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Useful resources

General resources


Child Sexual Abuse


Young adults


Domestic Abuse

  • Respect – confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone worried that they are being violent and/or abusive towards their partner or ex-partner. Free Helpline Number: 0808 802 4040
  • Refuge – provides a range of different services to women experiencing domestic violence. These include help with housing, legal advice and support. Website: http://www.refuge.org.uk 24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Berkshire Women’s Aid – provide support to victims of domestic abuse in Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham and the surrounding areas. Website: http://www.berkshirewomensaid.org.uk/ Helpline: 0118 950 4003


Specialist LGBT organisations


Pregnancy and abortion

  • BPAS Abortion Care– provides support about terminating an unwanted pregnancy. Website: https://www.bpas.org/
  • Marie Stopes– help and advice on a variety of different issues including contraception, fertility, termination and vasectomy. Website: https://www.mariestopes.org.uk/ 24 hour helpline: 0345 300 8090
  • Pregnancy and Birth Line– provides practical and emotional support. Website: http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/ Free helpline: 1800 882 436


Suicidal Thoughts and Self Harm

  • Maytree – a centre that offers a four night stay for people who are in suicidal crisis for anyone in the country. 24 hour helpline: 020 7263 7070
  • Self-Injury Support – national organisation that helps both girls and women who are affected by self-harm. Helpline 0808 800 8088, Website: http://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/
  • Berkshire Mental Health Crisis Service which provides support for people suffering from mental illness. Website: http://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/ServiceCatInfo.asp?id=89
  • Samaritans – Confidential helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours every day)





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