Tel: 0191 454 6959
WHiST is running a social media campaign to highlight aspects of Domestic Abuse. This is running from White Ribbon Day (25th November 2020). White Ribbon Day is also which is also known as the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women. Each year, thousands of men and women stand up, speak out and so no to violence against women. Men are encouraged to wear a White Ribbon to show their support for women and this campaign.
Here is a list of some of the local and national organisations supporting women and families who are experiencing, or survivors of, domestic abuse.
Delivering services in South Tyneside
Provides support for Black and minoritised women including specialist advocacy, refuge, recovery programmes, support for children and training.
Support for BAME women who have experienced domestic violence and harmful practices. Providing practical help, emotional support, safety planning and advice for housing, benefits and legal issues. Interpreters available and staff speak Urdu, Bangla, Arabic and English.
Children North East (CNE)
CNE provide a range of services and interventions to help babies, children and young people across the North East grow up to be healthy and happy.
Our domestic abuse services are for anyone experiencing conflict, difficulty or concerns in their relationship / family and who live with children or are expecting a baby.
0191 256 2440 (Everyday 8 am to 8 pm)
Text FAMILY to 07984 388 130
Online chat function available on the website (Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm)
DARE (Domestic Abuse, Recovery and Education)
Programme to help children from 4 years old and their parent or carer to move beyond the domestic abuse they have been subjected to. DARE helps survivors and their children understand the impact of abuse on their lives and their children’s development. It aims to help rebuild the family’s confidence and self-esteem to move on from the abuse they have experienced.
Counselling Domestic Abuse Service
Online counselling to young people aged 11 – 25 who have been impacted by domestic abuse.
Impact Family Services
Provides a range of services for adults and children who are experiencing a difficult time due to separation, divorce or domestic abuse.
Rape Crisis Tyneside Northumberland (RCTN)
Provides services to women and girls who live, work or study in Tyneside and Northumberland. Completely independent of the criminal justice system including the police. Free and confidential services for women and girls over 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
0800 035 035 2794
South Tyneside Women’s Aid
Provide confidential, high quality specialist support, advice and refuge for women who are at risk of domestic abuse.
0191 4548257 at any time, day or night.
Follow on Twitter – @Ending_Abuse
Women’s Health in South Tyneside (WHiST)
A range of support services including counselling and support groups. Women can choose the services that meet their needs and go at their own pace. A range of counselling techniques are on offer and delivery is not time limited. Services are free to access.
You can download the directory of local support services here.
There are around 120 local Disability Information and Advice Line services (DIALs) throughout Great Britain run by and for disabled people. To find out if there is a DIAL that covers your area call: 0808 800 3333
Women’s Aid can give disabled women advice and many refuges have disabled access. 0800 2000 247
National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline
0800 999 5428
National DV helpline
The 24hr freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge) is available on 0808 2000 247
National services for Black and minoritised women
Power and Control Wheel and Equality Wheel demonstrating aspects of abusive relationships and healthy relationshipsPowerandControl-wheel-download