Where can I get support?

Victims of crime and criminal justice

Name: Victim Support 

Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

Contact options: 0808 1689 111 Weeknights: Monday to Friday 8pm to 8am 

Weekends: 24 hour service

What do they do? Information, help and advice on crime reporting, support with emotions and sign-posting on to court services, practical support services. Individuals who have witnessed, or been victims of, any crime. Any age. Nationwide

 Name: Offenders' Families Helpline

Website: www.offendersfamilieshelpline.org

Contact options: info@offendersfamilieshelpline.org Telephone 0808 808 2003 Mon-Fri: 9am-8pmWeekends: 10am-3pm

What do they do?: Offers information and support for families of those who have been involved in crime, whether in prison or not. Website provides a lot of useful information around different types of convictions and rights. There is also a section on self harm and suicide in prisons. Offers a helpline for those who would like telephone support. Specific support for families of offenders, and specific information on self-harm in the criminal justice system. Offenders and Families. Nationwide.


Name: Goblin Combe

Website: www.goblincombe.org.uk

Contact options: enquiries@goblincombe.org.uk 01934 833723

What do they do?: Activity Centre offering a range of activites and programmes in the natural environment, including those suitable for people with a mental illness. Providing programmes for people with mental health problems/ who are looking to gain re-employability skills/ who have just come out of prison. Any age. Gloucestershire.


Name: Stop Hate Crime

Website: www.stophateuk.org

Contact options: 0800 138 1625 24/7, free from landlines and most mobiles

What do they do?: 24 hour helpline, for people who have experienced, witnessed or know someone who is experiencing  Hate Crime. Support and information.  Any age. England and Wales.