There are many other services, organisations and partnerships, both local and national, that provide specialised advice and support covering a range of needs and issues. If we are unable to help, are not the most appropriate service to support you, or you need additional help alongside support from CLEAR, take a look at the links and information below. They are organised into four broad categories: Children and Families, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, Health and Wellbeing, Other Advice and Information.


Children and Families

 

 

 


Childline

0800 1111 /  www.childline.org.uk

Childline is a free, private and confidential service there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.


 CRUSE

08088081677  /  www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/local-services/south-west/cornwall  /  www.cruse.org.uk

CRUSE provide support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. They offer face-to-face, telephone, email and website support


Early Help Hub

www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/childrens-services/early-help/parents

Support for parents, including referral to:

Early Years Inclusion Service

Family Support

Health Visiting (over 2 years)

Parenting Support

School Nursing

Targeted Youth Support

Video Interaction Guidance


The Family Information Service (FIS)

www.supportincornwall.org.uk/kb5/cornwall/directory/family.page?familychannel=0

The family Information Service supports families across Cornwall with free and impartial information and advice.


Kooth Counselling

Available online:  Monday – Friday 12pm to 10pm &  Saturday – Sunday 6pm to 10pm  /  Support in Cornwall  /  www.kooth.com

Through Kooth, young people in Cornwall have access to a free counselling service.  The service will offer face-to-face counselling through young people's centres and some schools across Cornwall.  It also includes a free online counselling and support service provided via Kooth.com's website staffed by a team of qualified counsellors. 


Penhaligon’s Friends

01209 210624  /  www.penhaligonsfriends.org.uk

Penhaligon’s Friends is a Cornish charity supporting bereaved children, young people, parents and carers. They offer children and young people the chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents.


Young Minds

www.youngminds.org.uk  /   YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis - text YM to 85258 (Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus)  /  Helpline for parents looking for support:  08088025544

National charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people


Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

 

 

 


Cornwall Women's Refuge Trust

24 Domestic Abuse Helpline:  01872 225629  /  www.cornwallrefugetrust.co.uk

Cornwall Refuge Trust provides refuge accommodation for women, men and children who have escaped domestic abuse, offering them a safe and supportive environment in which to recover from their experiences.


Employer's Toolkit for Tackling Domestic Abuse

www.bitc.org.uk/toolkit/domestic-abuse-toolkit  /  www.bitc.org.uk

Business in the Community (BITC) is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. Employers owe a duty of care to employees and have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and effective work environment. Preventing and tackling domestic abuse is an integral part of this.


Galop

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline:  0800 999 5428  /  www.galop.org.uk  /  make a referral online:  www.galop.org.uk/report

Galop provides confidential and independent advice and support for LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence. We provide a welcoming, inclusive and safe space to talk, whatever your sexual orientation or gender identity. 


MaleRape.org

www.male-rape.org.uk

Support for males survivors of sexual abuse


Mankind

Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence, weekdays 10am to 4pm: 01823 334244  /  www.mankind.org.uk

Mankind support male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence - from their current or former wife or partner, including same-sex partner.


Men Against Sexual Abuse

Weekly meetings in Truro 18:30 to 20:30 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Men Against Sexual Abuse (MASA) is a support group run by men for men.


MOSAC (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children)

Freephone: 0800 980 1958 /  Website: www.mosac.org.uk

Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. We provide various types of support services and information for parents, carers and professionals dealing with child sexual abuse.


The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

Call 0808 801 0331 free from all landlines and mobiles: Monday – Thursday 10:00-21:00 and Friday 10:00-18:00  /  www.napac.org.uk

NAPAC provides a national freephone support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood.


Norda House Project

24 hour helpline:  01872 225 629  /  www.nordahouse.org  /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Norda support men who have left or are leaving abusive relationships and can provide safe accommodation for men and their children in our male refuge in Cornwall.


RA Info

www.ra-info.org

Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and  Healing - information and resources for survivors, therapists, friends and families.


Refuge

24hr national domestic violence helpline:  08082000247 (run in conjunction with Women's Aid - see above)  / www.refuge.org.uk

Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated and when women and children can live in safety.


Rights of Women

National family law line - for women in England and Wales who need family law advice:  020 7251 6577 (Opening hours: Tues – Thurs 7pm to 9pm; Friday 12pm to 2pm)

Criminal law - for women in England and Wales who need advice on criminal law; can advise on: sexual offences including rape and sexual assault; domestic violence, harassment and stalking; reporting offences to the police and the criminal justice system:  020 7251 8887 (Opening hours: Tuesdays 7pm-9pm)

Download a booklet called From report to court: a handbook for adult survivors of sexual violence, produced by the charity Rights of Women

www.rightsofwomen.org.uk

Rights of Women work in lots of different ways to help women through the law.


Safer Futures

0300 777 4777 /  www.firstlight.org.uk/make-a-referral  /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Safer Futures is a domestic abuse and sexual violence service commissioned by Safer Cornwall and delivered in partnership by First Light and Barnardo’s across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Safer Cornwall is the community safety partnership for Cornwall. It is made up of statutory organisations (Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, National Probation Service, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company and NHS Kernow) and a wide range of other public sector, voluntary, community and private organisations.


