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Free counselling and support for Portsmouth residents
One in four women – and one in seven men – are likely to experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, so if it is happening to you, you are not alone.
If you are worried about your own or someone else’s safety please call 999.
If you are under 16 and want to talk about domestic abuse please call 0800 1111 (Childline).
If you are over 16 and want to talk about domestic abuse please call us on 023 92065494.
Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) provides free counselling and support for anyone living in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire who has experienced rape, childhood sexual abuse or other form of sexual violation any time in their lives.
PARCS also offers specialist counselling for all genders, aged 18 and over who are experiencing, or have experienced, domestic abuse.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 023 9266 9513 during office hours.
Helplines operate Monday 1-3pm, Wednesday and Friday 7-10pm, supported by 24-hour answerphones.
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