Find Support

Find Support


These organisations offer support to survivors of VAWG, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape and domestic violence/abuse.

 

  • Women's Aid Helpline - 0808 2000 247

The freephone number is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is answered by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence. 

You can find your local Women's Aid service here: http://www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic-abuse-directory/

 

  • Rape Crisis UK – 0808 802 9999

http://rapecrisis.org.uk/

The helpline is open 12am – 2.30pm and 7 – 9.30pm. Call the national Rape Crisis helpline to speak to a trained worker, who can also tell you where your nearest services are located if you would like face-to-face support or counselling.  

 

  • Rape and Sexual Assault Referral Centres

http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Rape-and-sexual-assault-referral-centres/LocationSearch/364

Resource to find your nearest Rape and Sexual Assault Referral Centre. These are specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.They aim to be one-stop service, providing the following under one roof: medical care and forensic examination following assault/rape and, in some locations, sexual health services. Medical Services are free of charge and provided to women, men, young people and children.

 

  • NHS Direct - Information & Help after Rape and Sexual Assault

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexualhealth/Pages/Sexualassault.aspx

Helpline: 0808 802 9999 - information and advice about available support

 

  • Victim Support

http://www.victimsupport.org.uk

Supportline: 0845 30 30 900 - Free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime. Also supports witnesses of crime.

 

  • The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Directory: http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists

  

  • The Survivors Trust Regional.

Find help, support and advice in your area: Survivors Trust directory of services.

 

  • Samaritans

http://www.samaritans.org 

Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours) Talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.

 

  • Scope

http://www.scope.org.uk/help-and-information 

Freephone: 0808 800 3333 - Free, impartial and expert information, advice and support for disabled people, their families and carers.

 

  • The Havens

http://www.thehavens.org.uk

Camberwell: 020 3299 1599 - Paddington: 020 3312 1101 - Whitechapel: 020 7247 4787 Specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

 

  • Muslim Community Helpline

http://muslimcommunityhelpline.org.uk/

Helpline: 0208 904 8193 or 0208 908 6715 - Confidential, non-judgemental listening and support service. Telephone counselling service for Muslim men and women.

 

  • Regard

http://www.regard.org.uk/

National organisation of Disabled Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgendered People

 

  • Scarleteen

http://www.scarleteen.com/ 

Inclusive, comprehensive and smart sex, sexual health and sexuality information and help for people in their teens and 20s. 

 

  • Galop

http://www.galop.org.uk/

LGBT+ anti-violence charity, working on hate crime, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

 

  • Karma Nirvana Helpline

Helpline: 0800 5999247

http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/ 

Supporting victims of honour crimes and forced marriages since 1993. 

 

  • National Stalking Helpline

http://www.stalkinghelpline.org/ 

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

The National Stalking Helpline provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.

 

  • Suzy Lamplugh Trust

http://www.suzylamplugh.org/Pages/FAQs/Category/stalking

Advice and information about stalking and personal safety.

 

  • Protection Against Stalking

http://www.protectionagainststalking.org/ 

Advice and information about how to tell if you may be a victim of stalking and how to get help.

 

  • Women for Refugee Women

http://www.refugeewomen.com/ 

Giving a voice to women who are often unheard and unseen

 

  • Rights of Women – Legal Support

http://www.rightsofwomen.org.uk 

Advice line: 020 7251 6577 - Free confidential legal advice for women in London and their advisers.

 

  • Mind

http://www.mind.org.uk/

Helpline 0300 123 3393 - Mental health charity offering advice and support

 

  • NAPAC – National Association for People Abused in Childhood

http://www.napac.org.uk

0800 085 3330 - NAPAC are a national organisation that has an info-line that refers people to relevant help groups/support in their area

 

  • Women and Girls’ Network

http://www.wgn.org.uk 

Helpline: 0808 801 0770 - Counselling and support to help women and girls recover from violence.


Our support page is a work in progress and we welcome suggestions of support services not included here. If you work at, or know of, support organisations we could add to our list please email details to info@womensequality.org.uk