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
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.
Early Help Hub
Support for parents, including referral to:
Early Years Inclusion Service
Health Visiting (over 2 years)
Targeted Youth Support
Video Interaction Guidance
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A drug, alcohol and mental health charity.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
SurvivorsUK help victims of male sexual abuse as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened.
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.
Care and Support in Cornwall
This website is for residents of Cornwall requiring care and support
The Family Information Service (FIS)
The family Information Service supports families across Cornwall with free and impartial information and advice.
08081689111 - operates 24/7 / www.victimsupport.org.uk
Victim Support provide support for people affected by crime or traumatic events - free and confidential.
08082000247 - 24hr freephone / www.womensaid.org.uk
Support for women and children survivors of domestic abuse
Helpline: 03001233393 or text 86463 (9am to 6pm) / www.mind.org.uk
National mental health charity
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.
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.
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
Support for males survivors of sexual abuse
Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing - information and resources for survivors, therapists, friends and families.
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.
Norda House Project
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.
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.
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.
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
Rights of Women work in lots of different ways to help women through the law.
West Cornwall Women's Aid
West Cornwall Women's Aid (WCWA) provide positive interventions for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
Men Against Sexual Abuse
Men Against Sexual Abuse (MASA) is a support group run by men for men.
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 is a provider of specialist care services for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, associated conditions and challenging behaviours.
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.
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+).
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)
- Help after rape and sexual assault: www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/help-after-rape-and-sexual-assault/
Also see Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Cornwall above
- Audio guides to boost your mood: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/moodzone-mental-wellbeing-audio-guides/
- Every Mind Matters: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
Crown Prosecution Service
- Reporting Sexual Offenses: www.cps.gov.uk/sexual-offences
- Reporting Domestic Abuse: www.cps.gov.uk/domestic-abuse
- Resources for Victims and witnesses: www.cps.gov.uk/victims-witnesses