Support Line: 01738 639 043
24 Hour National Helpline: 0800 027 1234


Useful resources and services that are available to you.


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We know it’s hard to pick up the phone and ask for help, but we want you to know that you are not alone.

If you feel scared of your partner or if you are worried about someone you know, get in touch with Scotland’s 24 hour Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline on 0800 027 1234, visit or email them at There is language translating and interpreting service available

If you witness a violent incident or there is an immediate threat to yours or someone else’s safety call 999 and ask to speak to the police. If you cannot speak out loud because it would alert an abusive person to the phone call being made, dial 55 after calling 999 and the call will be put through to the police.

Young people can contact LGBT Youth Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI people aged 18-25, for support. They have a webchat and domestic abuse support available.

The LGBT Domestic Abuse project has advice and information available specifically for LGBT survivors of domestic abuse and information on seeking support or reporting.

Galop are the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity. They have a National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline available on 0800 999 5428 or you can visit their website for more advice and information.

The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre offer free legal information and support to all women, including those with no recourse to public funds. Visit their website here:

Citizens Advice Bureaus will be able to provide information and help you to understand what your rights are in lots of areas, including housing, social security and immigration:

The Women’s Project provide legal advice and representation to refugee and migrant women and children in Scotland who have an unsettled asylum/immigration position and who have experienced gender-based violence in their country of origin and/or the UK:

The Ethnic Minorities Law Centre (EMLC) provides legal advice and representation to individuals from Scotland’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities:

You can speak to your GP, midwife or health visitor about abuse in confidence, and seek medical assistance if you need it.

As well as Citizens Advice Bureaus, you may be able to get support regarding your housing rights from Shelter who offer advice here. You can contact their live chat here for urgent housing advice call Shelter’s helpline on 0808 800 4444.

How we can help

Domestic abuse is not just physical. Abuse can come in many forms including Emotional, Financial, Controlling, Sexual, Psychological and coercive control.

Women's Support

Our Women’s Support Service provides 1:1 emotional and practical support.

Women's Groups & Learning

Educational programmes with peer support and bringing women together.


Safe and Comfortable accommodation with tailored support.

How You Can Help

We welcome all forms of support from simple donations to organising events. From coffee mornings to volunteering. Any help really can make a difference.

How can we help you?

We strive to ensure that our services are easy to access throughout Perthshire and we provide tailored support to individual needs.

Success stories

We’re extremely grateful for those who have bravely shared the following stories, which highlight how we can help.

Your refuge gave me the first and only opportunity to escape the abuse my children and I were still part of. As I lived near the children’s father I felt I couldn’t escape them not seeing him, and after a year of being around him with the kids every Saturday my mental health completely plummeted.

Domestic abuse survivor

I cant believe how helpful Perth Womens Aid have been, if all organisations worked the way we do with a multi agency approach then outcomes for migrant women with no recourse to public funds who are fleeing abuse could be so different.

Service user

The refuge meant I could go no contact, get us all out of the misery and despair and start a new chapter of our lives together, safely.

Domestic abuse survivor

The refuge is our safe home, our sanctuary. The flat is beautiful, full of light, with thoughtful pictures, bedding, and so much more including a fabulous garden the boys enjoy running about where I can watch them safely.

Elizabeth Sofia

Honestly, the refuge was the only way we could escape and start living in much less fear, upset and pain.

Domestic abuse survivor

The boys love this flat, and don’t want to leave! The support has been incredible. You ALL make me feel part of a wider family and network of friends and support.

Domestic abuse survivor

The refuge allowed us to escape, and feel SAFE after several years of an abusive house.

Domestic abuse survivor

It's the first time in a long time that I have ever felt free if that makes any sense.

Domestic abuse survivor

It's the first time in a long time that I have ever felt free if that makes any sense.

Domestic abuse survivor

You saved my life.

Domestic violence survivor

For the first time in years I feel safe in my own home, I know how to protect myself.

Domestic abuse survivor

I would like to thank you. As a victim of abuse I found it really helpful and learned a lot. I can now recognise abusive personalities and avoid to put myself in abusive relationships in the future. It helped me understand what I’ve been living in and why it was so wrong. Also I have learned to see early signs of abuse. Thank you so much to Women’s Aid Perth for letting supporting me in my native language of Polish. There are so many women who will get benefit of it as they struggle with English and also talking about feelings in my own language is more comfortable.


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