887 (Criminal Law, 11 am - 1 pm, Tuesday only)

020 7608 1137 (Women in London, 11 am - 1 pm Monday, 2 pm - 4 pm Tuesday to Thursday)

020 7490 7689 (Immigration and Asylum Law, local charges apply, 10 am - 4 pm, Monday and Thursday)

Women for Refugee Women

Provides support for women seeking asylum in the UK.

Email: [email protected]

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