The Helpline is a listening ear and signposting service for Muslim women across Scotland.
We run the Helpline Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm.
It is free from mobiles and landlines and will not appear on your phone bill. All calls are strictly confidential and non-judgemental; we always deal with clients in a faith and culturally-sensitive manner.
If you need to talk to someone or have a problem and don’t know where to go the Amina Helpline can help you get started by listening to you and signpost you to organisations that may be able to offer help and advice for your problem.
The top ten reasons women call us are:
- Domestic Abuse
- Mental Health
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Social Isolation
- Agencies seeking support with signposting on behalf of their clients
On Tuesday you can speak to our qualified helpline Imam/Alima who can give Islamic advice.
You can report a hate crime to us. If you feel you have been a victim of a crime because of your race, religion, disability status, sexual orientation or transgender identity and you do not want to approach the police in the first instance then you can contact Amina Helpline and we will make the report to the police on your behalf.
The helpline is funded by the Scottish Government and we have recently increased the number of volunteers, adding to the range of language and telephone skills. We can help women in English, Arabic, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu and, when required, using language line.
The helpline service recorded 1110 helpline calls in 2015/16.