The womencell, Kannur was started its functioning on 07.08.1996 as per Order No.Go(Rt) 2504/94 Home dtd.19.11.1994 (DO No.472/96 dtd.29.07.16) . Later Vanitha Helpline of Kannur District is attached with Women cell as per Circular No.6/2007 of Addl.Director General of Police, North Zone, Kozhikode . Here after the Vanitha Cell is called as Vanitha cell cum help line. Now the helpline is attached with Kannur Vanitha Police Station.
A family counselling centre is functioning in womencell, Kannur and two counselors are available for counselling in this family counselling centre.
A Vanitha Library is functioning in Womencell, Kannur. Many people especially job seeking women are approaching Vanitha library for the preparation of examinations to various jobs.