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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 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.