Do you feel isolated? Do you feel controlled? Do you feel on edge at home? Are you nervous or anxious about your current living situation?
Domestic abuse or feeling unsafe where you live, can take many forms and affect many people. It’s not just being abused physically, it can be psychological or emotional, financial, being harassed, digital/online, coercive control or a multitude of other things. What’s more, it can happen whether you’re in a romantic relationship, through a friendship, carer or family member.
If you need support on this issue, more information and/or advice, there are many organisations and charities on hand to support you, see the list below:
Refuge Against Domestic Violence – For women and children. Against domestic violence https://www.refuge.org.uk/
Women’s Aid Safety Advice for Survivors (Covid-19 safety advice) - https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-survivors/
Men’s Advice Line https://mensadviceline.org.uk/
Galop - the LGBT+ anti-violence charity https://www.galop.org.uk/galop-to-run-national-lgbt-domestic-violence-helpline/
Hestia Domestic Abuse Service – Supporting adults in crisis https://www.hestia.org/domestic-abuse
Chayn – Helping women experiencing abuse find the find information and support they need to control of their lives https://chayn.co/
Newcastle local charities
NIDAS (Newcastle Integrated Domestic Abuse Service) – provide specialist accommodation and support to anyone experiencing domestic abuse in Newcastle https://www.newcastleidas.co.uk/
The Angelou Centre – supporting Black and Minority Ethnic women and children in the North East to become fully integrated in society and achieve their full potential free from violence and abuse http://angelou-centre.org.uk/?page_id=1443
Newcastle Women’s Aid – a confidential service ran by women, for women. They provide a range of specialist domestic abuse services including, refuge accommodation, outreach support and children and young people’s support. https://www.newcastlewomensaid.org.uk/
Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland - Provide free, confidential support, information and counselling to women who have experienced sexual violence. https://rctn.org.uk/
Support from your Students’ Union and University
Nightline - Nightline is our confidential, anonymous listening service, run by students for students.
Do you want someone to talk to? Feeling lonely? Stressed about uni? Having problems at home? Or just need someone to listen? You can reach us by email email@example.com anytime and our trained volunteers will respond within 48 hours.
Kooth Student – An online counselling and emotional well-being platform accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of need https://student.kooth.com/
University Support for Students – follow the link to find out what services the University can offer you https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/support-for-students/
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