Support & Resources for Survivors

General

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ - Rape Crisis England and Wales

https://www.rainn.org/ - Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (mainly US focused)

http://thesurvivorstrust.org/isva/ - The Survivors Trust is an umbrella organisation for 141 specialist organisations in the UK, provides a great list of contact details for independent sexual violence advisors in every part of the UK

http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/rape_sexual-assault.php

www.rasac.org.uk - Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

www.rapecrisiscotland.org.yk - Rape Crisis Scotland

www.tag-uk.net - Trauma and Abuse group, provide information, support, training, encouraging & networking with counsellors/therapists and other professional support workers

http://www.rcni.ie/ - Rape Crisis Network Ireland

 

Telephone/Counselling

www.lifecentre.uk.com - provide telephone counselling for survivors and their loved ones, as well as face-to-face counselling/art therapy in Sussex

www.oneinfour.org.uk - provides counselling over Skype, available in several languages

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us

http://supportline.org.uk - confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support

http://therapeandsexualabusehelpline.co.uk/ - rape and sexual abuse helpline

http://www.rasasc.org.uk/ - Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

http://www.supportline.org.uk/ - confidential emotional support for children, young adults and adults

 

Physical health following rape, family planning, contraception, etc.

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexualhealth/Pages/Sexualassault.aspx - the NHS provides a guide for forensic medical examination, immediate concerns related to bodily health (STI, pregnancy) and access to sexual assault referral centres

https://www.brook.org.uk/ - Brook provides free and confidential health care and advice relating to sexual health and has branches all over the UK. They can help with contraception, pregnancy, STIs, gender questions, abuse and general wellbeing

https://www.fpa.org.uk/find-a-clinic - find a Family Planning Association clinic

 

Child abuse

www.havoca.org – provide support to adult survivors of child abuse

http://www.childabuselawyers.com/ - Association of Child Abuse Lawyers is made up of lawyers and other experts dedicated to obtaining compensation for survivors of child abuse, has members all over the UK

https://napac.org.uk/ - The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

www.ceop.police.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

www.childline.org.uk

www.lucyfaithfull.org - information and support for families affected by sexual abuse

www.nspcc.org.uk - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

http://www.aurorafoundation.org.uk/ - Aurora Foundation for people abused in childhood

http://www.breakthesilence.org.uk/ - support for survivors (aged 16+) of childhood sexual abuse

http://www.cari.ie/ - therapy and support for children affected by child sexual abuse

http://www.kasp.org.uk/ - support for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

http://www.wellbeingscotland.org/ - Scotland-based organisation for survivors of childhood abuse

http://www.savi.co.nr/ - support for children, youths & families

http://www.seren-wales.org.uk/ - Wales-based specialised counselling for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

https://www.safe-space.co.uk/ - free and confidential support for people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse

 

Stalking and harassment

https://www.suzylamplugh.org/Pages/Category/national-stalking-helpline - National Stalking Helpline

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/crime-info/types-crime/stalking-and-harassment - Victim Support on stalking and harassment

http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/stalking.php

http://www.protectionagainststalking.org/

http://paladinservice.co.uk/ - assistance for high-risk stalking victims in England and Wales

https://www.itv.com/thismorning/stalking-helplines - directory of stalking helplines

https://www.stalkingriskprofile.com/victim-support/general-advice-for-victims - general advice for victims of stalking

https://www.gov.uk/report-stalker - report a stalker

 

BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) resources

http://www.bawso.org.uk/ - Wales-based support for BME people in at risk from all forms of violence, from Female Genital Mutilation, forced marriage, honour-based violence and human trafficking

http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/ - Southall Black Sisters, a group of black and minority women providing support to BME women suffering from violence

 

Resources for survivors with disabilities (or those around them)

https://www.pandys.org/articles/survivorswithdisabilities.html

https://www.thearc.org/what-we-do/resources/fact-sheets/sexual-violence - information on intellectual disabilities and sexual violence

https://www.nsvrc.org/publications/taxonomy/term/33

https://sapac.umich.edu/article/56

http://www.fris.org/SexualViolence/Disabilities.html

https://www.endabusepwd.org/problem/outofreach/exploring-the-barriers-in-victim-services/

 

For women

http://www.asianwomencentre.org.uk/ - Asian women resource centre

https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/ - supports women & girls affected by self-injury or self-harm

http://www.sharan.org.uk/AboutUs.aspx - support and resources for South Asian women

http://www.wrc.org.uk/ - an umbrella organisation for women’s charities with over 500 members

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/  - the NSPCC on Female Genital Mutilation

 

Legal resources

https://www.gov.uk/report-rape-sexual-assault - on reporting a rape or sexual assault to the police and seeking legal recourse

http://www.cps.gov.uk/ - the Crown Prosecution Service on rape and sexual assault

www.clsdirect.org.uk - free legal help and information

www.rightsofwomen.org.uk - legal information and factsheets for women, and a free legal advice line for women staffed by women (020 7251 6577)

www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk - Index of Gay Law

www.advicecentre.law.qmul.ac.uk/pink/index.html - Pink Law, free legal advice for the gay community in London

