Athena Service

The Athena service, run by Refuge provides confidential, non-judgmental support to those living in the London Borough of Lewisham who are experiencing gender-based violence.

They support women and girls aged 13 and over, and men aged 16 or over – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or are unsure of their sexuality. The Athena service also supports transgender clients who identify as male, female, as another gender, or are questioning their gender identity.

Tel: 0800 112 4052
Email: lewishamvawg@refuge.org.uk



Gallop - The LGBT+anti-violence charity

They offer support if you have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse. They also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the policeor have questions about the criminal justice system.

Telephone: 020 7704 2040/08009995428
Email: help@galop.org.uk


Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Lewisham Council

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is the national term used to describe the range of serious crime types (including domestic violence) which are predominantly, but not exclusively, experienced by women and girls. Men and boys can also access services that can help them..



ManKind Initiative

Our confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.

We provide both emotional support and practical information.

We receive calls from male victims across all age ranges and professions:

  • From dustmen and doctors to bankers and builders,
  • From men in their 20s to men in their 80s,
  • From men across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We welcome calls from mothers, sisters and friends of male victims seeking information.

We also receive calls from support organisations, charities and statutory agencies such as local authorities and police forces.

Telephone: 01823 334244