SEEDS Cornwall

www.seedscornwall.org

SEEDS Cornwall are a group of female survivors of domestic abuse who are committed to influencing and improving agency responses and service delivery for other women and children living with domestic abuse


Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Cornwall

Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Helpline:  0300 3034626  /   www.sarchelp.co.uk/truro-sarc

The Truro SARC is based at the Willow Centre, a safe location on Truro Health Park. All of the staff are specially trained to support anyone who has experienced rape or sexual assault. This could have been recently or in the past. You will always be believed and treated with the utmost dignity and respect. The Truro SARC provides support and services to males and females of any age.


The Survivors Trust

Advice & Support: 08088 010818  /  www.thesurvivorstrust.org

The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella agency of over 125 specialist voluntary sector agencies throughout the UK and Ireland providing a range of counselling, therapeutic and support services working with women, men and children who are victims/survivors of rape, sexual violence and sexual abuse Information.


SurvivorsUK

Ages 13 to 18  www.survivorsuk.org/young-people/help-online  /  Aged 18+  www.survivorsuk.org/ways-we-can-help  / available 12pm to 8pm

SurvivorsUK help victims of male sexual abuse as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened.


The Truth Project

0800 917 1000 - open weekdays 8am-8pm, Saturdays 10am-12pm. Calls are free /  www.truthproject.org.uk/i-will-be-heard

The Truth Project is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The Truth Project offers victims and survivors the opportunity to share their experience in writing, on the telephone or in person.


Waves

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  /  www.wavescounsellingproject.com  /  07815136743

WAVES is a confidential counselling and outreach service provided by specialist trained counsellors. If you have experienced any form of domestic violence /abuse or family violence, this service may be for you. The project also aims to make its services available to anyone who does not usually have access to therapy; people on low incomes, young people, disabled people, women, men, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+).


West Cornwall Women's Aid

Helpline: 01736 367539  /  www.wcwaid.co.uk  /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Cornwall Women's Aid (WCWA) provide positive interventions for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.


Women's Aid

08082000247 - 24hr freephone  /  www.womensaid.org.uk

Support for women and children survivors of domestic abuse.


Womens Centre

Rape & Sexual Abuse Helpline  01208 77099  /  Domestic Abuse Helpline:  01208 79992  /  www.womenscentrecornwall.org.uk

Women's Centre Cornwall is run by women, for women. They aim to empower and enable all women and girls to gain the health and well-being and confidence and skills to achieve their potential and become stronger and more independent.


Health and Wellbeing

 

 

 


CALM

helpline - 0800 58 58 58 - 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year  /  www.thecalmzone.net

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) provide support in the prevention of suicide including the tools needed for action.


MIND

Helpline:   03001233393 or text 86463 (9am to 6pm)  /  www.mind.org.uk

National mental health charity


NHS

              Also see Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Cornwall above

Pentreath

01726 862727 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pentreath promot good mental health through personal development, education and employment. They offer support to help people believe in their own potential and achieve their vocational goals, whatever challenges they face. They recommend that you speak to your mental health or social care worker or your GP if you want to access their services. They also accept self-referrals.


Samaritans

Call 116 123 for free / 01872 277277 local call charges apply / www.samaritans.org/branches/truro

The Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. Whatever the issue they are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


SANE

Call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 from 4.30pm to 10.30pm to talk in confidence  /  www.sane.org.uk

SANE is a mental health charity that believes that no-one affected by mental illness should face crisis, distress or despair completely alone.


Spectrum

01326 371000  /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  /  www.spectrumasd.org/homepage/autism-for-professionals/referral-and-assessment/

Spectrum is a provider of specialist care services for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, associated conditions and challenging behaviours.


Valued lives

www.valuedlives.co.uk

Valued Lives is a mental health charity based in Cornwall which offers a crisis service, community based care and support, therapeutic activities, enablement programmes, and general advocacy services.


Other Advice and Information

 

 

 


Addaction

www.addaction.org.uk

A drug, alcohol and mental health charity.


Care and Support in Cornwall

www.supportincornwall.org.uk/kb5/cornwall/directory/home.page

This website is for residents of Cornwall requiring care and support.


CASS+

Bodmin Magistrates Court: Thursdays & alternate Wednesdays 9:30am to 4:30pm - T 01208 78003  M 07949 455 443  Truro Magistrates Court: Monday & alternate Wednesdays 9:30am to 4:30pm - T 01872 274 104  M 07949 455 443      www.cassplus.org  /  www.cassplus.org/contact-us

CASS+ is an independent charity that works alongside the courts in Devon and Cornwall to support both offenders and victims. Find out more about pdf CASS+ here (330 KB)


Citizens Advice

For debt enquiries text DEBT to 78866  /  For all other enquiries text ADVICE to 78866 And Citizens Advice will call back  /  www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Citizens Advice offer the advice people need for the problems they face - free, independent, confidential and impartial. 

Witness Service: Citizens Advice provide free and independent support for both prosecution and defence witnesses in every criminal court in England and Wales. Help and Support www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/legal-system/going-to-court-as-a-witness1


Victim Support

08081689111 - operates 24/7  /  www.victimsupport.org.uk

Victim Support provide support for people affected by crime or traumatic events - free and confidential.


Voting Anonymously

www.gov.uk/government/publications/register-to-vote-anonymously

If you're concerned about your name and address appearing on the electoral register for safety reasons, then you can register to vote anonymously.


Crown Prosecution Service


 

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