Support & Resources for Survivors

General - Rape Crisis England and Wales - Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (mainly US focused) 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 - Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre - Rape Crisis Scotland - Rape Crisis Network Ireland - B2B service which platforms can use to offer content warnings on their content, including for sexual violence - Crowdsourced emotional spoilers for movies, tv, video games, books and more. - North London rape crisis support - South London rape crisis support - USA-focused resource - WHO report on sexual violence

Telephone/Counselling - provide telephone counselling for survivors and their loved ones, as well as face-to-face counselling/art therapy in Sussex - provides counselling over Skype, available in several languages - Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre - confidential emotional support for children, young adults and adults - London UK rape counselling

Physical health following rape, family planning, contraception, etc. - the NHS provides a guide for forensic medical examination, immediate concerns related to bodily health (STI, pregnancy) and access to sexual assault referral centres - 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 find a Family Planning Association clinic, UK - Planned Parenthood provides reproductive healthcare and education and family planning services across the US. Staff at Planned Parenthood branches can provide care and resources in the aftermath of a sexual assault

Child abuse – provide support to adult survivors of child abuse - 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 - The National Association for People Abused in Childhood - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - information and support for families affected by sexual abuse - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children - Aurora Foundation for people abused in childhood - support for survivors (aged 16+) of childhood sexual abuse - therapy and support for children affected by child sexual abuse - support for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse - Scotland-based organisation for survivors of childhood abuse - support for children, youths & families - free and confidential support for people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse

Stalking and harassment - National Stalking Helpline - Victim Support on stalking and harassment - assistance for high-risk stalking victims in England and Wales - directory of stalking helplines - general advice for victims of stalking - report a stalker

Revenge Porn - overview on laws regarding revenge porn in the UK - resources for victims of revenge porn in the US, including an overview of relevant laws by state - USA-focused resources, including a Cyber Civil Rights Initiative crisis helpline - revenge porn/intimate image abuse helpline (UK) - advice and resources concerning revenge porn and online sexual harassment - links to a revenge porn guide and helpline (UK)

BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) resources - 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 - Southall Black Sisters, a group of black and minority women providing support to BME women suffering from violence - Rape crisis support for BME women in London, UK

Resources for survivors with disabilities (or those around them)

For women - Asian women resource centre - supports women & girls affected by self-injury or self-harm - support and resources for South Asian women - an umbrella organisation for women’s charities with over 500 members - the NSPCC on Female Genital Mutilation

Legal resources - on reporting a rape or sexual assault to the police and seeking legal recourse - the Crown Prosecution Service on rape and sexual assault - free legal help and information - legal information and factsheets for women, and a free legal advice line for women staffed by women (020 7251 6577) - US-focused legal resources - Association of Child Abuse Lawyers

Domestic abuse - information for all survivors of domestic abuse - for female survivors of sexual abuse and rape - national domestic violence helpline - support for women and children who have experienced domestic violence (or for those who are worried that somebody might be in danger) - services to end violence against women and children - support for victims of domestic abuse (definitions, statistics, and ways to seek help) - list of UK resources - Citizens’ Advice - for information regarding the link between addiction and domestic violence - resources regarding domestic violence in relation to addiction & detox. Assistance in locating US-based detox centres for victims of domestic violence - a list of definitions and emerging solutions related to domestic violence, with a special focus on teenage dating violence and how to reach out to teenagers to prevent domestic violence through awareness and education - advice on leaving an emotionally abusive relationship

For the prevention of child sexual abuse and rape - 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 - organisation which works closely in intervention with sexually aggressive individuals - Scotland-based – resources for recognising the signs of childhood sexual abuse and addressing problems, seeking help

Male survivors - 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 - provide one-to-one counselling, therapeutic groups and couple’s counselling to adult men (aged 18+) - Men’s advice line, for men experiencing sexual violence and abuse - support for male survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood abuse - Plymouth-based support for male survivors - Manchester-based support for male survivors

LGBT+ survivors - LGBT domestic violence hotline - not solely for LGBT people, but do offer an LGBT service - 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 - counselling and psychotherapy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities - therapist directory including only lesbian therapists

For the non-abusive parents/carers of abused children - provide support, advice, information and counselling - information and support for families affected by sexual abuse - provides support for families - helping child victims of incestuous sexual abuse

Incest - provide support for adult women who are survivors of incestuous childhood sexual abuse, organise workshops and conferences - for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse,172/ - Nottinghamshire-based, Incest & Sexual Abuse Survivors, provides face-to-face, telephone and group counselling services

Message boards and chat rooms - Pandora’s Aquarium survivor message board and chat - links to forums for male survivors of sexual violence - forum for survivors of incest


For friends and relatives of survivors - how to support a family member or friend you believe may be a victim of domestic violence - how to support a friend who is recovering from incest - support a victim of domestic violence - helping child victims of incestuous sexual abuse