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Sharing your experiences or taking action to create change can be triggering. Please see below for organisations that can help.


If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 999 straight away.


To discuss or report a concern, contact their trained helpline counsellors 24 hours a day by email or their online reporting form. You can also call the Helpline Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm and 9am – 6pm at the weekend.

0808 800 5000

Visit the NSPCC website

NHS Live Well

The NHS offer help after rape and sexual assault. Their page gives advice on medical checks, emotional support and forensic examinations should you wish to speak to the police. The NHS Live Well pages also include sex facts, advice and support, genital health and STI’s.

“If you have been sexually assaulted, whether as an adult or a young person, it is important to remember that it wasn’t your fault. Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don’t be afraid to get help.”

Visit the NHS Live Well website


The only national organisation offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse, narcissism, and neglect.

NAPAC offer a free and confidential telephone support line and an email support service, along with the NAPAC website full of resources and information for survivors, those who care for them, and professionals.

“If you’re an adult survivor of any form of child abuse, we’re here for you. Taking a first step is difficult, but we can provide you with support and signposting on your road to recovery.”

Visit the NAPAC website

The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust is the largest umbrella agency for specialist rape and sexual abuse services in the UK, providing support for the past 15 years. They work with victims and survivors of all ages, all genders, of all forms of sexual violence, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, including support for partners and family members.

Visit The Survivors Trust website

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis England & Wales is the umbrella body for a network of independent Rape Crisis Centres.

Rape Crisis is a national feminist organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse.

Member centres offer services by women, for women and girls. No matter where a victim or survivor lives, they can receive consistent, high quality services from a member of a local Rape Crisis Centre.

See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries.

Visit the Rape Crisis website

Women Against Rape

Women Against Rape (WAR) is a grassroots multi-racial women’s group founded in 1976, working closely with Black Women’s Rape Action Project.

“We campaign for justice, protection and compensation for all women and girls who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence. This includes survivors of any age, race and nationality, asylum seekers, women with disabilities, trans women, sex workers.”

Their website also features various useful self-help guides for survivors.

Visit the Women Against Rape website

RASASC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre)

National Helpline: 01483 546400. (7.30pm-9.30pm Mon-Thur)

“We are an inclusive service that supports survivors of all genders over the age of 13 from across Surrey, who have been raped, sexually abused or have had an unwanted sexual experience.”

Their website also has many other resources for survivors, including access to counselling and group support.

Visit the RASASC website

Live Fear Free

Live Fear Free helpline is a free, confidential 24/7 service for all victims and survivors of violence against women and girls as well as those close to them.

If you, a family member a friend, or someone you are concerned about has experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, you can contact the Live Fear Free Helpline 24 hours a day 7 days a week, for free advice and support or to talk through your options.

Call: 0808 80 10 800

Live Fear is a Welsh bilingual service, and have text, call, online chat and email service.

Visit the Live Fear Free website

Victim Support

Confidential and free free support services available to anyone who’s been raped or sexually assaulted.

“We can help, regardless of whether you have told the police or anyone else about the attack. Our volunteers can visit you at home (if you want us to, and if doing so will not put you at further risk) or somewhere else if you prefer. If you don’t want to see anyone face-to-face, you can also talk to us on the phone, either at one of our local offices or at the national Victim Supportline.”

Fill in an online form for support and advice. Someone from your local victim care team will contact you within three working days (Mon to Fri). If you want to speak to someone now, call our free 24/7 Supportline – 08 08 16 89 111 or start a live chat. In an emergency always call 999.

Visit the Victim Support website

Survivors UK: Male Rape & Sexual Abuse Support

“We understand the effect which male rape & sexual abuse can have upon those who are forced to experience it, and we’re well aware of the traumatic process which it can set in motion. If you are a man who has suffered sexual abuse or rape in the past, you can turn to us for help. We have a range of support options to help you recover from your experience and put the past behind you.”

You can chat with Survivors UK online, or by text. Each chat can last up to 45 minutes or shorter if you prefer.

Chat services are open Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm via SMS 020 3322 1826

Visit the Survivors UK website

One in Four

Specialist support for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and abuse, and particularly survivors of child sexual abuse and trauma.

Telephone Helpline open between the hours of 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday, you will be able to receive telephone support with a trauma-informed counsellor for up to 30 minutes a session: 0800 121 7114

One In Four provide a safe, restorative environment to work through the effects of sexual abuse and violence. Their services also include counselling with a holistic, one-to-one approach as well as advocacy services.

Visit the One In Four website

1 in 6

The mission of 1 in 6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives.

1 in 6 offer a wide range of information and services for men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences, and anyone who cares about them, including:

  • A 24/7 online helpline chatting one-on-one with a trained advocate.
  • Free and confidential weekly online support groups.
  • Trauma-informed trainings and webinars
  • Male survivor stories

Visit the 1 in 6 website