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.
Rape Crisis UK
0808 802 9999
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
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
Helpline: 0808 802 9999 - information and advice about available support
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 Survivors Trust Regional.
Find help, support and advice in your area: Survivors Trust directory of services.
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.
Freephone: 0808 800 3333 - Free, impartial and expert information, advice and support for disabled people, their families and carers.
Surviving Economic Abuse
SEA does not provide direct support or advice to victims. However, if you are in need of immediate help contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge on 0808 2000 247 or the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.
Freephone: 0808 2000 247 - 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline
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
Helpline: 0208 904 8193 or 0208 908 6715 - Confidential, non-judgemental listening and support service. Telephone counselling service for Muslim men and women.
National organisation of Disabled Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgendered People
Inclusive, comprehensive and smart sex, sexual health and sexuality information and help for people in their teens and 20s.
LGBT+ anti-violence charity, working on hate crime, domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Karma Nirvana Helpline
Helpline: 0800 5999247
Supporting victims of so-called honour crimes and forced marriages since 1993.
National Stalking Helpline
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
Advice and information about stalking and personal safety.
Protection Against Stalking
Advice and information about how to tell if you may be a victim of stalking and how to get help.
Women for Refugee Women
Giving a voice to women who are often unheard and unseen
Centre for Women's Justice - Legal Support
To hold the state to account and challenge discrimination in the justice system around male violence against women and girls. To speak to a legal advisor confidentially please contact Rights of Women who have specialist telephone helplines
Rights of Women – Legal Support
Advice line: 020 7251 6577 - Free confidential legal advice for women in London and their advisers.
Helpline 0300 123 3393 - Mental health charity offering advice and support
NAPAC – National Association for People Abused in Childhood
0800 085 3330 - NAPAC are a national organisation that has an info-line that refers people to relevant help groups/support in their area
Helpline: 0808 801 0770 - Counselling and support to help women and girls recover from violence.
NIA- Huggett Women's Centre
Offering drop-ins, support groups, specialist advocacy, counselling and learning sessions for women and girls
to support them to face the multiple and complex disadvantages that they experience.
Tel: 0203 813 2955
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Women's Health Concern
Imagining Futures is a programme combining mental wellness strategies and arts practice for young women living in Lambeth or Southwark.
Young Women's Trust
Young Women’s Trust supports young women aged 18-30 with free telephone coaching, helping them build strong mental health, set goals and stay motivated. Their Work It Out service is a free telephone and online coaching service which helps 18-30 year old women with work, life and building strong mental health.
Is an important service missing from our page?
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 [email protected]