Sexual abuse – support for all
HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)
Provides information to any adult who is suffering from past childhood abuse. Website includes survivors' forum.
PO Box 58, Chichester PO19 8UD
Freephone helpline: 0808 802 0808
Text helpline: 07717 989 022
Telephone counselling for survivors of sexual abuse and those supporting survivors. Also offers face-to-face counselling and art therapy groups in West Sussex.
One in four
Advocacy service, counselling service (available over skype and in several languages) and information for people who have experienced sexual abuse.
The Lantern Project
Help and support for survivors of sexual abuse. Information library on website, and survivors' online forum.
The Survivors Trust
UK network of support organisations for survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. Offers extensive information resources plus details of your local specialist support.
Sexual abuse – support for women
CIS'ters (Childhood Incest Survivors)
PO Box 119, Eastleigh SO50 92F
tel: 023 8033 8080
Provides help and support for adult women who suffered incest as a child. Organises workshops and conferences to raise awareness on the issues surrounding incest, particularly mental distress.
Rape Crisis (England and Wales)
National Freephone helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12–12.30 pm, 7pm–9.30pm every day, plus 3pm–5.30pm weekdays)
Lists local organisations throughout England and Wales with contact details, services offered and opening times. Services are available to women who have been sexually abused at any time in their lives.
Sexual abuse – support for men
tel: 01273 911 680
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.
020 3598 3898
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 10.30am to 9pm, Sat to Sun: 10am to 6pm. Support for men who have been raped or sexually abused. Also provides webchat, face-to-face counselling and support groups in the London area.
Sexual abuse – support for non-abusive parents and carers of children who have been sexually abused
helpline: 0800 980 1958
Mosac is a voluntary organisation supporting non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused, providing support, advice, information and counselling following the discovery of sexual abuse.
Support to prevent sexual abuse of children
Lucy Faithfull Foundation
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation offers a range of services for individuals and families looking for help, advice, support and intervention with regard to issues surrounding child sexual abuse.
Stop it Now!
helpline: 0808 1000 900 (Mon to Thurs: 9am to 9pm; Fri: 9am to 7pm)
email support (confidential): [email protected]
Confidential freephone helpline for people struggling with sexual thoughts and behaviours towards children. Also supports anyone with a concern, including the parents and carers of children and young people with worrying sexual behaviour, and friends and family worried about the behaviour of another adult.
This information was published in November 2016.