If you are at risk of physical danger please contact the Police on 999.
Please note we are a UK based organisation and are not able to advise on overseas cases. If you live outside the UK please contact our partner organisation: Humanists International.
If you are at risk of honour-based abuse, forced marriage or FGM please contact:
Helpline: 0207 920 6460 (09:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday)
Call handlers speak English, Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, Dari and Turkish.
IKWRO understand the complexities around Blasphemy and Shariah Law.
Helpline: 0208 571 0800 (09:30 -16:30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Call handlers speak English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati and Urdu and arrange interpretation in Somali.
If you are a British citizen at risk of a forced marriage either in the UK or overseas please contact:
Helpline: +44 (0) 20 7008 0151 / email@example.com
For emergency accommodation in the UK: Shelter
Shelter Housing Advice Line: 0808 800 4444
London: 020 7831 6562
Manchester: 0161 228 3308
Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 0191 281 0099
Specialise in helping LGBTQ:
For mental health support contact:
Samaritans 116 123 Provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
Saneline 0845 767 8000 6pm – 11pm offering practical information, crisis care and emotional support.
No Panic 0800 138 8889 10am – 10pm supporting people experiencing panic or anxiety.
NHS Direct 111
Faith to Faithless Apostate Socials
We know how isolating and confusing it can be to leave high control religions, and our socials are a fantastic way to meet new people in a relaxed setting. We host informal gatherings every month around the UK on the weekends and usually in a Museum Cafe or an independent Coffee Shop in the afternoon. Come along and chat with like-minded people; share ideas, talk religion, history, exchange stories, or socialise! Whether your background was Muslim, Jehovah’s Witness, Jewish, Hindu, or Christian, everyone is welcome. You do not have to have left religion to join us. All ages welcome too. Register to attend our Apostate Socials (amongst other Humanists UK panel discussions and lectures) here: Humanists UK events
Faith to Faithless Peer Support Meetings
These are private undisclosed meetings held in central London or online after work for two hours for up to 8 apostates at a time led by two of our trained facilitators. We usually run 6 meetings over 12 weeks, once every fortnight. Each meeting is two hours long. Unlike Apostate Socials, we do not publicise these meetings, they are strictly confidential. If you would like to attend our next Peer Support session please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and volunteers, socials and peer support meetings are free of charge to attend.