Men’s Advice Line

The MALE helpline provides a range of services aimed primarily at men experiencing domestic abuse from their partner. We do this by:·Giving men a chance to talk about their experiences · Providing emotional support ·Providing practical advice ·Providing sign-posting to a range of services including housing and legal options ·Providing solutions that are focussed on … Continue reading “Men’s Advice Line”

Victim Support National

Victim Support is the national independent charity for people affected by crime. It provides a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened. Trained staff and volunteers at affiliated local charities offer information, support and practical help to victims, witnesses, their families and friends. Victim … Continue reading “Victim Support National”

Counselling Directory

The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number … Continue reading “Counselling Directory”


The Respect Phoneline offers an information and advice service for people who have been abusive towards their partners. Respect is also a registered charity and national membership organisation promoting best practice for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services in the UK. Please contact or visit the web site for further information. Hours Monday … Continue reading “Respect”


Free information for lone parents on issues including: maintenance, tax credits, benefits, work, education, legal rights, childcare and holidays. Also information about other organisations and local groups who may be able to help.Calls to the Helpline are free from some mobile phone providers and all landlines. The Helpline provides independent, confidential information and advice. Advice … Continue reading “Gingerbread”

Victim Support Male Helpline

Freephone number specifically for men who have been affected by domestic violence, rape or sexual abuse. This service is primarily for men living in West Midlands but we can signpost you to the services in your own area and provide basic support. Hours Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm Contact Details Central and West Birmingham … Continue reading “Victim Support Male Helpline”


It doesn’t matter who you are – If you are in crisis, despairing or suicidal, contacting us can make all the difference to talk about how you are feeling. You can speak in total confidence with one of our volunteers about anything that is troubling you. We will not judge you; we will not tell … Continue reading “Samaritans”