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We're a community providing support for people living with arthritis in the UK. We run a helpline where our advisors aim to bring all of the information and advice about arthritis into one place to provide tailored support for you.

Victim Support provides domestic abuse advocacy to survivors living in Merton.
Merton also has a confidential drop-in service for people experiencing domestic violence. It’s held every Monday between 9.30am -12.00 noon (except bank holidays) at Morden Baptist Church, Crown Lane, Morden, SM4 5BL.

Victim Support provides services to survivors of domestic abuse in Wandsworth. Services are available to everyone, whether or not a crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.
The One Stop Shop offers free information, legal advice, and support for people experiencing domestic violence and abuse in Wandsworth.

The Helpline offers free and confidential emotional support for anyone in London, who self identifies as a woman (aged 14 years+), and has been affected by any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. The West London Rape Crisis Centre (WLRCC) provides support to women in West London, recognising the complexities of sexual violence by providing an individualised recovery programme.
WLRCC provides advocacy through Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs), one-to-one counselling by a team of multicultural counsellors, group work and complimentary body therapies.

The WiSER Project is a partnership of specialist charities working to end male violence and abuse. We work with women who are frequently excluded from mainstream services and/or find it hard to engage with support. Our outreach activity, trauma informed approach and flexible 1-1 and group support helps women and girls to get the support they need.

We can work with women to:

  • Access safe housing & benefits
  •  Stay safe and improve health
  • Engage in other support services
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Access work, education and training
  • Become financially independent

We work with women and girls over 16 living in Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Barnet and Tower Hamlets who are experiencing violence or abuse and are affected by severe and multiple disadvantages, including:

  •  Homelessness
  • Substance misuse
  • Mental health
  • Physical health
  • Insecure or uncertain immigration status
  • Affected by or at risk of prostitution
  • History of offending behaviour
  •  History of children being removed from her care and/or at risk of further removals. 

 We currently provide support in English, Turkish, Bengali and Sylethi.

WiSER Project Leaflet

Woman’s Trust is a specialist mental health charity, providing free counselling and therapy for women who have experienced domestic abuse.
They offer free counselling; group therapy sessions; and self-development workshops.

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is a free service that supports women in London who have experienced violence, or are at risk of violence. We offer counselling, advocacy and advice for women and girls who have experienced gendered violence, including sexual and domestic violence.

The Young Change Maker Programme serves as a natural next step for young people who have completed Formal and Informal Education programmes, bringing together young people (YP) from refuges and schools to ensure Service User (SU) voices are heard. The programme is offered to all young people living in Islington and Haringey boroughs.

It offers young people the opportunity to build on their knowledge and experiences through further training, and to create a multimedia campaign on the impact of VAWG, including research, performance, arts, and video.

Through the Young Change Maker programme, young people will have the opportunity to become leading voices against VAWG, active in their communities and among their peers, raising awareness, and gaining valuable knowledge. Young people participating can gain AQA Level 2 Award in Leadership and Campaigning skills. 

Our Steering Group is for young girls aged 13-21 living in Islington and Haringey, and who are interested to make a difference and end VAWG.

The main aim of the group is to develop leadership and campaigning skills to become the main leading voices to speak out against violence and support the development of H2C project.

Group meets every fortnight ( currently virtually – Zoom) and are helping to develop resources for group work, organising youth conference, participate in meetings/conferences, co-facilitate sessions with young people in youth clubs, participate in different focus groups to raise awareness of VAWG on young people lives.

Developing multi-media campaigns through the use of art, media, photography and video. Young people participating can gain AQA Level 2 Award in Young Women’s Leadership in Steering group. 

Yuva works with young people age 11-18 (up to 25 for young people with additional needs) who have been abusive to their parents/carers and in their close relationships. They help young people look at their abusive behaviour and find safe, non abusive alternatives. Yuva accepts self referrals as well as those from professionals.
It’s not only partners who suffer domestic violence. Young people can be abusive and violent to parents too.