There are times in our lives where we will may develop unhealthy relationships with others. An unhealthy relationship may have an impact on your emotional well-being which can affect our daily lives.

Unhealthy relationships can form from friendships, where you are being forced to fit in with other people or forced to believe what others believe.

There are a variety of services available, it is better to seek advice as soon as you can – don’t suffer in silence.

If you or someone you know feels uncomfortable and/or can recognise signs of abuse in a relationship, you can speak to the Wellbeing team. We will listen to you without judgement and help to keep you safe.



Abuse Support Toolkit




Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.
Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us.

Email support and live chat available online.




0800 1111



Dorset Rape Crisis

Support Centre

Email support available via contact form.

Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre is a pan Dorset charity at present based in Poole near the town centre, but our vision is to eventually develop hubs throughout the county.

We began 24 years ago as East Dorset Rape Crisis Helpline run by women volunteers for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. In the 1990s we became Dorset Rape Crisis Line.


01202 308855



Men’s advice line

Help and support for male victims of domestic violence.

Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner (or ex-partner).

We are a team of skilled professionals offering practical advice, information and emotional support to male victims of domestic violence, as well as to concerned friends and family and frontline workers.

Our focus is to increase the safety of men experiencing domestic violence (and the safety of their children) and help them reduce the risk.


08088 010327









The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) is the UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.

Our mission; Providing a range of services which offer direct support to survivors, Ensuring that survivors know where they can go for help. Spreading best practice in the support of survivors among those who they may approach for help. Working with others to increase the provision and effectiveness of support for survivors. Standing up for survivors and representing their interests among those who are in a position to help improve their lives.
Email support available online.



08088 010331




National domestic

violence helpline


The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.



08082 000247



Rape Crisis (women)


Rape Crisis England & Wales is a feminist organisation that exists to promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, to improve services to them and to work towards the elimination of sexual violence.


08088 029999




Respect Phoneline

(Also for domestic

violence perpetrators)


The Respect Phoneline is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for perpetrators of domestic violence looking for help to stop.

We help male and female perpetrators, in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Partners or ex-partners of perpetrators, as well as concerned friends and family members and Frontline Workers are also welcome to contact us for information, advice and support.


08088 024040








Respect men’s advice line


The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for male victims of domestic violence and those supporting them.

If you are a man experiencing domestic violence, get in touch and we will be happy to help. Friends and family members of male victims, as well as frontline workers are also welcome to contact us for information, advice and support.


08088 010327



Revenge Porn Helpline


Have you had your intimate images posted online without your consent? The Revenge Porn Helpline is the UK’s only dedicated service supporting adults.

If you’re reading this because someone has distributed intimate photos or videos of you either off or online, you have been a victim and deserve support. You are not alone.


08456 000459



Stop it now!


Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is at the forefront of activity to prevent child sexual abuse.

Campaigning and awareness-raising are essential tasks for local, regional and national projects in order to empower and enable adults to address personal, family and community concerns.

Wherever we work, we are building community strength and helping families to know the steps to keep their children safe from sexual abuse, including how to implement family safety plans.

Our campaigning activities are wide and varied. Telephone helplines for children are a key part of child protection services. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of adults to protect children from abuse.

Helplines for concerned adults are a powerful means of protection and prevention. Our Helpline is a dedicated resource for adults concerned about the sexual abuse of children.


08081 000900






The Shores


The Shores is the dedicated Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Dorset, providing a comprehensive service to men, women and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

We offer a safe and non-judgmental environment which focuses on the needs of you, the individual. All clients are treated with dignity and respect.

We are contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.


01202 552056