The Survivors Trust
The Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 135 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.
Support, Advice and Info
Call 0808 801 0818
National Stalking Helpline
The National Stalking Helpline is a free service offering advice for victims of stalking living in the UK. Run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.
They offer practical information, support, and advice on risk, safety planning and legislation to victims of stalking, their friends, family, and professionals working with victims.
They also provide an online tool if you are worried that someone might be stalking you (click here).
Call 0808 802 0300
Free of charge
Will not be shown on BT landine bills
Open Monday to Friday
Or fill out their online form (click here)
Rights of Women
Rights of Women is a charity working to improve women's access to justice by providing women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights.
information on what to do if you have been sexually harassed, assaulted or raped on campus (click here)
a free legal advice telephone helpline for women experiencing sexual harassment at work, call 020 7490 0152 (click here for more info)
"Report to Court: A handbook for adult survivors of sexual violence" (click here)
Galop is a national charity for LGBTQ+ victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and other abuse. They also support friends and family. Services are delivered by trained LGBT staff.
Their National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline can help with access to housing, reporting incidents and linking in with local services.
0800 999 5428 (nationwide)
020 7704 2040 (London)
A webchat is available on their website
LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Survivors Forum
Access via. their website (click here)
Say It Loud Chat Line
Support chat line via. Instagram.
Open Monday to Friday (5 pm to 8 pm).
All volunteers are trained in how to receive sexual violence disclosures. Some volunteers also have extra training, such as degrees in psychology and/or mental health.
Run by "Say It Loud", a campaign founded by a mental health nurse trainee to support survivors of sexual violence.
Beyond Equality started off with projects in schools (Great Men) and universities (Good Lad Initiative, started at Oxford University).
The charity engages all men in preventing gender-based violence and creating communities that are safe for everyone. They believe in the need to give all men and boys the chance to develop identities and behaviours that are healthier for themselves and others.
Men's Advice Line
Call 0808 8010327
Open Monday to Friday
Free and will not show up on telephone bill
Non-English language interpreter available
Accessible to people with hearing and speech difficulties (via Next Generation Text)
Live chat available online
This helpline is for male victims.
They have both male and female advisors. It is possible to request a male advisor specifically.
Their website also has legal information factsheets.
This service is provided by Respect, a registered UK charity fighting domestic violence.
A UK charity supporting people with learning disabilities, autism or both who have experienced trauma, including domestic abuse and sexual violence.
specialist psychotherapy services (click here)
one-to-one support and advocacy for young women who have experienced any form of gender-based violence (click here)
one-to-one support and advocacy for clients who may be at risk of a forced marriage, harmful relationship, or require support to understand what a harmful relationship is (click here)
They also provide:
a service to assess, rehabilitate and reintegrate clients who sexually offend or display harmful sexual behaviour (click here)
Call 020 7383 0700
The Paladin Service is a service assisting high-risk victims of stalking in England and Wales.
They define stalking as "A pattern of unwanted, fixated and obsessive behaviour which is intrusive and causes fear of violence or serious alarm or distress"
They offer a Young People's Service (for people aged 16-25 years old), including a listening service, safety planning, assistance with access to support services, assistance with discussions with your workplace or university, support with contacting the police and advocacy.
Call 0203 866 4107
Referrals require a DASH risk assessment by a professional (e.g. police officer, or Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISAC)).
They also have a general advice page (click here).
by Survivors' Network
The Survivors' Network is the is Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex, based in Brighton. They have published excellent self-help guides available to all, free-of-charge, including:
Survivors Self Help Guide for survivors of rape or sexual abuse, who want to understand and process their own personal reactions to their experience.
Available to download in multiple languages and in an easy-read version.
Survivors Self Help Guide for Men and Boys for men and boys who have survived sexual violence or abuse.
Self Help Guide for Supporters for professionals, parents, friends or partners supporting survivors.
Safeline is a trauma-informed charity that works to prevent sexual violence and abuse and to support those affected to cope and recover. They are based in Warwickshire.
Telephone or online counselling for adults across England and Wales who experienced child sexual abuse (CSA). For more information, click here. To apply, email email@example.com, call 0192 640 2498 or complete the self-referral form here.
Inclusive of cisgender (cis), transgender (trans) and non-binary identities.
Language interpreter available
Call 0808 800 5005
Text 0786 006 5187
Online chat (click here)
Survivors UK provides specialist support for men, boys and non-binary people who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives.
the National Male Survivors Online Helpline. Text 020 3322 1860 or use their webchat.
a support group in London
individual counselling in London. Call 0203 598 3898, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete their online referral form.
a database of male sexual abuse counselling and support services here
Citizens Advice Bureaux
A registered UK charity offering confidential advice on your options and rights. They are available online, over the phone, and in person, for free. They are independent, impartial and help millions of people every year.
They give independent, impartial support, including:
help with housing
help with welfare benefts
support for witnesses in courts through the Witness Service
Call (open Monday to Friday)
0800 144 8848 (England)
0800 702 2020 (Wales)
18001 then 0800 144 8884 (Relay, textphone)