The Sikh Helpline (SHL), has over 20 years, developed itself to be the primary point of contact for members of the Sikh community in dealing with a range of issues.
The helpline offers a free and confidential helpline service to those in need, regardless of whether the caller is of a Sikh background or not. Our service is one of listening and has developed expertise in dealing with cases covering, among many others:
- Domestic abuse (sexual, physical or emotional)
- Child abuse (sexual, physical or emotional)
- Kakaar issues at school
- Relationship issues
- Substance abuse (including drugs and alcohol)
- Depression and mental health issues.
SHL receives many calls from women and children who are suffering from domestic violence and abuse. Sikh Helpline Is Able To Assist Them By:
- Offering family mediation and support; (To work with families to overcome cultural shame and barriers)
- Supporting victims through counselling;
- Mindfulness based intervention for depression, anxiety, anger management and substance abuse;
- Self-development and empowerment based support;
- Identify safe houses where necessary; and
- Sign posting to external reputable support services where appropriate.
Who to contact
0845 644 0704
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