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There are other organisations nationally and locally who can help you.
Find out what is available near you.
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The Survivors Trust
The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella agency with over 140 organisations based in the UK & Ireland that provide specialist support for adults, adolescents and children who have survived sexual or other types of abuse. The Survivors Trust website offers a directory of these organisations, listed by location.
Sexual assault referral centres (SARCs)
Sexual assault referral centres offer medical, practical and emotional support to anyone who has been sexually assaulted or raped. They have specially trained doctors and counsellors. If you’re considering reporting the assault to the police they can arrange for you to have an informal talk with a specially trained police officer who can explain what’s involved.
Find local support services funded by Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs)
Support services for all victims of crime, including survivors of rape and sexual abuse, are now mainly provided at a local level by Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). You may be able to access counselling or support from Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs), even if you don’t want to report the offences. Your local Police and Crime Commissioner’s office can tell you what support services are available locally.
National charity runs webchat and a helpline offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis. Takes calls from across the UK offering support, information and signposting to men.
Confidential telephone counselling service for children about any issue.
Helpline: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)
Provides information to any adult who is suffering from past childhood abuse. Website includes survivors’ forum.
Mosac is a voluntary organisation supporting non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused, providing support, advice, information and counselling following the discovery of sexual abuse.
Helpline: 0800 980 1958
The NHS Choices website has information, advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors provides help, support, information and training to help people recover from dissociative disorders & dissociation. Excellent resources on their website.
Rape Crisis (England and Wales)
Lists local organisations throughout England and Wales with contact details, services offered and opening times. Services are available to women who have been sexually abused at any time in their lives.
National Freephone helpline: 0808 802 9999
Respond provides a range of services to people with learning disabilities, including both victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse. It also provides support and training for families, carers and professionals. Mental health professionals can refer people with learning difficulties who have experienced or perpetrated sexual abuse for face to face work.
Rights of Women
Free and confidential legal advice to women.
Legal advice lines.
Advice on: sexual offences including rape and sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment and stalking, reporting offences to the police and the criminal justice system, criminal injuries compensation
24-hour support for anyone experiencing distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
116 123 (Freephone)
Offers telephone counselling for those affected by the trauma of sexual abuse and rape
Scottish Government – survivor support listings
The Scottish Government have a list of agencies and contacts detailing survivor support services available in Scotland at www.survivorscotland.org.uk/directory-of-support
Webchat can be accessed at www.survivorsuk.org
Text chat by texting 020 3322 1860
Provides support for men who have been raped or sexually abused. Also provides face-to-face counselling and support groups in the London area.
Free and confidential information and support for victims and witnesses of crime, including victims of abuse in childhood.
Supportline: 0845 30 30 900