People who can help


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Alcoholics Anonymous (Great Britain) 

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. 

National Helpline 0800 9177 650 or via email: 


Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anonymous (SoSAA) 

SoSAA exists to empower adult survivors of sexual abuse to make positive changes for life. The focus is on running peer-to-peer groups for men and women survivors who are 18+, using an adapted version of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step framework. SoSAA welcomes people from any and all cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds, from all faiths and none.We also have online Skype groups for people who are unable to attend face-to-face groups.


Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous UK 

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) is open to anyone who knows or thinks they have a problem with sex addiction, love addiction, romantic obsession, co-dependent relationships, fantasy addiction and/or sexual, social and emotional anorexia. The telephone service is staffed by volunteers from SLAA who will endeavour to return your call within 24 hours. SLAA does not operate a counselling or advisory service, merely information-sharing on the fellowship itself to those seeking recovery through our programme. 

National UK Telephone voicemail:  07984 977 884 or via email:


Survivors UK

SurvivorsUK was established as a service for male survivors, to cater for people not provided for by other services.

Survivors UK is an inclusive service and welcome anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that Survivors UK is the right fit for them


One In Four 

Supporting people who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse or trauma.

Telephone 020 8697 2112/8022 or 07580 733271 or email  


Rape Crisis 

Rape Crisis in England and Wales provides the following information: how to get help if you've experienced rape, child sexual abuse and/or any kind of sexual violence and details of your nearest Rape Crisis services; information for friends, partners, family and other people supporting a sexual violence survivor; information about sexual violence for survivors, students, journalists and others; more about our work, our members and how you can support us. There are specialist Rape Crisis centres in London and around the country.


The Havens - London  

 Specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted, including the provision of counselling.



A Sexual Assault Referral Centre (sometimes referred to as a “SARC”) provides services to victims/survivors of rape or sexual assault regardless of whether the survivor/victim chooses to reports the offence to the police or not. Each police force will usually have a SARC locally.

Sexual Assault Referral Centres are designed to be comfortable and multi-functional, providing private space for interviews and examinations, and some may also offer counselling services. “SARC”s have specialist staff that are trained to help you make informed decisions about what you want to do next. 


The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.

Our Trustee Board is exclusively made up of Managers and Directors of rape and sexual abuse support services. Our core aim is to empower survivors or rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse through supporting and improving effective responses to survivors. Member organisations provide a range of direct services to survivors including counselling, support, helplines and advocacy services for women, men and children.




The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) 

NAPAC provides a national freephone support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood. Telephone support line opening hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00am-9.00pm and Friday 10.00am-6.00pm. Call 0808 801 0331 free from all landlines and mobiles



National Society For the Prevention Of Cruelty To Children (NSPCC) 

The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. For adults concerned about a child please call 0808 800 5000; help fr children and young people is available via Childline 0800 1111.



A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19 years. 

Call us free on 0800 1111 



Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do. Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hrs 7 days a week)



Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse. Freephone 0800 77 66 00 (24 hour service, free if call from a landline and won’t show up on the phone bill, provides translation for non-English speakers)


Get Connected

Free, confidential telephone and email helpline finding young people the best help whatever the problem. Provides free connections to local or national services, and can text information to callers’ mobile phones.

Freephone 0808 808 4994 (7 days a week 1pm-11pm)


SurvivorsUK Helpline Web Chat 

National Helpline Web Chat for adult male survivors of rape or sexual

(Monday – Friday 10.30 – 21:00; Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00)


MOSAC (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children)

0800 980 1958. 

Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. We provide various types of support services and information for parents, carers and professionals dealing with child sexual abuse. 



01708 765200

Confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post.


CISters (Surviving Rape and/or Sexual Abuse) 

02380 338080

Answerphone 023 80 338080 is usually monitored daily during the week and callers can choose to leave their name and phone number, and we will call them back and will take care when doing so. Or email 

The helpline is available to female adult survivors of childhood rape/sexual abuse, and others can call if they have a concern about such issues.  In the case of the latter we will seek to signpost them to appropriate services.


PODS: Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors 

A project of Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust (START)

PODS works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through training, informing and supporting. Helpline: 0800 181 4420 – Tuesdays 6-8pm or appointments at other times by contacting the office.

Email:  (for START) or (for PODS).

Alternative website 



YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice. The charity also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents' Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.


YoungMinds does not offer advice to young people – the  helpline service is for parents or carers worried about a child or young person.

For general enquiries: 020 7089 5050 or email  




Bristol Crisis Service for Women 

Bristol Crisis Service for Women is a national organisation that supports girls and women in emotional distress. They particularly help women who harm themselves (often called self-injury).


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).



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. 


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. 


Survivors Manchester 

A useful website with various resource information for adult male survivors of rape or sexual abuse. 



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


National Society For the Prevention Of Cruelty To Children 

The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. 



Straight talk on mental health medication. Look up your medication to find out about side effects and things you might not feel comfortable asking your GP about, and listen to other people's experiences.


Stop It Now! 

Supports adults worried about child abuse, including survivors, professionals, those with a concern about their own thoughts or behaviour towards children, friends and relatives of people arrested for sexual offending. 


Out of the Storm (OOTS) 

OOTS is a not-for-profit site created and managed by volunteers who are in recovery from Complex PTSD.  Although members are "experts" in the lived experience of Complex PTSD, the content on this site should be used for informational purposes and should not replace professional therapy.

At OOTS you will find information web pages about Complex PTSD, including the latest clinical research available.  There is also an English speaking Support Forum where members from around the world share information and resources regarding Complex PTSD, discuss their experiences living with the disorder, and provide support to one another as they move forward in learning and recovery.  


Clean Slate

Clean Slate offers support to male and female victims of CSA in Oxfordshire (UK) with 1-1 counselling, support groups and workshops

For more information please visit or email  

United States of America

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Their website at is an excellent resource for American survivors.

Reading this book gives me the courage to reach out, now I know that we can heal and find peace.... we need to reach out more, it really helps yourself and others. We are all survivors
— Miss Sharon Ashelford