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Aanchal Women’s Aid is an organisation that supports women and their children by offering a free and confidential service for Asian women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Services include a telephone helpline, emotional support, group work and counselling. They also provide advice on housing, matrimonial matters, welfare rights, debt and referrals to solicitors.

Abianda is a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs. We offer one-to-one, group work and employment opportunities to gang-affected young women. We provide frontline services for young women aged 11 to 24.

Parents or carers with adolescent or adult children who are abusive and use drugs or alcohol, may be able to access support through groups known to Adfam (families, drug and alcohol charity). There is a map of local support on the website.
Adfam have information on the website for parents of abusive adolescent and adult children who also use drugs or alcohol.

Adfam is the only national umbrella organisation working specifically with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Our final goal is that no family member in need of support should go without it. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for families affected by drug and alcohol use.

Please note we do not operate a helpline - see website for information.

If you have committed a crime, Advance provides all the help you need to move on at our women-only Minerva Centre. Our staff are here to listen and help you get the support you need to move forward with your life and make choices that are right for you.
At our Minerva Centre each woman has their own keyworker who will help them work through a variety of issues and find solutions.

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. We believe alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker. We are an international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience in order to solve their common problems.

Angelou is a partnership of 10 specialist organisations that have come together to support women and girls experiencing domestic or sexual violence in South West London.
You can chat to us over the phone, face to face or attend group sessions – whatever works best for you.
We work together to bring the service to you. Whatever you may need, we can help you find the right support.

Angelou is a partnership of 10 specialist organisations that have come together to support women and girls experiencing domestic or sexual violence in South West London.
You can chat to us over the phone, face to face or attend group sessions – whatever works best for you.
We work together to bring the service to you. Whatever you may need, we can help you find the right support.

Angelou is a partnership of 10 specialist organisations that have come together to support women and girls experiencing domestic or sexual violence in South West London.
You can chat to us over the phone, face to face or attend group sessions – whatever works best for you.
We work together to bring the service to you. Whatever you may need, we can help you find the right support.

The Solace Counselling team offers one to one counselling sessions to women, creating a safe space for them to explore the impact of violence on their lives.  Experienced counsellors work with women to help them recover from the long term impact of emotional and physical abuse. Our counselling services are delivered as part of the Ascent Advice and Counselling partnership.

1:1 Counselling

We offer one-to-one counselling to victims/survivors of domestic abuse and all forms of VAWG. The service covers 1 assessment and up to 15 counselling sessions. We also offer 6 sessions of pre-trial therapy. Solace Women’s Aid offers this service in 12 London Boroughs, please see the updated waiting list. 

o    Barnet: Closed

o    Camden:Closed

o    Enfield: Closed

o    Greenwich: Closed

o    Hackney : Closed

o    Haringey: Closed

o    Havering: Open

o    Islington: Closed

o    Newham: Open

o    Lambeth: Closed

o    Southwark: Closed

o    Waltham Forest: Open

Referrals

Solace Women’s Aid Counselling Service is a specialist emotional support service for women and girls aged 16 and over who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We work with women who;

  • Have given their explicit consent to be referred to the service
  • Have a connection with the following boroughs: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Havering, Greenwich, Islington, Lambeth, Newham, Southwark (i.e. living, working, education or children’s nursery/school)
  • Have been affected by domestic or sexual abuse either recently, currently or in the past. This can mean physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial including coercive control and other harmful practices
  • Want and can commit to regular counselling or psychoeducational group sessions on a weekly basis, are able to manage their time in order to attend and make appropriate childcare arrangements
  • Are not high risk victims of domestic abuse
  • Are emotionally robust enough to manage their own safety in terms of coping with possible anxiety or emotional pain that might come up without this posing a risk to their well-being
  • Want to make changes happen for themselves and are willing to consider personal possibilities
  • Are psychologically well enough to maintain contact for the duration of the time agreed
  • Are not currently receiving counselling with another service or about to start soon (not applicable if attending ‘Moving Forward’ psycho-educational group)
  • The counselling service is unable to provide crisis intervention or give emergency appointments if a woman is in immediate psychological crisis and potentially at risk. If this is the case, please refer to her GP or to the appropriate Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)
  • Are able to attend counselling sessions/assessments in their suitable borough within the counsellors availability (stated below)

If a client is required to attend as a witness in criminal court proceedings for domestic and/or sexual violence; we may be able to provide 6 pre-trial support sessions (it is not recommended for clients to attend counselling or groups due to CPS guidelines).

Ascent Counselling Leaflet

Ascent Moving Forward Group

The Moving Forward Group is an 8-week educational programme for women aged 16+ who have experienced any form of domestic and/or sexual violence. These groups provide some first steps on the road to recovery from domestic and/or sexual abuse.

A safe space to talk, listen and be heard while gaining emotional support. It gives women the opportunity to share experiences and information and explore and understand the impact of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse and the support to regain power and make positive choices.