Other Sources of Support

We are here for women and girls over 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. We are for all women including, but not limited to, women who identify as Lesbian, Bi, Trans and/or Questioning; Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women; and disabled women. Our definition of women-only includes Trans women and non-binary people who identify that women’s services are right for them.

If our services aren’t right for you, you might find one of the following organisations helpful.

Local Services

Cygnus Support

Provide women, men and young people (age 14+) in Northumberland with counselling, personal development, education and information on issues contributing to their general health and wellbeing. Telephone: 01670 853977

Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services

A free confidential service for all women and men experiencing domestic abuse or violence, irrespective of sexuality, age or gender. Telephone: 01434 608030

Northumberland Women’s Refuge

Provides accommodation to female victims of domestic violence and is one of a number of refuges across the country. Telephone: 01670 820199

Northumberland County Council – Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support

Northumberland County Council’s website gives information about domestic abuse and sexual violence and links to support sites for both domestic and sexual violence.

Escape Family Support

Escape is a charitable organisation who work county-wide across Northumberland with anybody affected by drugs and alcohol. Their services include counselling, group work, creative sessions, education. Telephone: 0770 283 3944

The Angelou Centre

A black led women’s organisation providing specialist services to women in the North East of England. The Angelou Centre’s work includes, but is not limited to, information and guidance, outreach, groups, services, training, and volunteer opportunities. They provide individual support for women, education, childcare assistance, employability guidance, citizenship guidance and a helpful environment where women can support each other. Telephone: 0191 226 0394

Freedom from Torture

Freedom from Torture provides support to adults, young people and children who have survived torture and organised violence. The vast majority of Freedom from Torture clients are asylum seekers or refugees who have secured their status in the UK. Telephone: 0191 261 5825

MESMAC

Offers a range of services for all gay and bisexual men (13+) and other men attracted to men. Telephone: 0191 233 1333

Women’s Workshop

North Northumberland Women’s Network provides a range of support services for women in Northumberland. Telephone: 07775 817544

Northumberland Recovery Partnership

The Northumberland Recovery Partnership is a single-entry drug and alcohol treatment service for Northumberland. Telephone: 01670 396310

REACH: Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Offers helps to women and men who have been raped or sexually assaulted, aged 16 or over when the assault occurred. R.E.A.C.H is able to offer; access to a forensic medical examination (regardless of whether a person chooses to report to the police), practical support from an ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) and counselling. Telephone: 0191 221 9222

Relate Tyneside and Northumberland

Relate offers counselling for those affected by abusive relationships, whether current or in the past. You can make an appointment for yourself, your children or for family counselling if you want to come together. Telephone: 0191 232 9101

Tyneside & Northumberland Mind

Tyneside & Northumberland Mind exists to promote positive mental health, providing flexible, responsive and sustainable support services. We put people first by involving service users, carers and local community. We do all this to make it possible for people who experience mental distress to live full lives and play their full part in society. We offer a range of services based on the Recovery model where all services are focused on improving and enhancing an individual’s wellbeing, based on the principles and practices of person centred planning and self-directed support. Telephone: 0191 477 4545

Other Services

Childline

For children and young people who are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small. The website gives information about Childline’s helpline and online support services including webchat. Telephone: 0800 1111

NSPCC

The leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. NSPCC help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening. The website includes information about the organisation’s services including; counselling and helpline. Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Orchard/Mosaic Project (Barnardo’s)

Offers support to children and young people who have experienced abuse and bereavement. Services are also available to non-abusing parents or carers. Telephone: 0191 212 0237.

Rape Crisis England & Wales

National charity and the umbrella body for our network of independent member Rape Crisis organisations.

On the Rape Crisis England & Wales Website website you will find: information about how to get help if you’ve experienced sexual violence, including details of your nearest Rape Crisis organisation; information for friends, partners, family and other people supporting or wanting to help a sexual violence survivor; more information about rape and other forms of sexual violence, including reports and stats that might be of use and interest to students, journalists etc.

Rape Crisis Scotland

The national office for the Rape Crisis movement in Scotland. The website provides information about; where survivors of sexual violence can get support in Scotland, the Rape Crisis Scotland helpline and email support services and information about Rape Crisis Scotland’s Campaigns.

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland offers, confidential services for women and girls 13+ who live work or study in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland. Rape Crisis offer counselling, group work, Practical and Emotional Support and a helpline service.

Women’s Aid (Domestic Abuse)

Where to access support, information and temporary accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Telephone: 0191 261 0504

3 Ways to Help 

As a charity we rely on volunteers, donations and your involvement to help us raise awareness and maintain our services in Tyneside and Northumberland.