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Non gender-specific support


Fearfree works with men and LGBT survivors of domestic abuse over 16 years old. 
Anyone can make a referral to Fearless through the website, email or phone.

Phone: 0131 624 7266 



LGBT Helpline Scotland 

A national helpline providing information and emotional support to LGBT people, their families, friends and supporters. Provides support to LGBT people who have experienced domestic abuse. 

Open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (12 to 9pm).

Phone: 0300 123 2523



Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

A national helpline providing support to anyone experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage. 

Open 24 hours a day, all year.

Phone: 0800 027 1234



Rape Crisis Scotland 

Provides crisis support for anyone in Scotland affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives.

Find your local services here.

Helpline open every day (6pm to midnight).

Phone: 08088 01 03 02

Textline (added due to demand): 07537 410027



LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

Opening Times:

10am – 8pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 5pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
1pm – 5pm Friday
(1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service).

Phone: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 9995428


May be offering a slightly reduced service due to coronavirus outbreak.

Support for women

Scottish Women's Aid

Women's Aid groups provide specialist services to all women (including transgender women and Lesbian/gay or bisexual women) and their children and young people. These include safe refuge accommodation, information, and support. Their helpline is open to anyone affected by domestic abuse, including professionals. 

Phone: 0800 027 1234

If you need immediate help contact your local Women's Aid.

Support for men

Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS) Helpline

A confidential national helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.

Open Monday to Friday (10am to 4pm); Tuesday and Thursday (6pm-9pm)

Phone: 0808 800 0024

Men's Advice Line

A confidential UK-wide helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.

Open Monday to Friday (10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm)

Phone: 0808 801 0327

Support services awarded the LGBT Charter

The LGBT Charter is a process that support organisations to undertake training and review policies, practice, and resources to make sure they are as inclusive as can be.

Organisations who work with survivors of domestic abuse or sexual violence who have been awarded the LGBT Charter Mark include:

Bronze Award

Moira Anderson Foundation (2019)

Monklands Women's Aid (2019)

Glasgow East Women’s Aid (2018)

West Lothian Women's Aid (2018)

Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis (2018)

Ross-shire Women's Aid (2018)

Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire (2018)

Edinburgh Women’s Aid (2016)

Moray Women’s Aid (2016)

Wigtonshire Women's Aid (2016)

Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership (Dumfries & Galloway) (2016)

Angus Women's Aid (2015)

Falkirk & District Women's Aid (2014) 

North Ayrshire Women’s Aid (2014)

Hemat Gryffe (2014)  


Silver Award

Scottish Borders Rape Crisis (2017)

Wigtonshire Women’s Aid (2016)

Committed to Ending Abuse (2016)

Rape Crisis Scotland (2015)

Shakti Women's Aid (2015)


Gold Award

Edinburgh Rape Crisis (2020)

Dundee Women's Aid (2017)

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