We are here to help

If you are affected by domestic or sexual abuse in whatever form, at whatever stage of your life, recent or past, we are here to help. We also provide a small number of specialist services to those affected by or at risk from discrimination and disadvantage.

We know abuse comes in many forms and sometimes it is hard to be sure that your experience or relationship is abusive – check here for more details of types of abuse and how to recognise signs of abuse.

We work with any genders. We have a few gender specific services. However, the majority are open to any age or gender. We have male workers as well as female workers including male ISVAs, therapists, advocates and STAR worker. 

“It was good to meet and talk together about it. It helped to talk with [my Mencap support worker] as well as she didn’t know what to do either. It helped us both to know what came next”
ISVA service user

We support all ages including:

We often work with victims or survivors of abuse, who experience during and sometimes long after abuse one or more of the following:

  • Trauma
  • Fear, anxiety and worry
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Eating issues and problems with body image
  • Substance misuse
  • Problems with School or work attendance or achievement
  • Difficult relationships with partners, friends or family
  • Angry emotions
  • Depression
  • Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
  • Loss and grief

We are committed to providing accessible, non-judgemental support. Anybody of any age, social group, gender, community, faith or culture can be affected by Domestic and Sexual Abuse or by other forms of interpersonal harm.

We positively reach out to diverse communities and people with additional or complex needs including those who are BAMER, LGBTQ+, have physical or learning disabilities, insecure immigration status, additional communication needs or mental health concerns.

Our Diversity and Inclusion team specifically works with adults and young people whose life experience or background may heighten risk of abuse or increase barriers to seeking help.

Across all our services we seek to reach out to individuals, families and communities. We aim to adapt our services to meet the needs of our community, please speak to us if there is anything you need that you can’t see or get from our services as described on this website.