We provide a dedicated helpline, not only for victims, but for professionals in need of guidance. All call-handlers have experience in risk assessing cases of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.

When you call our helpline – 0800 5999 247 – we listen to you without judgement, and in confidence. This means we will not talk to anyone you do not wish us to talk to, such as family, friends or anyone else.

It does not matter if you’re 13 or 30, male or female. Whatever your age, sexuality and circumstances, we will listen and help. We also have survivors on hand should you wish to talk to someone who has first hand experience of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.

Karen Visit
Karen Bradley Minister for Preventing Abuse, Exploitation and Crime on her visit to Karma Nirvana in February 2016

Experienced team

Our call handlers will always be your listening ear and a source of practical support – if you need it. If you are being forced or pressured into a marriage, or experiencing honour based abuse, there might be a risk to your personal safety. In this case, our team can assist in relocating you to safe, temporary accommodation.

Help is available

The KN team will connect you to the right agencies and guide you through the process over the phone. If you are facing a forced marriage and honour based abuse, you might still be at home or maybe you’ve already left.  Either way, our team can help if you pick up the phone and start to break your silence.

If you leave a voice message on the helpline, please specify a safe time for us to call back. If you are unable to call us, you can email the helpline team on info@karmanirvana.org.uk

Helpline Testimonials

“Karma Nirvana are invaluable to girls like me who need to understand the abuse they are going through….I feel so supported, I desperately need a safety net and KN is it….If this feedback has any impact on the charity’s funding then please I beg you fund this charity” –  Aaliyah.

“As a university counsellor this helpline has been invaluable to inform our students, and offer practical help…we have received exceptional help support and advice from this helpline.” – Jan, University counsellor

“It’s not just a helpline. It’s a lifesaver for me.” – Yasmin.

“The helpline is vital for me, when I have felt threatened I have called and have always been reassured… I would absolutely recommend this service… I cannot express how much I find Karma Nirvana a lifeline to me.” – Aisha

“I was provided with as much information as possible within a short period of time and the team was always very helpful. I would like to thank the complete team of Karma Nirvana and especially Priya for understanding my situation, guiding me in the right direction and for providing me with all the help. They are doing an amazing job. Good Luck to the team for the future!!” – Naz

“The support and knowledge that I received from yourselves was extremely helpful and enabled us to support this client, and her daughter, to move to a place of safety.” – Refuge, Warrington

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