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National Helplines and Websites

Please find below a list of National Helplines and some useful websites for survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

NATIONAL HELPLINES

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) 0808 801 0331

NAPAC provides a national freephone support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood. Call free from all landlines and mobiles. Lines are open 10am till 9pm Monday to Thursday, 10am till 6pm on Friday. Please note, they cannot take messages or call you back.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.napac.org.uk

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SurvivorsUK 0845 122 1201

National Helpline for men who have experienced sexual abuse either as a child or an adult. Web chat services: Monday – Friday 10.30am-9.00pm, Saturday – Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm
Text chat: 020 3322 1860
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.survivorsuk.org

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MOSAC (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children) 0800 980 1958 or 020 8293 9990

National Helpline open weekdays except bank holidays – supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. They provide various types of support services and information for parents, carers and professionals dealing with child sexual abuse. Interpretation available for non-English speakers.
Website: www.mosac.org.uk

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SupportLine 01708 765200

Confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.supportline.org.uk

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CISters  (Surviving Rape and/or Sexual Abuse) 02380 338080

Providing emotional support for females aged 18+ who (as children/teens) were raped/sexually abused/exploited by a member of their immediate and/or extended family. Others can call if they have a concern about such issues.
Website: http://cisters.org.uk

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PODS: Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (A project of Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust (START)) 0800 181 4420

PODS works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through training, informing and supporting. The helpline runs on Tuesdays 3.00pm – 5.00pm and is open to survivors, supporters and professionals. Outside of the helpline hours you can telephone 01480 413582 and leave a message.
Email: [email protected]  (for START) or [email protected] (for PODS)
Website: www.start-online.org.uk and www.pods-online.org.uk

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Safeline 0808 800 5008 (general helpline) or 0808 800 5005 (men’s helpline)

Services are offered to men, women, adults and adolescents, who are survivors of abuse. Family members and friends of survivors can also access Safeline services across the whole of Warwickshire and surrounding areas.  The Helpline, Telephone and Online Support Services are offered throughout the UK. Services are open: Monday: 10.00am – 4.00pm, Tuesday: 8.00am – 8.00pm, Thursday: 8.00am – 8.00pm, Friday: 10.00am – 4.00pm, Saturday: 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Text: 0786 002 7573
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.safeline.org.uk

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Self-Injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women)

Self-injury Support (formerly Bristol Crisis Service for Women) is a national organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm.
TESS text and email support service (for girls & young women up to 24 years old in the UK affected by self-harm): 0780 0472908. Open Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and Fri 7pm – 9pm
Women’s Self Injury Helpline: 0808 800 8088 (UK-wide)
Website: www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk

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Respond

Respond exists in order to lessen the effect of trauma and abuse on people with learning disabilities their families and supporters. Provides psychotherapy for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for staff and families, training for carers and professionals, and education for people with learning disabilities.
Institutional Abuse Helpline – 0808 808 0700. Open Thursdays from 10.00am – 4.00pm. (For anyone with a learning disability or people connected to them who have been affected by institutional abuse.)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.respond.org.uk

 

WEBSITES

First Person Plural

UK-wide membership charity led by volunteers who have lived-experience of dissociative identity disorder (previously known as ‘multiple personality disorder’) or other childhood-trauma-related complex dissociative condition with a similar presentation (e.g. type 1 dissociative disorder not otherwise specified).
Website: www.firstpersonplural.org.uk

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Rape Crisis England & Wales

Rape Crisis England & Wales is a national feminist organisation that exists to promote the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, to improve services to them and to work towards the elimination of sexual violence. They are a national umbrella body for their network of autonomous member Rape Crisis organisations across England and Wales and was set up to support their specialist work.
Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

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Survivors Manchester

A useful website with various resource information for adult male survivors of rape or sexual abuse.
Website: www.survivorsmanchester.org.uk

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SurvivorScotland

SurvivorScotland oversees the National Strategy for Survivors of Childhood Abuse. Through the National Strategy, Strategy Funding and the National Confidential Forum, they aim to: raise awareness of childhood abuse; increase awareness of its long term consequences; improve support services; enhance the health and wellbeing of survivors; understand and acknowledge the experiences of people who were in care as children, whether those experiences were positive or negative; develop training and skills for frontline workers.
Website: www.survivorscotland.org.uk

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