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Useful Links

As well as Edinburgh Women’s Aid, there are many other organisations throughout the country that can help you. Click on the links below to find out more:

Scottish Women’s Aid
Advice and refuge for women suffering from domestic abuse in Scotland

National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
0800 027 1234 – 24 hour
A helpline to support anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them. A confidential, sensitive service to anyone who calls.

Women’s Aid
The key national charity working towards ending domestic violence against women and children.

Shakti Women’s Aid
Edinburgh based organisation providing information and support for black/minority ethnic women experiencing domestic abuse.

Provides a national helpline, accommodation, psychological support and legal services for women and children in the UK.

Edinburgh Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
Provides emotional and practical support and information to women, and girls aged 12 and over, who have experienced sexual violence.

LGBT Helpline Scotland
0300 123 2523
Open every Tuesday and Wednesday between 12 – 9pm.
Information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity and their families, friends and supporters.

Campaign Against Domestic Violence
National campaign against domestic violence with information on how you can help stop it

LGBT Youth Scotland
Provides information and resources, LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.

Scottish Transgender Alliance
Provides support and resources, the Scottish Transgender Alliance works to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland.

Trans Unite
Find a Transgender Support Group Near You – Access over 100 verified UK Trans support groups and locate one close to you. Detailed profiles offer specific information on the scope of support provided, meeting schedules and contact information.

LGBT Health and Wellbeing
Information about events, services and support offered offered. LGBT Health and Wellbeing are a unique community initiative that promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.