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BME Women, Immigration & LGBT Support

BME Women

Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre

The Helpline is a listening ear and signposting service for Muslim women across Scotland. It is free from mobiles and landlines and will not appear on your phone bill. All calls are strictly confidential and non-judgemental; Amina will always deal with clients in a faith and culturally-sensitive manner.

Amina can help women in English, Urdu, Arabic, Bangla and Swahili and, when required, using online interpreting.

Phone number: 0808 801 0301 (Monday to Friday from 10am – 4pm)

Hemat Gryffe

Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid provide specialist support to women from the Asian, Black and Minority ethnic community who experience domestic abuse influenced by culture and tradition.

Phone number: 0141 353 0859


Saheliya is a specialist mental health and well-being support organisation for black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in the Edinburgh and Glasgow area.

Phone number: 0131 556 9302

Shakti Women's Aid

Shakti Women’s Aid helps BME women, children and young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner and/or other members of the household.

Phone number: 0131 475 2399


Migrant Help UK

Migrant Help offers support, guidance and accommodation to vulnerable migrants across the UK who have fled persecution, escaped from slavery or found themselves in a situation that they do not understand. For more information on help and advice please visit

Phone number: 0808 8010 503

Trafficking/Refugee Support

Modern Slavery Helpline

The Modern Slavery Helpline is a trafficking prevention helpline.

Phone number: 0800 0121 700

Scottish Refugee Council

The Scottish Refugee Council offers a wide range of services for refugees including integration, family key work and community engagement services available within office hours.

Phone number: 0141 248 9799


The TARA Project

The TARA Project is available 9.30am-5pm weekdays offering support and access to crisis accommodation for women in Scotland, aged 18+ who have been trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation.

Phone number: 0141 276 7724

LGBT support

The National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline (Galop)

The National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline (Galop) is the UK’s only national LGBT specific domestic abuse helpline. (Mon & Thu: 10am-8pm, Tues & Wed: 10am-5pm, Fri:1pm-5pm, 1pm-5pm Tuesday is a trans specific service.)

Phone number: 0300 999 5428 (Charged) / 0800 999 5428 (Freephone)


LGBT Helpline Scotland

The LGBT Helpline Scotland provides information and emotional support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland. They are also there to support those questioning or wanting to discuss their sexuality or gender identity. (Tue & Wed: 12pm–9pm)

Phone number: 0300 123 2523 (Charged)

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in a range of ways.

Phone number: 0131 555 3940

Scottish Transgender Alliance

The Scottish Transgender Alliance works to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland.

Email: or


08088 010 789

Our helpline is currently available at the following times:

- Tuesdays between 1PM and 4PM

- Wednesdays between 10AM and 1PM

Important: from 10 January 2022 our helpline is temporarily moving to a new format. You can read more about these changes here.