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This independently run charity offers listening, support, and information to higher education students by way of a confidential helpline. Nightline provides crucial out-of-hours peer support via phone, skype, email, and instant messaging services between 6pm and 8am every night of term.
Safeline is a leading specialist charity for sexual abuse and rape.
Supporting – offering counselling and support services for those who have been affected by the traumas that sexual abuse, rape and their associated issues reveal.
Preventing – actively working towards stopping rape and sexual abuse from happening.
Rape Crisis England & Wales is a national charity and the umbrella body for our network of independent member Rape Crisis Centres.
Women and Girls’ Network Counselling and support to help women and girls recover
from violence. Tel: 0808 801 0770
Samaritans Talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. Tel: 116 123 (24 hours)
Victim Support Free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience,
whether or not you report the crime. Also supports witnesses of crime. Tel: 0808 168 9111
The Havens (Sexual Assault Referral Centre): Urgent advice/appointments – 020
3299 6900, https://www.thehavens.org.uk/
Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASASC) (South London Rape Crisis): National
Helpline – 0808 802 9999, 12-14.30pm and 19:00-21:30 daily – http://www.rasasc.org.uk/
Survivors UK (National) Information, support and counselling for men and boys (18+)
who have been raped or sexually abused. Helpline Web Chat Monday – Friday 10am – 9pm, Saturday – Sunday 10am – 6pm; Contact the National Male Helpline: 0808 800 5005
Galop is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and queer people affected by sexual and domestic violence. They run London and National phone helpline as as well as an online chat service Saturday & Sunday: 15:00 – 19:00
Respond Helps children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy and other support. Tel: 0808 808 0700
Revenge Porn Helpline: 10.00am-4.00pm, Monday to Friday – 0345 600 0459
National Centre for Domestic Violence: Can help with obtaining Non-Molestation
Orders (injunctions): 0207 186 8270 or 0800 970 2070 and Press option 1: Information
about getting an injunction (http://www.ncdv.org.uk/are-you-suffering-domestic-abuse/)
FORWARD: information on FGM (Female genital mutilation)
LAWA (Latin American women)
LAWA is a dedicated free support service and the only refuge provider in the UK and Europe for Latin American, Black and minority ethnic women and children experiencing, or recovering from, domestic violence. We welcome women from any background, ethnicity, sexuality or ability, including trans* women.
Sistah SPACE Against Domestic Abuse (African & Caribbean)
Sistah Space is a safe venue dedicated to African & Caribbean victims/survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. It is staffed and managed by volunteers.
Southall Black Sisters
Southall Black Sisters (SBS) was founded in 1979 to address the needs of black (Asian and Afro-Caribbean) women. It aims to empower women to escape poverty, violence, abuse and other restrictions on their lives which prevent them from asserting their human rights to freedom, equality and justice.
Jewish Women’s Aid: Specialist service with a helpline and counselling: The JWA
helpline – 0808 801 0500, 9.30am – 9.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC): part of the ASCENT consortium to
provide linguist and culturally sensitive services to survivors of sexual and domestic
violence and abuse https://ciac.co.uk/our-services/women-and-children-support/
Asian Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC): Domestic violence and advocacy services
available in five community languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu:
SWARM (Sex Workers and Advocacy Collective Movement): is a sex worker led collective based in the UK, who define sex workers as people who sell their own sexual labour or performance, or who have done so in the past.
Further referral Services can be found in A guide to managing your sexual health and mental well-being during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Including but not limited to:
What is coronavirus? What is self-isolation? What is social distancing? Busting myths. Can I have sex? STIs, HIV, PEP & PrEP, Contraception, Abortion Care, Periods, Endometriosis, Pregnancy Care, Menopause, Domestic Abuse Survivors, Mental Health