Here you can find the specialized services available for people 13-18 years old who live or study in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea or Hammersmith and Fulham.

Visit the official websites for more detailed information, including possible opening hours and the best way to contact them depending on your individual needs.

We’ve also included a list of additional organisations.

For victims of abuse:

checklist boxADVANCE
Specialist staff support girls aged 13 and older who are experiencing domestic violence. If you need support yourself or are worried about a friend, you can contact them via phone, email or online. They won’t judge or tell you what to do, but will listen, help you understand your options, and explain your legal rights. Advance work mostly one to one (on the phone or in person) and wherever possible you will be talking to the same person. Advance has a Young Person Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA) who works specifically with young women.

website: advancecharity.org.uk
phone: 020 8741 7008 (translation services available)
email: angelou@advancecharity.org.uk

checklist boxWOMEN AND GIRLS NETWORK

The Women and Girls Network (WGN) offers free counselling and advice for women and girls aged 13-18 who are at risk of sexual violence or exploitation, gang related violence, Harmful Practices- FGM, ‘honour’ based violence or forced marriage. Their Young Woman’s Advice service (YWA), offer face to face long-term practical and emotional support by a specialist young women’s worker. Based on your individual needs, WGN will also be able to link you with other appropriate services.

Call or email their Advice helpline for confidential support, and immediate information about your options and staying safe.

WGN also has a specific sexual violence  helpline staffed by specially-trained advisors, where women and girls affected by sexual and gendered violence can talk about their experiences anonymously.

Both numbers can also be used by friends or family of women who have experienced violence.

website: wgn.org.uk
phone: 0808 801 0660 (advice helpline) / 0808 801 0770 (sexual violence helpline)
email: advice@wgn.org.uk / ywa@wgn.org.uk

checklist boxTHE MEN’S ADVICE LINE
If you are a young man who is experiencing relationship abuse you can contact the Men’s Advice Line. Depending on your needs, their trained advisors will be able to provide emotional support and information on the options available to you, as well as guidance to concerned friends and family. All communication with the Men’s Advice Line is confidential unless you consent to information being passed on, or there are serious safety concerns.

website: mensadviceline.org.uk
phone: 0808 801 0327
email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk

checklist boxBROKEN RAINBOW
Run by trained LGBT people, Broken Rainbow provides confidential information and advice to all LGBT youth affected by domestic violence, both those experiencing abuse and those perpetrating it. Call them on their helpline, chat online or contact them via email to talk through what is going on and explore your options. Friends and families of LGBT youth are also welcome to get in touch.

website: brokenrainbow.org.uk
phone: 0300 999 5428 / 0800 999 5428 (freephone)
email: help@brokenrainbow.org.uk
online chat: brokenrainbow.org.uk/help/online-chat

Abuse prevention:

checklist boxDOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROJECT / YUVA
YUVA helps young people with violent or controlling behaviours to stop the abuse and find healthier, safer ways of being with their girlfriends or boyfriends. Contact them via phone or email to learn techniques for handling anger and stress and deal with arguments in a healthy way, either 1-2-1 or in a group. Friends who are worried are also welcome to contact them. Yuva keeps everything you tell them confidential, unless they are worried you or someone else are in immediate danger.

website: dvip.org/for-young-people.htm
phone: 020 8222 8281
email: yuva@dvip.org

checklist boxBROKEN RAINBOW
Run by trained LGBT people, Broken Rainbow provides confidential information and advice to all LGBT youth affected by domestic violence, both those experiencing abuse and those perpetrating it. Call them on their helpline, chat online or contact them via email to talk through what is going on and explore your options. Friends and families of LGBT youth are also welcome to get in touch.

website: brokenrainbow.org.uk
phone: 0300 999 5428 / 0800 999 5428 (freephone)
email: help@brokenrainbow.org.uk
online chat: brokenrainbow.org.uk/help/online-chat

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