Psychological, emotional, physical and sexual abuse can take many forms.

In an emergency call: 999

If you cannot speak there is a silent solution:

  • Call 999
  • Listen to the operator
  • Cough or tap the handset
  • If prompted press 55 – this lets the operator know it is a genuine call and you are put through to the police

Specialist and confidential support is available from:

Rape Crisis Scotland

All support lines are open daily from 5pm until midnight.

Telephone support: 08088 01 03 02

Text support: 07537 410 027

Email support:

Webchat support:

Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

All support lines are open 24/7.

Telephone support: 0800 027 1234

Text support/Whatsapp: 07401288595

Email support: (replies sent within 2 days)

Webchat support:

Respect Phoneline - for perpetrators seeking help

Telephone support: 0808 8024040 (Open Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm)

Email support: (Monitored Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Webchat support: (Open Thursdays 2pm-4pm)

AMINA - Resource Centre for Muslim and BME Women

Telephone support: 0808 801 0301 (Open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)

Telephone Befriending: 0808 801 0301 (Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)

Webchat support: 


National Stalking Helpline - Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Telephone support: 0808 802 0300 (Open Tues, Thurs & Friday, 9:30am - 4pm; Monday and Wednesday, 9:30am - 8pm)

Email support:

'Am I Being Stalked?' Online Tool

Revenge Pornography

Revenge pornography is illegal.

Telephone support: 0345 6000 459 (Open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)

Email support: (Open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)

REIYA Chatbot: (Open 24/7)

Anonymous reporting form: (Open 24/7, messages will only be replied to Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)

LGBT Health & Wellbeing Scotland

Telephone support: 0800 464 7000 (Open Tues, Wed & Thurs, 12pm-9pm; Sunday, 1pm-6pm)

Email Support:

Webchat support:

LGBT Youth Scotland

Webchat support: (Open Mon, 4pm-6pm; Tues, Wed & Thurs, 4pm-8pm)

Email support:



Galop - For the LGBT+ community

Temporary Opening Hours

Telephone support: 0800 999 5428 (Open Mon-Thurs, 10am-4:30pm; Friday, 10am-4pm)

Email support: (Open Mon-Thurs, 10am-4:30pm; Friday, 10am-4pm)

Webchat support: Available 24/7, 7 days a week.


Men's Advice Line - for men experiencing sexual violence and abuse

Telephone support: 0808 801 0327 (Open Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm)

Email support: (Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Webchat support: (Open Wednesdays 10-11:30am; Thursdays, 2-4pm)

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