In Need of Support?
This page outlines some of the organisations that can provide help to those effected by the issues under investigation by the RESPECT Network.
*This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of support and services*
In case of emergencies please contact the police service/ Garda via 999 or 112
If you are not in immediate danger but still require help from the police you can call the non-emergency line on
101 (N.I.) or 1800 666 111 (R.O.I.)
Women's Aid and Refuge (UK)
Our aims are to:
- Empower women who have been affected by domestic abuse to live independent lives free from fear and abuse
- Keep the voice of the survivor at the heart of everything we do
- Meet the needs of women and children affected by domestic abuse
- Provide services run by women that are based on listening to survivors and responding to what they define as their needs
- Challenge and highlight the disadvantages which result from domestic abuse
- Support and reflect diversity and promote equality of opportunity
- Promote cohesive inter-agency responses to domestic abuse and develop partnerships to work towards a society in which domestic abuse is no longer tolerated
☎ 0808 2000 247
Men's Advice Line (UK)
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 frontline workers.
The service is run and managed by Respect.
Our focus is to increase the safety of men experiencing domestic violence (and the safety of their children) and help them reduce the risk.
☎ 0808 801 0327
Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don’t suffer in silence.
☎ 0800 999 5428
Nexus NI offer counselling and support to survivors of sexual abuse, victims of sexual violence including those who have experienced rape and sexual assault. We have 30 years experience in providing a professional counselling service helping people to survive sexual violence, rape and abuse. Counselling is available for anyone aged 16+ in all regions of NI (aged 11+ in BHSCT, NHSCT & SEHSCT Health Trust areas). We offer counselling in 25 centres across Northern Ireland including Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Portadown and Enniskillen. Contact your local office, use the secure contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org
☎ 028 9032 6803 (Belfast)
Action on elder abuse (NI)
AEA Northern Ireland works to prevent the abuse of older people and by doing so we also protect other adults at risk of abuse. We are a specialist organisation, focusing exclusively on the issue of elder abuse; not as one issue among many, but as a single focus to our work. We therefore have extensive expertise that is not available from any other charity or agency.
AEA Northern Ireland is part of the UK-wide organisation, Action on Elder Abuse, who were the first charity to address elder abuse and the only charity in the UK and Ireland working exclusively on this issue today. Find out more about what AEA does here.
☎ 080 8808 8141
Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
☎ 0800 1111
Stop it now (UK & iRELAND)
If you are unsure or worried about your own thoughts or behaviour towards children, or the behaviour of someone you know, whether they are an adult or a child, our experienced advisors can offer confidential advice on what steps you could take.
If you are a professional looking for advice or support, our trained operators can help you.
☎ 0808 1000 900
Republic of Ireland
Rape Crisis Network Ireland (ROI)
Rape Crisis Centres (RCCs) provide a safe environment where survivors of sexual violence come first. All staff and volunteers deeply understand both the realities of sexual violence and the impact of all forms of sexual violence. Survivors’ reactions are viewed as normal responses to trauma and to coping with the aftermath of trauma.
All staff and volunteers are trained in the reality and extent of sexual violence. In supporting survivors through helplines, advocacy, counseling, medical or legal processes, RCCs understand the need to maintain confidentiality.
The intention of RCCs is to return the control that was taken during any experience of sexual violence. This has been described as the survivor/recovery model. In the RCC response the emphasis is on promoting well-being, the focus is growth rather then symptoms and defects. The survivors coping strategies are explored in terms of their usefulness.
☎ 1800 778888
Our mission: is to provide best-in-class support and practical assistance to male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland, to promote increased awareness and understanding among the wider public of the issues surrounding domestic abuse; and to collaborate with statutory and non-statutory bodies to advance our aims and the needs of our clients.
Our beliefs: At Amen we believe that every man has the right to an abuse free relationship. We believe that domestic abuse against men is a crime, which is continuously overlooked and ignored in our society. This causes victims to feel isolated, ashamed and uncared for, which can cause them to blame themselves for the abuse they are receiving. We provide information and support to men or their friends or family that seek it. We believe that anyone can be a victim regardless of class, race, sexual orientation or physical ability.
Our vision: We aim to break the stigma around domestic abuse towards men. We want men across the country to come forward about their abuse and for them to be treated equally to women with this issue.
☎ 046 902 3718
LGBT Helpline (ROI)
The LGBT Helpline is a non-judgmental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends, and to those who are questioning if they might be LGBT. The LGBT Helpline service is provided by a network of trained volunteers from a number of local LGBT helplines.
☎ 1890 929 539
Age Action (ROI)
Our vision is that Ireland is the first country to apply fully the United Nations Principles for Older Persons into our national way of life in order to improve the quality of life of all older people and to transform all our attitudes towards ageing and older people.
☎ 01 475 6989
Childline Online is for young people up to the age of 18. If you want to chat to us live please click on the 'Chat to us' button. If you have been affected by bullying you may access support by texting the word ‘Bully’ to 50101 . You may also contact Teentext by texting 'Talk' to 50101. These services are available from 10am to 4am every day.
☎ 1800 666 666
MOVE Ireland (ROI)
MOVE, Men Overcoming Violence, works in the area of domestic violence, with a primary aim of supporting the safety and wellbeing of women and their children who are experiencing, or have experienced violence/abuse in an intimate relationship.
MOVE does this by facilitating men in a weekly group process that involves them taking responsibility for their violence and changing their attitude and behaviour. MOVE also provides all female partners/ex-partners of the men on the MOVE programmes information, support and safety planning during and after their partners/ex-partners attendance on the programme.
This service is for men who want to change their harmful behaviour and to learn how to have relationships that are based on love and trust and not on power and control.
☎ 065 684 8689