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Abuse Support

Experiencing abuse can be an isolating and traumatic ordeal, but you don’t have to go through it alone. The following resources provide essential support services, helplines, safe accommodation, and advocacy dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of abuse. Explore these organisations committed to believing and uplifting victims, while working to break the cycle of violence and create a safer future for all.

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Herts Sunflower

Herts Sunflower, established in 2016, is a countywide initiative that provides a centralised hub for domestic abuse support services, information, and prevention efforts tailored to the needs of victims across Hertfordshire.

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis is a national feminist organisation providing free, confidential specialist support and counselling for survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and all forms of sexual violence across England and Wales.

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Refuge is a leading national charity providing comprehensive support services, safe accommodation, and a 24/7 helpline for women and children experiencing domestic violence and other forms of gender-based abuse.

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SafeLives is a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, offering immediate support and resources for those experiencing or supporting victims of domestic violence, empowering them to access help and find safety.

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Survivors UK

Survivors UK is a pioneering charity dedicated to supporting male survivors of sexual abuse, providing counselling, resources, and advocacy to break the silence and challenge societal attitudes surrounding male victimisation.

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Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity providing free, confidential support tailored to individual needs, empowering those affected by crime or trauma to feel safer and find strength to move forward.

Women's Aid

Women's Aid is a national federation providing life-saving services and campaigning to end domestic abuse against women and children across England, working towards a future where such violence is not tolerated.