Abuse Help & Recovery

The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust is the largest umbrella agency for specialist rape and sexual abuse services in the UK

The Survivors Trust runs a free, national helpline 7 days a week for people aged 16+. We welcome and encourage all survivors of rape or sexual abuse and violence to call our helpline. We are a fully inclusive service, providing safe, non-judgemental support to survivors, their supporters and professionals.

When you call us, you'll be warmly greeted by one of our specially trained helpline workers who are there to listen and support you. We give you the time and space to talk about whatever you need to.

Tel: 08088 010 818
Monday- Thursday: 10am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-5.30pm & 6pm-8pm
Friday: 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-5.30pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday: 5pm-8pm

Website: www.thesurvivorstrust.org


The National Association for People Abused in Childhood

NAPAC provides the only free national support service for adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse. We offer specialist, confidential support to all adult survivors of any type of abuse, operated by experienced staff and trained volunteers.

NAPAC works closely with the criminal justice and public health sectors. We support survivors to navigate and understand their options with criminal and civil law, and in healing and recovery. Choice is key, and our website provides a lot of free information for survivors and those supporting them.

Tel: 08088 010331
Monday- Thursday: 10am-9pm
Friday: 10am-6pm

Email: support@napac.org.uk

Website: napac.org.uk

Survivors UK

We challenge the silence to support sexually abused men

We provide a national online helpline, individual and group counselling for boys, men and non-binary people aged 13+ who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. We also offer emotional support through the justice system and support for friends and families of survivors.

Text: 02033 221860
Monday – Sunday 12pm – 8pm or chat online on their website

Website: www.survivorsuk.org


Our mission is to raise awareness of the existence of sexual abuse during childhood and to highlight the needs of those directly and indirectly affected.

We are a peer-based organisation and offer adult females, who as female children were sexually abused within a family environment, the opportunity to join CIS’ters as a member. CIS’ters does not, currently, deliver 1:2:1 counselling, as our focus is on peer-group work. We use an empowerment model for our peer group work. However, we can and do signpost survivors to their local specialist service if an individual is seeking 1:2:1 counselling.

Tel: 02380 338080

Email: helpme@cister.org.uk

Website: cisters.org.uk


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

SupportLine is particularly aimed at those who are isolated, at risk, vulnerable and victims of any form of abuse and specialises in providing emotional support for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and anyone who has been raped/sexually assaulted.

Tel: 01708 765200

Email: info@supportline.org.uk

Website: www.supportline.org.uk


All non-abusing parents, carers and families have the right to receive comprehensive support to live with the consequences of sexual abuse and to aid recovery. We aim to provide a unique and specialist service, offering practical and emotional support to non-abusing parents, carers and families of children who have been sexually abused.

Tel: 0800 9801958

Website: mosac.org.uk

The Aurora Foundation

The Aurora Foundation a trauma recovery service and therapeutic community that helps adult men and women who have suffered any kind of childhood trauma/abuse.

The Aurora Foundation a trauma recovery service and therapeutic community that helps adult men and women who have suffered any kind of childhood trauma/abuse.

Tel: 020 85411951

Website: www.aurorafoundation.org.uk

Self Injury Support

We recognise the role and function that self-injury can play in people’s lives at different times. We aim to foster feelings of autonomy and empowerment in the people we support. Our aim is to give people access to clear and objective information designed to help them make the right choices for them at different times in their lives. We do not tell people to stop using self-injury, as this is not our choice to make.

Support available Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm - 9:30pm

Text: 07537 423444

Tel: 0808 8008088

Email: tessmail@selfinjurysupport.org.uk

Online Webchat: Click here

Website: www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk


Minister And Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors

MACSAS supports women and men who have been sexually abused, as children or adults, by ministers, clergy or others under the guise of the Church. We support both Survivors who have remained within their Christian communities and those who have left.

Tel: 08088 010340 - Wednesdays 7pm-9:30pm, Saturdays 9am-11:30am

Website: www.macsas.org.uk

Penny Parks Training

Directory of qualified Parks Inner Child Therapists, fast, thorough and gentle therapy model created by the author of 'Rescuing the Inner Child'. The only local therapist is Sandy Wilks (Hayling Island).

Email: sandywilks@btinternet.com

Website: www.ppfoundation.org


Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Helpline support and information for all survivors of rape or childhood sexual abuse. Anyone can call the helpline however their counselling is only available to girls and women living within any of the London Boroughs.

Tel: 08088 029999 - 24/7 helpline

Website: www.rasasc.org.uk


We believe everyone affected by or at risk of sexual violence should feel supported and empowered

Safeline is a specialist charity that works to prevent sexual violence and abuse and support those affected to cope and recover. They offer a national online and telephone-based counselling service, and all their services are free of charge. They also have an online live chat for male survivors of abuse.

Tel: 01926 402498 - Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Website: safeline.org.uk


Helping men escape domestic abuse

Our confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK as well as their friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues and employers.

We provide an information, support and signposting service to men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife, partner (including same-sex partner) or husband. This can range from physical violence or object throwing to abuse such as constant bullying or insults.

Tel: 01823 334244 - Weekdays 10am – 4pm

Website: mankind.org.uk


We are a dedicated and diverse team of people working since 1985 in the domestic abuse sector. Our team come from many different communities, and some have lived experience and some with worked experience – constantly learning from each other. We are passionate about our work together with women, men, and children who are living with abuse, our work with other teams, organisations and within our communities.

Tel: 0800 916 9878

Email: ParagonHants@theyoutrust.org.uk

Website: paragonteam.org.uk/teams/hampshire

Stop Domestic Abuse

We help all those affected by domestic abuse by providing innovative and unique services. We work to ensure that victims are supported to recover, and perpetrators are supported to change their behaviour.

Tel: 0330 0533 630

Email: info@stopdomesticabuse.uk

Website: stopdomesticabuse.uk

Respect - Men's Advice Line

There are a range of services available for men who have been affected by domestic abuse that support you to receive emotional and practical help, understand your rights and options and safely leave an abusive relationship.

Tel: 0808 8010 327 - Monday – Friday 10am - 5pm

Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk

Website: mensadviceline.org.uk/male-victims

Portsmouth Abuse & Rape Counselling Service (PARCS)

Portsmouth Abuse & Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) provides free specialist counselling and psychotherapy for people who have experienced sexual and/or domestic abuse, based in the Portsmouth and Southeast Hampshire area.

PARCS also provides the following services:

  • Counselling for parents, carers and family members
  • Helpline – Emotional Telephone Support
  • Specialist support groups
  • Training, consultation and clinical supervision
  • Awareness and prevention services
  • Services to support young people who display harmful sexual behaviour

Tel: 02392 669513 for general advice and referrals

Email: parcs@family-action.org.uk

Emotional Telephone Support line: 0300 222 5735, Mondays 11am – 2pm & Thursdays 4pm - 7pm

Website: www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/portsmouth-abuse-and-rape-counselling-service-parcs


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