Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault, Drugs and Alcohol Support Services
If you are in need of advice, guidance or support with Domestic Violence, Abuse, Addiction, Smoking or Alcohol there are many services available for you.
The services have been organised by National and Local Services.
A mix of local and national organisations and services feature in our Domestic Violence and Abuse category, which together, encompasses support available for victims, children, the family, and perpetrators. Here are just a few:
- Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service - support for individuals affected by rape, sexual assault and abuse recently or in the past.
- Wycombe Women's Aid’s Helping Hands Programme - a seven-week preventative programme for primary school-aged children who have witnessed/experienced domestic violence and who are now living in safe and settled accommodation away from the perpetrator.
- Relate’s Counselling Services for Chesham, Chalfont St Peter and South Bucks - counselling Services available across Buckinghamshire helping couples, families and individuals to make relationships work better.
- Victim Support - provides free and confidential emotional support, information and practical help to victims and witnesses of crimes, their friends and relatives.
- Jewish Women's Aid (JWA) - a counselling and outreach service which help's Jewish women and their children escape domestic violence and sexual abuse.
- The Dash Charity - aim to relieve the distress and suffering of persons including children who have suffered, are at risk of suffering, or are exposed to domestic abuse.
Our Advice and Support directory has been developed to recognise that many issues can be closely linked that’s why you’ll find support around Homelessness and Housing, Imprisonment and Offending and Staying Safe all in one place.
This is not an exhaustive list and new organisations and services are added regularly - please check the website for a full list.
- Buttle UK - their support is needs led and focused on empowering children, young people and families to identify what they most need to make their transition to independent living a success.
- Female Genital Mutilation Helpline (NSPCC) - operates 24/7, and is staffed by specially trained child protection helpline counsellors who can offer advice, information, and assistance to members of the public and professionals.
- Refuge | Against Domestic Violence - the Helpline is free to call. It uses the services of Language Line to provide access to interpreters for non-English-speaking callers. The Helpline can also access the BT Type Talk Service for deaf or hard-of-hearing callers.
- Men's Advice Line - we are a team of skilled professionals offering practical advice, information and emotional support to male victims of domestic violence, as well as to concerned friends and family and front line workers.
- Respect UK - help and support for Domestic Violence Perpetrators, Male Victims of Domestic Violence and Young people using violence.
Find a Rape Crisis Centre - Rape Crisis Centres provide specialist support and services to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. Find your local Centre.
Metropolitan Police Step by Step Guide for Victims - A step by step guide for Rape and Sexual Assault victims.
Rights of Women – Free Legal Advice: Our telephone advice lines provide vital free and confidential legal advice to women.
St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre - Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and aftercare service to men, women and children.
Survivors UK: for men who've been raped or abused - We are here to help sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes.
The Havens: supporting someone after assault - We’re here to help you if you’ve been raped or sexually assaulted in the past 12 months. You can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for an initial assessment.
The Survivors Trust - The Survivors Trust has 129 member organisations based in the UK and Ireland which provide specialist support for women, men and children who have survived rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse.
Women’s Aid - We are working to improve society’s response to domestic abuse to ensure that every survivor gets the support they need, whoever and whenever they ask for help.
- Victims First - Victims First is dedicated to making sure that all victims and witnesses receive the support they need to cope and recover from the impact of the crime. We care about those affected by crime and work continuously to improve services and support for victims.
- Aylesbury Support For Families of Addicts' - Provide a peer support service for loved ones of addicts in Buckinghamshire.
- Switch Bucks - Switch offers support and information, and helps young people to develop life skills to make healthy choices around their alcohol and drug use - choices which are important to them.
- Youth Enquiry Service (YES) - Free and confidential support, information and counselling to 13 to 25 year olds in the High Wycombe area.
- DrugFAM Family Support (Bucks Wide Service) - Providing support to families, friends and carers affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use; including those bereaved by addiction.
- Dear Albert | Free Drug and Alcohol Recovery Resources - Dear Albert is a peer-led, Recovery focused social enterprise specialising in helping people resolve substance use issues. We have links with peer support fellowships such as Smart Recovery, ACT PR and 12 Steps
- Live Well, Stay Well - Live Well Stay Well is a free service that has helped thousands of people to lose weight, quit smoking, get more active, feel happier or manage their diabetes
- We Are With You - Get free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health in one of our local services or online.
- Adfam - Adfam is the national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs or alcohol.
- Drinkaware - is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. We're here to help people make better choices about drinking.
- Drug Addicts Anoymous - We are recovered drug addicts who help others to find the same freedom. We are not linked with any government, law enforcement or religious bodies. Help from DAA is free and confidential.
- NACOA (The National Association for Children of Alcoholics) is a registered charity founded in 1990 to address the needs of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem.
- Talk to Frank - Friendly and confidential advice regarding drugs and addiction.
- Drug Addicts Anoymous - Are drugs a problem in your life? Free and confidential advice on drugs and addiction.
- Talk to Frank - Friendly, confidential advice. FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don't).
- Under-18s guide to quitting smoking (NHS) - The younger you start smoking, the more damage your body will suffer when you get older. Here are seven reasons to quit and eight ways to help you do it.
- Live Well Stay Well Bucks - For advice and guidance on quitting smoking.