Women's Support

In addition to local commissioned services, listed below, the following organisations offer help to specific groups of women.

Latin America Women's Aid

IMECE Women's Centre

Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation


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Abortion and Unplanned Pregnancy

Abortion services

Access Service: Islington Social Services

Social services

Adult Safeguarding

Extra support services for adult patients with physical, visual, hearing or learning disabilities

Antenatal Services

Contact details for antenatal services

Association for Postnatal Illness (APNI)

Helpline support for those suffering from postnatal illness

Breastfeeding Support

Support for mums before and after pregnancy

Bright Start: Under 5s and Children’s Centres

Parenting, emotional and social support for families expecting a child or with children under 5

Children and Young People's Advocate (CIDVA)

Advocacy and support for children and young people in abusive intimate relationships

Domestic Abuse Counselling Service

Short-term therapeutic counselling support for men and women

Domestic Abuse Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (DA MARAC)

Monthly risk management meeting to reduce future harm to high risk survivors of domestic violence

Drayton Park Women's Crisis House and Resource Centre

Residential mental health crisis service for women who would otherwise be admitted to hospital

Employment Support and Welfare Rights

Helping adults get back into work

Families for Life: Healthy Lifestyle Service

Healthy eating and living service for Islington families.

Growing Together: Support for Parents and Young Children

Psychological therapy to parents and carers of children aged one to five years

Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS)

General-practice based DVA training, support and referral programme

Infant Feeding Specialist Service

Specialist feeding support for mothers and babies

Islington Carers Hub

Services and support for carers who work, live or study in Islington

Islington Family Nurse Partnership Programme

Intensive home visiting programme for first time young parents, 19 years and under at LMP; referred by 28/40 gestation

Islington PCN Social Prescribing Link Workers

SPLWs can provide more support to patients, connecting them with relevant information, advice and local community support and groups.

LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership

Advice and support for LGBT men and women experiencing domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Helpline

For women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends and others calling on their behalf

North London Partners Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service (SPMHS)

Specialist mental health service for pregnant and postnatal women

Parent and Baby Psychology Service

Brief psychological interventions for new parents and parents to be

Respect Phoneline: for Domestic Violence Perpetrators (Men and Women)

Confidential helpline and email service for male and female perpetrators of domestic violence

Solace Advocacy and Support Service (SASS)

Advocacy and support for Islington residents experiencing domestic abuse and/or sexual violence.

The Dahlia Project: Female Genital Mutilation

Therapeutic support for women who have survived FGM

The Maya Centre

Free counselling service for women

The Samira Project: Ending Violence Against BAMER Women

Advice, information and support for women from BAMER backgrounds who are experiencing any form of violence

The Women's Safe Engagement and Recovery (WiSER) Project

Suopport for women affected by domestic violence and abuse who are facing severe and multiple disadvantage