Helplines for adult survivors of childhood abuse

Last updated: 10-22-2020

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Helplines for adult survivors of childhood abuse

We are the only national organisation focused on supporting adults who have been abused in any way as children. We know that most children who are abused don't talk about it until they become adults and NAPAC exists to support survivors of child abuse when want to talk and receive support.

Safeline is a specialised charity working to prevent sexual abuse and to support those affected in their recovery.  We provide a comprehensive range of services for people affected by sexual abuse.

National helplines and online support (text, chat, email), providing immediate emotional support, information and advice to anyone affected by sexual abuse or rape.   Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs), providing emotional and practical support for those individuals who choose to report the abuse to the police.   Family members and friends of abuse survivors can also use Safeline’s services.  Face-to-face services are provided across the whole of Warwickshire and surrounding areas, Helpline and online support services and training provisions are offered throughout the UK.

The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella agency for over 120 specialist voluntary sector agencies providing a range of counselling, therapeutic and support services working with women, men and children who are victims/survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

National helpline for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse (male and female), their families and friends.  Provides emotional and practical support.

Rape Crisis rapecrisis.org.ukNational Organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse. 

See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries.

If you have been subjected to sexual abuse and rape, one of your biggest challenges will be taking the decision to talk to someone. At Family Matters we know this can seem an enormous and daunting step. Established in 1990, we are a specialised charitable service and the largest provider of childhood sexual abuse and rape therapy in the country. Our work extends across 14 boroughs in Kent, Surrey and South East London and we help over 4000 people each year.

A support network for survivors of all faiths and backgrounds including those who have experienced any kind of sexual abuse, including FGM and forced marriage

This is the joint website of Women Against Rape and Black Women's Rape Action Project. Both organisations are based on self-help and provide support, legal information and advocacy. We campaign for justice and protection for all women and girls, including asylum seekers, who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence.

Survivors UK – Male Rape & Sexual Abusesurvivorsuk.orgWays we can help 

If you have been subjected to male rape or sexual abuse, one of your biggest challenges will be taking the decision to talk to someone. At Survivors UK we know this can seem an enormous and daunting step.  Anxiety and fear are among the most common emotions experienced by the abused.  But these feelings do become easier and people can, and do, successfully go on to explore their past and its links with today in making sense of recurring problems.  We offer emotional support by our Chat Service and SMS and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction. 


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