IT was gratifying to read an article in the Hereford Times online about coercive control on March 24 (10 signs of coercive control within a relationship).

I would like to offer advice about where victims of this type of behaviour may be able to find help in our area. These organisations offer services to survivors of sexual violence or domestic abuse.

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West Mercia Women’s Aid Herefordshire and Shropshire 24-hour helpline offers free, confidential advice on safety planning, reporting to the police and more. Call 0800 783 1359.

West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre offers specialist services to people of all ages, genders and faiths who have experienced any form of sexual violence. Visit

Rape Crisis England and Wales is a free phone and online chat service for anyone aged 16 plus who has been affected by sexual violence. Call 0808 500 2222.