We can support you in the following ways
Supporting over 4,000 Muslim and BME women each year
The Amina Helpline has been operating for over 15 years. We are currently funded via the EHR fund from the Scottish Government which has allowed us to expand and develop our helpline services to meet the growing and diverse needs of Muslim and BME women in Scotland. If you have a problem or need to talk to someone and don’t know where to go, the Amina Helpline can help you.
The Helpline is a support service for Muslim and BME women in Scotland and is a member of Helplines Partnership. All calls are free, strictly confidential and non-judgemental. We will always deal with clients in a faith and culturally-sensitive manner. We also act as pathway to other Amina services such as financial advocacy, volunteering and employability, and creative arts.
We can also signpost you to organisations that may be able to offer help and advice. We have recently increased the number of volunteers that support us. We have added to the range of languages we have available and we can assist women in English, Arabic, Punjabi, Urdu. Any other languages can be accessed using a confidential translating service as required.
"Amina listened and helped me when no one was there to support me. If it wasn't for Amina, I don't know where I would be."
The Amina Helpline also operates a Befriending Project for Muslim and BME women in Scotland who meet the following criteria:
- Feels lonely
- Lacks a local social support network
- Has access to a telephone line and is comfortable having 30-minute conversations on the phone
Our volunteers work with women over a period of time to support them to build their confidence and self-esteem in order to empower them to deal with any ongoing challenges they are facing. All befriending support is provided over the telephone by Amina staff members or trained volunteers.
If you wish to participate or want to refer someone, please fill in the form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As qualified IDAA (Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate) caseworkers, we provide much needed support for women with complex needs in distress or crisis. We are an advocacy service trained and qualified to carry out risk assessments, safety plan and provide multi-agency support where needed.
We provide confidential 1-to-1 support, assistance and information in different languages to women who are:
- Experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse
- Women experiencing poor or worsening mental health
- Women with insecure immigration status and no recourse to public funds
Fill in this form if you or someone you support is looking for casework help
It’s important to report hate crime whether you are affected personally or if you witness someone else being targeted. For example, you could be a friend, neighbour, family member, support worker or a passer-by.
You can report a hate crime by:
- Calling 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency)
- Going in person to any Police station
- Reporting a Crime to Police Scotland by clicking on this link: https://www.scotland.police.uk/secureforms/c3/