Sexual Violence, Rape & Abuse


Safeline

Safeline is an independent and non-discriminatory charity providing a variety of specialist and tailored support for anyone affected by sexual abuse or rape. The support offered includes counselling, an Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy service, and a male helpline and online support service.

Website: www.safeline.org.uk Phone: 01926 402 498 National Male Survivor Helpline: 0808 800 5005 National Male Survivor Text Support: 07860 065187

NAPAC

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. They provide a free, confidential support line and offer some incredible resources including on managing flashbacks and using grounding techniques.

Website: https://napac.org.uk/ Phone: 0808 801 0331 Email: support@napac.org.uk

Survivors UK

For male survivors of sexual abuse and rape – see ‘Services for men’ category for more information.

Website: www.survivorsuk.org Helpline: 020 3598 3898 Email: help@survivorsuk.org

Rape Crisis

They provide a directory to find local rape crisis centres, run the national helpline for women and girls aged 13+, and offer a live chat helpline for women and girls aged 16 and over in England, whose lives have been affected by sexual violence. Some local rape crisis organisations also provide services to men and boys; if they don’t then they will be able to provide details of other relevant local support organisations.

Website: https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ Phone: 0808 802 9999

CIS’ters

CIS’ters is a survivor led group for women who as female children/teens, were raped/sexually abused by a member of their immediate/extended family. They also provide information to help the wider community of victim/survivors, friends, non-abusing family and professionals.

Website: https://cisters.org.uk/ Helpline: 023 80 338080 Email: helpme@cisters.org.uk

Survivors Network

Based in Sussex, Survivors Network has provided a comprehensive list of resources for survivors including apps, helplines, self-care ideas, activities, bereavement support, financial advice, and specific resources for LGBTQ people and people of colour.

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