It is well established that domestic abuse is a major contributing factor to depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. It is not uncommon for survivors to self-harm, have suicidal, thoughts or even attempt to take their own lives. Survivors are also at risk of developing develop drug and alcohol issues or eating disorders.
Trying to navigate an abusive relationship on top of a mental health condition is incredibly difficult. However, the most important thing to remember is that anyone’s mental health would suffer in an abusive relationship and to manage as well as you have for as long as you have actually required a huge amount of strength and courage.
The truth is that 1 in 4 people in the U.K. are living with some kind of mental health concern; you have nothing to be ashamed of. There are lots of services which can support you with your mental health and services which can help you to make sense of the abusive relationship.
Please free to call our Referral and Advice line on 020 8317 8273 or find details of specialist support services below.
Greenwich Time to Talk provides psychological treatment for people aged 18 and above living in the borough of Greenwich with common concerns such as anxiety or depression.
Phone: 020 3260 1100
Greenwich Mind is a community based mental health centre. They have the philosophy that mental health is an issue for everyone. They run many activities for people who live in the Royal Borough of Greenwich for people who want to look after and improve their mental health and well-being.
Address: 54 Ormiston Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 0LN
Phone: 020 8853 1735
For parents/carers with adolescent children. Includes helpline, individual counselling, weekly drop-in sessions and ‘Living with challenging behaviour’ courses. Self referral available.
Address: 72 Blackheath Road, Greenwich SE10 8DA
Helpline: 020 8469 0205
Advice and drop in sessions (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat 10.00am-5.00pm; Fri 2.00pm-5.00pm) for women in London affected by violence, homelessness, rape or sexual abuse, prostitution or domestic violence. Support relating to mental health and/or substance misuse problems as a result of violence. Counselling service. Support groups and workshops to encourage self-esteem and confidence.
Phone: 020 7840 7142
Available on the helpline 24 hours a day to provide emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of emotional distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Address: 1-5 Angus Street, London, SE14 6LU
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
Specialist, confidential counselling, advice and helpline service for children and adult survivors of rape and sexual assault. Service delivered at various locations in the borough.
Helpline: 01474 537 392