lot of survivors feel the need to speak to someone about the effects abuse
has had on their lives. Your feelings are as individual as you are, no two
survivors will feel exactly the same. Talking to someone can help the
If you would like to discuss any of the
mental health issues raised on this page or find out how counselling might
A voluntary association offering help for female and male
survivors of childhood sexual abuse offering counselling, support groups and
befriending. Volunteer training and workshops are also available.
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
Supports adults who were abused in childhood. Also has
excellent resources to for family members supporting survivors of abuse.
The Survivors Trust
A national umbrella agency for 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. Provides contact details of support
services within the UK and Eire.
Trauma & Abuse Support Centre
provide a UK web-based
resource for survivors of the whole spectrum of child sexual abuse
(including extreme and ritual abuse) and for anyone involved in supporting
them, including family, friends, therapists and churches. On this website
you will find resources such as articles, links to other organisations and
sites, a therapist search facility, and training updates.
For over twenty years, we've
been providing information, support and counselling for men who have been
raped or sexually abused. Thousands of men contact us each year.
Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse (HAVOCA)
are a voluntary organization established to provide help, support and
guidance to adult victims of child abuse. The website has been designed to
provide a road map for the recovery process including real stories submitted
by our readers as well as advice for the long and difficult healing journey
One in Four (UK)
One in Four offers a voice to and support for people who have
experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence. Research has consistently
shown that one in four children will experience sexual abuse before the age
First Person Plural
First Person Plural is a small UK-wide registered
charity led by abuse survivors with first hand experience of
complex dissociative distress. We are a membership association
open to dissociative survivors, their friends, family &
professional allies and anyone with an interest in dissociation
who wishes to support our work.
Help and support for all non-abusing parents and carers whose
children have been sexually abused. Services offered include: advocacy,
information and advice, befriending, counselling, play therapy and support
groups following alleged child sexual abuse.
We are a national charity
supporting people with learning disabilities and other vulnerable people who
have experienced crime or abuse. We also support their families, carers and
are the national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of
crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across
England and Wales. We also speak out as a national voice for victims and
witnesses and campaign for change.
helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing
high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect
good mental health for everyone. How can we help you
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In this section you will find a
selection of leaflets you can download or print.
Leaflet from Counselling Directory
Self help leaflet from NHS Northumberland
Breaking free is
a female support project set up by a group of female survivors who
are qualified and trained therapists. The project aims to offer support to
females over the age of 18 who have experienced any or all forms of trauma
due to emotional, mental, physical, sexual abuse and rape from childhood
to now .
a service to adult male survivors of sexual abuse. It offers two support
groups, providing a unique therapy experience to non offending adult male
survivors, who were either sexually abused as a child or adult.
The New Swindon Sanctuary
The New Swindon Sanctuary is a dedicated centre to support victims of sexual
assault throughout Wiltshire, whether they be men, women or children. Our
trained professionals can provide immediate medical care, a forensic
examination, counselling and onward referral.
Our service is available,
whether or not you wish to have Police involvement.
Revival Support Service
Revival Support Services' purpose is to promote and protect
the mental health of adults who have survived rape and/or sexual abuse at
any time in their lives, their partners and children, primarily but not
exclusively in Wiltshire, through the provision of a counselling, support,
information and advice service.
Swindon and District Samaritans has been
offering emotional support to those in crisis for more than 40 years. You
can call or email 24hrs a day.
Local branch of the national charity providing support,
resources and drop-in sessions.