 

Domestic abuse

http://www.freedomprogramme.co.uk/ - information for all survivors of domestic abuse

https://www.breakingfreesupport.co.uk/ - for female survivors of sexual abuse and rape

http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/ - national domestic violence helpline

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/ - support for women and children who have experienced domestic violence (or for those who are worried that somebody might be in danger)

http://www.niaendingviolence.org.uk/ - services to end violence against women and children

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/crime-info/types-crime/domestic-abuse - support for victims of domestic abuse (definitions, statistics, and ways to seek help)

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/gender-violence/domestic-violence-and-abuse-organisations-which-give-information-and-advice/ - Citizens’ Advice

http://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/domestic-violence/ - for information regarding the link between addiction and domestic violence

 

For the prevention of child sexual abuse and rape

www.stopitnow.org.uk - confidential Freephone hotline for those struggling with inappropriate thoughts/behaviour regarding children, or for parents/carers and other adults worried about the behaviour of other adults

www.nota.co.uk - organisation for individuals who work closely in intervention with sexually aggressive individuals

http://csethesigns.scot/ - Scotland-based – resources for recognising the signs of childhood sexual abuse and addressing problems, seeking help

 

Male survivors

https://www.survivorsuk.org/ - Survivors UK focus on providing support for male survivors of rape and sexual abuse, provide web-chats and one-to-one counselling/support groups in the Greater London area

www.mankindcounselling.org.uk - provide one-to-one counselling, therapeutic groups and couple’s counselling to adult men (aged 18+)

www.mencanstoprape.org

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/supportformenboys.php

http://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/ - Men’s advice line, for men experiencing sexual violence and abuse

http://www.male-rape.org.uk/ - support for male survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood abuse

http://operationemotion.co.uk/ - Plymouth-based support for male survivors

http://www.survivorsmanchester.org.uk/ - Manchester-based support for male survivors

 

LGBT+ survivors

http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/ - LGBT domestic violence hotline

www.victimsupport.org.uk - not solely for LGBT people, but do offer an LGBT service

www.supernovaproject.org - a ‘queer-friendly platform’ offering information & support to address abuse within LGBT+ communities

SOLA – Survivors of Lesbian Partnerships Abuse – call helpline 020 7328 7389 and ask for SOLA

Opendoor Housing Trust – call 020 8743 2165 – providing housing and support for gay men aged 18-65 affected by domestic and homophobic violence

www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk - Index of Gay Law

www.advicecentre.law.qmul.ac.uk/pink/index.html - Pink Law, free legal advice for the gay community in London

www.pinkpractice.co.uk - counselling and psychotherapy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities

www.thelesbiantherapistdirectory.co.uk - therapist directory including only lesbian therapists

https://www.glasgowclyderapecrisis.org.uk/content/information-for-lgbt/

 

For the non-abusive parents/carers of abused children

www.mosac.org.uk - provide support, advice, information and counselling

www.lucyfaithfull.org - information and support for families affected by sexual abuse

http://www.savi.co.nr/ - provides support for families

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/family-q-and-a/life-challenges/helping-a-child-victim-of-incestuous-sexual-abuse - helping child victims of incestuous sexual abuse

 

Incest

www.cisters.org.uk - provide support for adult women who are survivors of incestuous childhood sexual abuse, organise workshops and conferences

http://www.siawso.org/ - for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

http://www.womenssupportproject.co.uk/content/childsexualabuseincest/174,172/

http://www.isas-notts.org.uk/ - Nottinghamshire-based, Incest & Sexual Abuse Survivors, provides face-to-face, telephone and group counselling services

 

Message boards and chat rooms

http://www.aftersilence.org/resources.php

http://pandys.org/forums/ - Pandora’s Aquarium survivor message board and chat

http://www.lanternproject.org.uk/forum/

http://www.survivorschat.com/

https://www.dailystrength.org/group/incest-survivors - forum for survivors of incest

https://www.reddit.com/r/rape/

https://www.reddit.com/r/rapecounseling/

For friends and relatives of survivors

http://www.pandys.org/secondarysurvivors.html - a great list of resources, books and articles for ‘secondary survivors’ (also see the Pandora’s Aquarium forum, which has a special chat room for the loved ones of survivors)

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/supportingasurvivor.php

http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/support-a-friend-or-family-member-experiencing-domestic-violence.aspx - support a friend or family member who has experienced domestic violence

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/overcoming-child-abuse/201108/how-support-friend-who-is-recovering-incest - how to support a friend who is recovering from incest

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/family-q-and-a/life-challenges/helping-a-child-victim-of-incestuous-sexual-abuse - helping child victims of incestuous sexual abuse