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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
National umbrella organisation for Women’s Aid groups in Scotland.  Their website contains contact details for all Women’s Aid services in Scotland.  They run the National (Scotland) Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline.

Women’s Aid Federation England
The national charity for England working towards ending domestic violence against women and children. Runs the National Domestic Abuse helpline (England and Wales) in conjunction with Refuge which provides accommodation, psychological support and legal services for women and children in England.

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

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

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre
Offers free and confidential emotional and practical support, information and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12-18 in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. This includes, rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation.

LGBT Health and Wellbeing / LGBT Helpline Scotland
0300 123 2523  helpline@lgbthealth.org.uk
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.

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.

LGBT Domestic Abuse Scotland
Providing support and advice to LGBT people and professionals. The LGBT Domestic Abuse project works across Scotland to raise awareness of LGBT people’s experiences of domestic abuse and improve service responses to LGBT people who experience domestic abuse and other forms of gender based violence.

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.

Galop
Galop is a LGBT+ anti-violence charity. If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, Galop can help. They also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

Alcoholism and Domestic Abuse
This resource gives insight into the connection between alcoholism and domestic abuse.

Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). We help by: giving you time to tell your story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice; signposting you to other services for specialist help.

 

@EdinWomensAid

- 8 days ago

@CHAIedinburgh: Useful legal information for women suffering any kind of abuse. @SWRC_ @shaktiedinburgh @EdinWomensAid https://t.co/4D6ZIR7npL
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@EdinWomensAid

- 14 days ago

@randmhousekpr: Extended deadline for responses to this consultation on funding for violence against women and girls services - now closing on 15th August. Please share. https://t.co/SPbCeo65ry
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@EdinWomensAid

- 14 days ago

@TheBikeStation: 𝗪𝗲’𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗶𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 A participant in our 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲, referred to us from @EdinWomensAid, provided some lovely feedback recently 💛 https://t.co/mwBk5lvthK https://t.co/Eh3lYne11m
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@EdinWomensAid

- 17 days ago

@WomensAidEML: We are launching Women's Enterprise, which will help us to empower women through promoting female entrepreneurship by providing a much-needed female focused co-working space in Midlothian. Check out our women’s enterprise page on https://t.co/JQAsCGkxPX. https://t.co/N1lqmlPQrW
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@EdinWomensAid

- 25 days ago

@StirUni: When we spoke with women’s rights campaigner and #UofStirling honorary graduate, Lydia Okroj, we found out what keeps her going, her thoughts on the incredible gains being made in the area of #DomesticAbuse and what still needs to be done. #StirGrad @scotwomensaid https://t.co/H6lXecfsCH
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