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Abuse

Lists organisations and services who can help if you are experiencing abuse, or if you've experienced abuse in the past.

Sexual abuse – support for all

Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse (HAVOCA)

havoca.org
Information and support for adults affected by childhood abuse, including an online support forum.

Lifecentre

0808 802 0808 (freephone)
07717 989 022 (textline)
lifecentre.uk.com
Support for survivors of sexual abuse and anyone supporting them, including a helpline, text support and email counselling.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

0808 801 0331
napac.org.uk
A charity supporting adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Provides a support line and local support services.

One in Four

0800 170 0314
oneinfour.org.uk
Offers advocacy and counselling services and information for people who have experienced sexual abuse.

The Survivors Trust

08088 010 818
thesurvivorstrust.org
Lists local specialist services for survivors of sexual violence, including advocates and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs).

Sexual abuse – support for women

CIS'ters (Childhood Incest Survivors)

023 8033 8080
cisters.org.uk
Provides help and support for adult women who suffered incestuous abuse in childhood.

Rape Crisis England & Wales

rapecrisis.org.uk
Support for women and girls affected by rape, sexual abuse or any form of sexual violence. Provides details of local centres.

Sexual abuse – support for men

Mankind

mkcharity.org
Provides one-to-one counselling, therapeutic groups and couple counselling to men (age 18+) who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives.

Survivors UK

020 3322 1860 (SMS)
074 9181 6064 (WhatsApp)
survivorsuk.org
Support for men who have experienced rape or sexual abuse, including text lines and an online chat service.

Sexual abuse – support for non-abusive parents and carers of children who have been sexually abused

Mosac

0800 980 1958
mosac.org.uk
Support, advice and information for non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.

Support to prevent sexual abuse of children

Lucy Faithfull Foundation

lucyfaithfull.org.uk
Offers a range of services for individuals and families looking for help, advice, support and intervention with issues relating to child sexual abuse.

Stop It Now!

0808 1000 900
stopitnow.org.uk
Confidential freephone helpline for people who are struggling with sexual thoughts and behaviours towards children, or are concerned about someone else's behaviour.

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