Details of emergency or crisis services can be found below
FOR CONCERNS RELATING TO THE SAFETY OR WELFARE OF AN ADULT IN VULNERABLE CIRCUMSTANCES:
Tel: 01202 454979
Out of hours: 01202 657279
Tel: 01305 221016
Fax: 01305 264607
Out of hours - 01202 657279
FOR CONCERNS RELATING TO THE WELFARE OF A CHILD:
Bournemouth Duty & Assessment Team 01202 458102
Social Services Out of Hours Team 01202 657279 (Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset)
For a range of issues that are worrying you relating to parents and their families you can contact PARENTLINE 0808 800 2222.
FOR CONCERNS RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
National domestic violence 24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
Bournemouth Women’s Refuge: 01202 547755
Poole Women’s Refuge: 01202 748488
Bournemouth Domestic Violence Outreach Project: 01202 547755
Poole Domestic Violence Outreach Project: 01202 710777
Butterfly Foundation: 01202 463016
Citizen Advice Bureau: 01202 290967
Rape Crisis: 01202 308855
Relate (Bournemouth & Poole): 01202 311231
National centre for Domestic Violence (free legal advice) 08709 220704
Men’s advice line (national helpline for male victims) 0808 8010327
Forced Marriages Unit - 0207 008151
Women’s Aid/Refuge 24hr Helpline - 0808 2000247
Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Victims - Broken Rainbow - 0300 999 5428 or 08452 60 44 60
Mon 14.00-20.00; Wed 10.00-13.00; Thurs 14.00-20.00
Support for Male Victims - Respect - 0808 801 0327
Help for the Perpetrator - Respect - 0845 1228609
Support for Young People - thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk
FOR MATERNITY SUPPORT:
Samaritans 116 123
NHS Helpline 111
Childline 0800 1111
Debt helpline 0808 808 4000
Victim Support: 0845 38 99 528
If you are feeling very distressed, despairing or suicidal and need immediate help please contact your GP and request an emergency appointment, contact the Samaritans on 116 123, or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.
If your GP surgery is not open, you can contact the NHS Out of Hours Medical Service on 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. If you feel at harm to yourself or from other – go straight to your nearest Accident and Emergency.
If you are concerned that someone else is very distressed and might be considering suicide please encourage them to contact their GP and make an emergency appointment. Alternatively you might wish to encourage them to speak to the Samaritans on 116 123.
If you are concerned that someone is about to act on thoughts of hurting themselves you might wish help them attend the nearest Accident and Emergency Department. Alternatively, you may choose to contact the Police on 999.
Similarly, if you become concerned that someone is at risk of hurting somebody else
If you feel you need to talk to someone in confidence, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on:
Tel: 116 123
(TEXT MESSAGE ONLY number available on 07725 909090)
There are also local Samaritans branches across Hampshire and Dorset.