If you or someone else is in immediate danger, contact West Mercia Police on 999.
For non-emergencies you can contact the police on 101.
If you need the police but are unable to talk due to your situation you can dial 55.
I am in danger, what do I do?
West Mercia Women’s Aid works to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic abuse and violence against women and girls in West Mercia by providing support, protection and prevention services that empower those affected by violence and abuse to rebuild their lives and those of their children.
Their range of services includes:
- Specialist domestic abuse Helpline which is staffed 24/7
- Refuges for women and children, and safe satellite accommodation
- One-to-one support for people living in the local community
- Specialist safety advice and advocacy by Independent Domestic Violence Advisors
- Recovery and empowerment group programmes – delivered both online and in person
- Advice and support for male victims
- Ongoing peer support for survivors, through our Survivor Network
- Individual and group programmes of support for children and for young people impacted upon by domestic abuse
- Specialist support for young people experiencing teen relationship abuse
- Bespoke training for professionals, employers and communities
WMRSASC (West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) is a registered charity. They provide crucial specialist front-line support, independent advocacy, counselling, help and information, for those affected by any form of sexual violence.
Their frontline specialist and confidential services are offered free for people of all ages, genders and faiths who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives. This includes online abuse and exploitation.
Their services are accessible to all and we have a team with a breadth of specialist knowledge around additional needs, those who identify as from the LGBTQIA+ community and those from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities.
In a safe and supportive environment, they can help overcome the effects on well-being, health, and mental health, and regain the lost power and control as a result of sexual violence and abuse.
Their services are not just for survivors of sexual violence. They also provide specialist help to children conceived of rape, families, and those who have been indirectly affected by sexual abuse.
Purple Leaf look to empower individuals and organisations and enabling positive change through assessment, intervention and support. Visit them to find out more about their range of services.
Hereford Night In
Hereford Night In was created as a result of the huge increase in spiking victims across the UK in 2021. Their objective is to raise awareness about harmful behaviour which often leads to sexual assault or sexual violence.
- Rape Crisis National Helpline: 0808 802 9999
- The Survivors Trust Helpline: 08088 010818
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247
- The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327
- National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline (Galop) – 0800 999 5428