Domestic Abuse: Useful contacts

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Getting Help and Advice

Throughout Greater Manchester, help is available for people who are victims of domestic abuse. The following organisations and helplines provide a range of support services:

National Domestic Violence Helpline

(Run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge) - 0808 2000 247, www.womensaid.org.uk or email helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Samaritans - 0845 7909 090 or www.samaritans.org

Women's Domestic Violence Helpline - 0161 636 7525
www.wdachoices.org.uk
Open Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri - 10am until 4pm and Tues -10am until 9pm.

Shelter- 0808 800 4444 or www.shelter.org.uk

DIAS Domestic Violence Centres

Services at all three centres include; 'Drop In' support, advice and information and professional counselling by appointment.

DIAS-Wigan (01942) 495230
38 Rodney House. King St. Wigan
email: diasdvc@aol.com

DIAS-Tyldesley (01942) 895212
136A Elliot St. Tyldesley
email: diastyld@aol.com

DIAS-Hag Fold (01942) 892483
69 Warwick Road. Hag Fold. Atherton
email: diashfold@aol.com  

DIAS-CRV (01942) 491477
39 Rodney House. King St. Wigan
Counselling service for children and families affected by domestic violence
email: diasdvc@aol.com

All the above services are free and confidential. Below are some other support services that you may find useful:

Respect - 0802 802 4040 or www.respect.uk.net

Men Experiencing Domestic Violence - 0845 064 6800

Male- male victims of domestic abuse - 0808 801 0327 or www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Elder Abuse - 0808 8088 141

Tulip Group - Children's Violent Behaviour to Parents - 0151 637 6363

Relate - Counselling - 0161 442 2443

Central Manchester Women's Aid - 0161 273 4366

African and Caribbean Women's Outreach Project - 0161 882 0632

Greater Manchester Homeless - 0161 234 5335

Jewish Women's Aid - 0800 591203 or email jwa@dircon.co.uk

Wai Yin Chinese Women's Society - 0161 237 5908

Victims Support Helpline - 0845 456 8800 (Greater Manchester), 0845 303 0900 (National) or www.victimsupport.org.uk

NSPCC Helpline - 0808 800 5000 or www.nspcc.org.uk

Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) Helpline - 0845 330 3030

Paw for kids - 01204 394842 or www.pawsforkids.org.uk

Alcoholics anonymous - 0845 769 7555 or www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Broken Rainbow - www.broken-rainbow.org.uk or 0845 260446

National Drugs helpline - 0300 123 6600 or www.talktofrank.com

St Marys sexual assault referral centre - 0161 276 6515 or www.stmaryscentre.org

Rape crisis - 0808 802 9999 or www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Personal support unit (for help with civil proceedings) - 0161 240 5037 or www.thepsu.co.uk

Ann Craft Trust - Abuse of People with Learning Disabilities - 0115 951 5400 or email ann-craft-trust@nottingham.ac.uk

Help for Abusers

Help is available for abusers. Anyone worried about their behaviour towards their partner can visit Respect or call their helpline on 0845 122 8609.

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