Health and Relationships

Relationship/Domestic Abuse


Have you been affected by Relationship abuse/Domestic Abuse? Are you living in fear, or being threatened in any way by a partner, family member or friends?

Are you struggling with family relationships following an abusive relationship and feeling low, depressed or lacking in confidence?

The Barnardo's Support Service for Relationship Abuse 16-18 supports young people - both women and men - aged 16-18 years of age who have been affected by relationship abuse/domestic violence.

The Support Service can help you with contacting Police, Housing, Adult and Children's Services and/or other agencies about your situation. They can support you if you are a young parent or carer and are worried about the effect of your situation on your children.

The service will support you, help you to build your self esteem and help you to build links in your community.

If you have been affected by a relationship or domestic abuse, why not contact Barnardos for help. The service will promote equality of opportunity for all users of the services whatever gender, race and disability. If English is not your first language they can arrange an interpreter for you.

Call them on 0151 638 2977

If you, or someone you know, are suffering from relationship abuse there are plenty of places on Wirral you can turn to. Here are some more of them:

Response – at the Callister Centre, 19 Argyle Street, Birkenhead
Response is a free and confidential support service for young people aged between 13-19
They offer crisis support, support with drugs & alcohol and housing, as well as an outreach service.
There is a drop in available daily for housing from 9am to 4pm, and a counselling drop in on Tuesdays from 1pm to 6pm. If you need help or support, get in touch at a drop in, or by phone or email:
Phone: 0151 666 4123 or email:

Barnardo's - 56 Chester Street, Birkenhead
Support service for relationship abuse 16-18 - Barnardo's offers support services for young people aged 16-18 who have been affected by relationship abuse/domestic violence
Phone: 0151 347 1644

Brook - 14, Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
Free, confidential sexual health services and advice for young people in Wirral.
Phone: 0151 670 0177 or visit

Zero Centre - 169-171 Laird Street, Birkenhead CH41 0AA
Aims to support women, young people and children from any background who have experienced or are in fear of domestic abuse.
Phone: 0151 670 1528 or email

Online support and advice

You can also use the drop in service at your school and speak to either your school nurse or youth worker.

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