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Abuse is when someone causes harm or distress. Ranging from control, disrespect, financial abuse and can also be causing someone physical or mental pain. Abuse can occur anywhere at any time for example in someone’s home, work, care home, hospital or a public place.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 0808 2000 247

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 0800 999 5428

Women’s Aid – For support for women and children in domestic violence situations.

Behind Closed Doors-No matter when or where, domestic abuse is always unacceptable. We support everyone affected by ir, regardless of their gender, age, race or sexual orientation and we act to prevent it.

To make a referral into the Leeds Domestic Violence service community team please call the 24/7 Helpline: 0113 2460401



Addiction is an urge to do something that is hard to take control of or stop. It can include cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs, you could become addicted to them. They can really hurt you and could even kill you. Addiction can also be a psychological dependants such as, gambling, shopping or sex. It is the urge to do something that is not chemical based, but can cause you distress and unable to control the urges to the point of becoming in debt.

Alcoholics Anonymous – for anyone who thinks they may have a problem with alcohol
Tel: 08009188650

Al-Anon – for family including children and friends whose lives are affected by a person with addictive behaviours.
Tel: 0800 0086 811

FRANK – provides information and advice about drugs and information on local services.
Tel: 0800 776600

Gamblers anonymous – for anyone who thinks they may have a problem with gambling
Tel: 03300940322

GamCare – National gambling helpline

Call us free on 0808 8020 133

Narcotics Anonymous UK – for anyone who thinks they may have a problem with drugs including alcohol
Tel: 0300 999 1212

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