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On the Couch

Helpful Information and Support

I have added a range of resources for you reach out to if you feel you need support or advice. This is not an exhaustive list and may be regularly amended. If you would like to make suggestions of anything you would like to see listed on this page, please get in touch.

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VictimFocus is an international training, research and consultancy organisation working to tackle prejudice and stereotyping of adults and children subjected to crime, violence, abuse and trauma.

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We're waiting for your call

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call 116 123 for free

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Rape Crisis England & Wales is the feminist charity working to end sexual violence and abuse.


We change minds across England and Wales by making mental health an everyday priority. We support minds – offering help whenever you might need it through our information, advice and local services.

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WRC is the leading national umbrella organisation for the UK's women’s sector, striving to give voice to the most marginalised and disadvantaged organisations. We are working towards transformational and substantive equality for women. 

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Refuge is the largest domestic abuse organisation in the UK


We are a women’s organisation, delivering systems change and trauma and gender-informed community- based support for women and girls affected by domestic abuse, including those in contact with the criminal justice system.


Home is a human right. It's our foundation and it's where we thrive. Yet, every day millions of people are being devastated by the housing emergency.

We exist to defend the right to a safe home. Because home is everything.


Our focus, more than ever, is on the older people who need us the most. 


Grief can be overwhelming

You don't have to deal with it alone.

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Working Chance is the UK's only employment charity solely for women with convictions.


Raising the visibility of women in mid & later life

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We are the only UK charity funding all of women's reproductive and gynaecological health


Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated.


The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.

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We provide the UK’s most comprehensive debt advice service.

We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.

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Solace exists to end the harm done through gender-based violence. 

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Our mission is to support & advocate for people with criminal records to be able to move on positively in their lives.

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We provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. 


We are the national charity for people experiencing homelessness. 


Turn2us is a national charity that provides practical information and support to people facing income shocks and financial insecurity. 


Because cancer can affect your life in so many ways, we do whatever it takes to give people the support they need.


We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. 

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 (You Don’t Own Me) offers support via  BlogsGuest Blogs and Podcasts to help break down the barriers and open up the discussion around domestic abuse.


The latest research, policy, practice and opinion on our criminal justice and drug & alcohol treatment systems


Our vision is for equality, rights, the fair treatment and maximum quality of life for all those affected by mental illness, their carers, family and friends. 

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Gambling Support Starts Here


Holding the state to account for violence against women and girls


Citizens Advice helps millions of people find a way forward. We do this by providing advice, education and support, and influencing policies and support that affect our clients.


With You is a charity providing free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.


Women in Prison (WIP) is a national charity that delivers support for women affected by the criminal justice system in prisons, in the community and through our Women's Centres. 

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Support for survivors of domestic abuse 

As many refuges aren’t able to accept pets, people might feel unable to leave their home until they know there is somewhere safe for their pet too. Dogs Trust offers a solution by providing free and confidential foster care for an average of 6-9 months, enabling people to access refuge or emergency housing safe in the knowledge that their dog will be loved and cared for.


Supporting and empowering vulnerable migrant women affected by the UK criminal justice system and immigration restrictions.

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Paws Protect is Cats Protection's pet-fostering service for families fleeing domestic abuse.

At Cats Protection, we offer a free and confidential fostering service for people experiencing domestic abuse so they can rest assured their cat will be taken care of until they can be safely reunited.

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Our team has decades of experience in supporting LGBT+ people who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, so-called conversion therapies, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and other forms of abuse.


Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) is the only UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of economic abuse and transforming responses to it.  

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