Supporting recovery from childhood abuse
The damage caused by child abuse doesn’t always end in childhood. We offer support to adult survivors and training for those who support them. We run support groups when there is funding to do so.
We are here for you
Support line 0808 801 0331
We’re taking calls from 10am – 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 2pm – 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
We are a very small team and it can be difficult to get through. Please try at different times rather than re-dialling repeatedly as our team dedicate time to finish each call.
We offer 30 minutes of supportive listening with signposting if that is relevant to your needs, but we cannot offer on-going support or counselling.
We also offer support by email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is currently a longer wait than usual but we do reply to all emails. Please call our support line if you need to talk to someone soon, and try at different times if you have difficulty getting through.
Stress can trigger a flashback. Listen to our grounding tips for flashbacks NAPAC's flashbacks and grounding tips
Read our popular series of six booklets for survivors or listen to them in audio.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) service update
Everyone feels anxious when there is a lot of uncertainty. If you suffered abuse in childhood you might be finding things especially difficult while coronavirus (COVID-19) is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Abuse happens in many different ways, but behind every type of abuse is a misuse of power and control. You can start to repair the damage and reclaim your life.
Adult survivors of child abuse often don’t receive the support they need, because professionals don’t understand childhood trauma and its impacts in later life.
Many survivors fear telling people about the abuse they suffered because they worry that they won’t be believed or that listeners can’t bear to hear about it.
Around one in five adults experienced some form of abuse in childhood. Childhood trauma can have lasting impacts, but the right support can transform lives.