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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.

They offer:

  • 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

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.

Call

  • 0800 999 5428 (nationwide)

  • 020 7704 2040 (London)

Email help@galop.org.uk

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

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

Email info@mensadviceline.org.uk

 

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.

Respond

A UK charity supporting people with learning disabilities, autism or both who have experienced trauma, including domestic abuse and sexual violence.

This includes:

  • specialist psychotherapy services (click here)

  • an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) (click here) (see FAQs)

  • 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

Email admin@respond.org.uk

Rape Crisis UK

Rape Crisis England & Wales is the registered charity representing the national network of independent member Rape Crisis Centres.

 

Call for free at 0808 802 9999

Paladin Service

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

Email info@paladinservice.co.uk

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).

Self-Help Guides

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

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 onlinecounselling@safeline.org.uk, call  0192 640 2498 or complete the self-referral form here

 

National Male Survivor Helpline

Inclusive of cisgender (cis), transgender (trans) and non-binary identities.

Language interpreter available

Open everyday

Call 0808 800 5005

Text 0786 006 5187

Email support@safeline.org.uk.

Online chat (click here

Survivors UK

Survivors UK provides specialist support for men, boys and non-binary people who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives. 

They offer:

  • 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 info@survivorsuk.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)

Live Fear Free

Live Fear Free is a Welsh Government website, providing information and advice for those suffering with violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

 

Call their free and confidential helpline

0808 8010 800

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