• National Domestic Violence Helpline (for female victims of DV):
  • Men’s Advice Line (for male victims of DV):
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline:
  • KARMA NIRVANA - Advice and support for victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage:
  • FORCED MARRIAGE UNIT - Government office providing information and advice for British nationals forced into marriage:
  • RESPOND Support for people with learning disabilities who have experienced trauma/abuse:
  • DEAFHOPE - Domestic and sexual abuse support for the deaf community:
  • RESPECT PHONELINE - Support for perpetrators (male & female) to stop using abusive/violent behaviour:
    • Telephone: 0808 802 4040 (RESPECT also has advice for staff working with perpetrators) 

  • NHS People
  • Samaritans Keyworker Helpline (Telephone: 0300 131 7000) – The Samaritans are offering a dedicated NHS keyworker helpline to provide confidential, non-judgmental support. It is free to access from 7:00am to 11:00pm, seven days a week. NHS staff can talk to volunteers about anything that's troubling them. Alternatively, you can text FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7 via text.
  • The Listening Place – During this difficult time, TLP volunteers will be offering ongoing telephone sessions for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Key Workers. They offer free, totally confidential, active listening support. Key Workers can self-refer or refer others by visiting Listening Place - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • NHS Practitioner Health – this service, for doctors and dentists, has information and resources gathered together to help signpost staff to routes for support. To find out more, visit Practioner Health - COVID 19 Workforce Wellbeing
  • Bereavement Support Line (Telephone: 0300 303 4434) - Hospice UK are operating a free bereavement support line which can be accessed from 8:00am – 8:00pm, seven days a week. A team of fully qualified and trained bereavement specialists are available to support you with bereavement and wellbeing issues relating to loss experienced through your work. You will be offered up to 3 sessions with the same counsellor and onward support to our staff mental health services if you need.
  • Single Point of Contact (SPOC) – The Professional Support Unit (PSU) have launched this specialist support service for trainee doctors and dentists experiencing a range of issues during the COVID-19 outbreak. It is a free, confidential and impartial service. Trainees can sign up for a 45- minute conversation with a senior PSU lead. Calls can be arranged for same day, next day or next week to accommodate for last minute changes in rotas. To request a 1:1 appointment, click on the following link: Single Point of Contact (SPOC).