Finding support

Support for survivors cover imageSafe Spaces

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, run by First Light service, an independent charity that specialises in supporting victims and survivors of abuse.

The opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, with late opening until 7pm on Tuesdays.

You can contact the Safe Spaces team through their helpline (0300 303 1056), their live chat facility or by emailing

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Thames Valley Domestic Abuse Services

  • Aylesbury Women’s Aid: 01296 437 777
  • Berkshire Women’s Aid: 0118 950 4003
  • Windsor Maidenhead – DASH: 01753 549 865
  • Milton Keynes – MK Act: 0344 375 4307
  • Oxfordshire / West Berkshire: 0800 731 0055
  • Slough - Hestia: 01753 477 352
  • Wycombe Women’s Aid: 01494 461 367

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse or are concerned for someone who is experiencing domestic abuse.

Mental Health Crisis Teams

Berkshire NHS: If you need urgent help, but it's not an emergency, you can call our Mental Health Crisis Team on 0300 365 9999. 

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire NHS: Call 111 for the 24/7 Mental Health Helpline if you need urgent mental health support in Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire. This service is available to people of all ages.

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

The Silverline Helpline: 0800 470 8090 (open 24 hours). Supports older people suffering abuse or neglect.

A fuller list of organisations offering Survivor Support Services, including therapy and counselling resources, helplines and self-help resources, is available to download.

Page last updated: Monday 9th January 2023 9:34 AM

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