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useful links & numbers

Helpline Numbers

Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline - (Freephone) 0800 027 1234   Website:
Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline - 6pm till midnight - 08088 01 03 02
Childline - 24 hour - 0800 1111
Samaritans - 24hrs - 08457 90 90 90
Breathing Space - Mon-Thurs 6pm - 2am, Fri 6pm - Mon 6am - 0800 83 85 87
Shelter - Mon- Fri 9am - 5pm - 0808 800 4444
NHS 24 - 111

Other Local Women's Aid Groups

CEA Falkirk - 01324 635 661
Clackmannanshire Women's Aid - 01259 721407
Shakti Women's Aid (specialist service for BME women) - 0131 475 2399


Domestic Abuse Unit - 01324 574905
Police Scotland Non-Emergency Number - 101

Housing and Welfare

Stirling Council Homelessness - 01786 237900
Stirling Out of Hours Emergency Housing - 01786 404040
Stirling Social Work - 01786 417177
Social Work Emergency Duty Team (Out of Hours) - 01786 470500

The DATA (Domestic Abuse Transitions and Advice) Project

Specialist legal and advice project run jointly with Citizens Advice Bureau
Gillian Baker - Lawyer 07958 220295;
Lesley Hunter - CAB Caseworker 07958 220296;

The Valley Furniture Project

Discounted furniture store run by the Salvation Army

Unit 8 IMEX Business Centre
Craig Leith Road
01786 479162

The Bridge

Independent confidential advice and information for young people aged 16-25; assistance with applying for housing when homeless, managing housing problems, benefits advice and assistance maintaining your tenancy.

01786 448 633

Citizen's Advice Bureau

Service providing information and advice on benefit entitlements, housing, debts and debt management.

The Norman MacEwan Centre
3 Cameronian Street
Open Mon to Thurs, 10am to 3pm
01786 470239

Sexual Violence

Open Secret

Provide counselling, advocacy and group work for all survivors of childhood abuse. They have offices in Stirling, Falkirk and Alloa.

01324 630 100

Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre

Welcome free and confidential information, advocacy and support to anyone over 13 in Forth Valley affected by any form of sexual violence.

01786 439 244

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Action in Mind

Person centred support for people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health including befriending, counselling, home support and peer support groups.

01786 451 203

Family Life Centre

Counselling and family support service around adult relationships, parent and child relationships and for children facing issues outwith parental relationships.

01786 450 581

Addictions and Substance Misuse

Addictions Support and Counselling

Individual support and counselling around drug and alcohol misuse; group support and access to volunteering, training and employment programmes. Support and information for family members.

01324 874969

Stirling Family Support Service

Support service for families affected by drug and alcohol misuse including information and counselling; respite; home visits and complementary therapies.

01786 470 797

Signpost Recovery Service

Community Addictions Service including motivational support, methadone prescriptions, needle exchange, advice on safe injecting, etc.

0845 673 1774

Services for BME Women

Shakti Women's Aid

Help for black minority ethnic (BME) women, children and young people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse. Outreach service in Forth Valley.

0131 475 2399

Services for Men


Support service across Forth Valley for men, BME women and LGBT

0131 624 7266

Abused Men in Scotland

Support service for men experiencing domestic abuse

0808 800 0024

Men's Advice line

Helpline offering advice and support to men experiencing domestic abuse.

0808 801 0327
Monday to Friday, 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Survivor's UK

Helpline providing support to men who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.

0845 122 1201
Mon & Tues 7pm to 9.30pm; Thurs 12pm to 2.30pm

Services for LGBT People


UK wide helpline providing support, information and advice for LGBT people experiencing hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

0800 999 5428
Mon & Tues 10am to 5pm; Wed & Thurs 10am to 8pm; Fri 10am to 5pm (1pm to 5pm on Tuesday is a transgender specific service)
Online chat on Wed & Thurs 5-8pm

National LGBT Helpline

A helpline providing support and information to LGBT people and their friends, families and supporters in Scotland.

Tues & Wed, 12 to 9pm
0300 123 2523

LGBT Youth Scotland

Information, support and youth groups for young people between the ages of 13 and 25 who are, or think they might be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. See the website for information on your local youth group.

Stirling and District Women's Aid Registered Charity Number SC010937
Stirling & District Women's Aid Registered Charity Number SC010937
Registered Charity Number SC010937
2020 Stirling & District Women's Aid
2020 Stirling & District Women's Aid
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