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FINDING A THERAPIST

Trauma & Abuse Support Centre (TASC)
A UK web-based resource for survivors on the whole spectrum of child sexual abuse and for anyone involved in supporting them.
http://www.tasc-online.org.uk/

Website with a directory of registered counselors and therapists throughout the UK
http://www.BACP.CO.UK

Women's Counseling Service
PO Box 315, Hounslow TW3 1QF
Helpline: 0845 123 2324 (Mon 6.30-9pm)
Tel: 0845 123 2325 (Mon, Tues and Thurs)
Email: womenscounselling@zoom.co.uk
Offers free face-to-face counseling (where available), telephone support and group work. It serves Greater London.

British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD
Tel: 020 7745 7262
Email: info@baat.org
http://www.baat.org
Art therapy can be useful in exploring and expressing the many feelings associated with child sexual abuse, including anger. BAAT can give details of therapists in your area.

Relate
National Headquarters, Herbert Grey College, Little Church Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3AP
Helpline: 0845 130 4010 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm)
Admin: 0845 456 1310
http://www.relate.org.uk
They provide relationship counseling throughout the UK.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP AND SUPPORT

WOMEN'S AID
24 hour National Domestic Violence Help line 08082000247 (free phone). They offer details of how to contact various organisations providing services to women and children experiencing domestic violence, programmes for perpetrators and women’s campaigning groups.
http://www.womensaid.org.uk

REFUGE
Domestic Violence National Helpline 0870 5995443

Women's Aid (Ireland)
Tel: 1800 341 900
http://www.womensaid.ie

Women's Aid (Northern Ireland)
Tel: 0800 917 1414
Both these organisations offer support for victims of domestic violence or abuse. Their websites are secure so that nobody need know that you have visited them.
http://www.womensaidni.org

24 HOUR HELP AND SUPPORT FOR WHEN IN CRISIS

SAMARITANS
24 hour confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that might lead to suicide
Phone 08457 909090 (cost of a local call)
Text 07725 909090
Write to: Chris, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA
Email jo@samaritans.org
http://www.samaritans.org

FOR CHILDREN, UNDER 18 YEAR OLDS AND CARERS

Child Line
Freepost NATN1111, London E1 6BR
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (24hrs)
Deaf/hearing impaired text phone helpline: 0800 400 222 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-9.30pm, Sat and Sun 9.30am-8pm)


This is a confidential telephone counseling service for children.
http://www.childline.org.uk

Kidscape
2 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH
Helpline: 0845 120 5204 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
Tel: 020 7730 3300,
Fax: 020 7730 7081
This is a telephone advice for parents with concerns about school bullying and child sexual abuse.
http://www.kidscape.org.uk

NCH Action for Children
85 Highbury Park, London N5 1UD
Helpline: 0845 762 6579 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Tel: 020 7704 7058
This is a voluntary organisation whose services include specialist treatment centers for sexually abused children.
http://www.nch.org.uk

NCH Cymru
St David's Court, 68 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9DN
Tel: 029 2022 2127 fax: 029 2922 9952
Provides help for children who have been sexually abused and for their families.
http://www.nch.org.uk

Family Matters
5 Manor Road, Gravesend, Kent DA1Z 1AA
Helpline: 01474 537 392
Tel: 01474 536 661
Email: admin@familymatters.force9.co.uk

They offer counseling, listening and information to adults and children aged four and over who are survivors of sexual abuse. (Messages left on helpline answerphone will be answered as soon as possible.)
http://www.charitynet.org/~family-matters

Childwatch
19 Spring Bank, Hull HU3 1AF
Tel: 01482 325 552 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Fax: 01482 585 214
Email: info@childwatch.org.uk

Free confidential counseling and support service for children who have been abused, and for adults abused as children.
http://www.childwatch.org.uk
Mosac
141 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA
Tel: 0800 980 1958
Mosac is a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused, to provide support, advice, information and counselling following the discovery of sexual abuse. They provide useful help and resources.
http://www.mosac.org.uk

YoungMinds
48-50 St John Street, London EC1M 4DG
Tel: 020 7336 8445
Fax: 020 7336 8446
Email: enquiries@youngminds.org.uk

They deal with all issues affecting the mental wellbeing of children. They produce useful publications, including the leaflet ‘Do you know someone who has been sexually abused?’ which is downloadable from their website.
http://www.youngminds.org.uk

GENERAL HELP AND SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED AS CHILDREN

NAPAC (The National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH
Tel: 020 8313 9460
Helpline: 0800 085 3330 (Mon-Fri 10.30-3pm)
Email: via website (see below)

NAPAC is the only national free phone helpline for men or women who are adult survivors of any kind of childhood abuse. Staffed by people with an in-depth understanding of the effects of abuse, you can contact them just to get things off your chest, discuss action you might want to take or to tap into their expertise on resources locally and nationally.
http://www.napac.org.uk

Rape Crisis England and Wales
Email: info@rapecrisis.org.uk
They provide a list of local organisations throughout England and Wales with contact details, services offered and opening times.
http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Rape Crisis Federation Scotland
First Floor, 93 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6LD
Email: info@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

They offer a useful pack of information, also available in community languages, such as Cantonese, Punjabi and Urdu as well as contacts with specialist health organisations. Has some information on rape and abuse for those working as prostitutes.
http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)
Cobblestones, Moorside Lane, Falfield, Wootton Under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 8DJ
Email: friend@havoca.org (for confidential support)
Email: info@havoca.org (for general enquiries)

They provide information to any adult who is suffering from past childhood abuse. This is a useful website, including a survivor's forum.
http://www.havoca.org

Safeline
King Tom House, 39b High Street, Warwick CV34 4AX
Helpline: 0808 800 5005 (Mon, Wed and Fri 7-10pm; Tues and Thurs 7.30-9.30pm)
Email: safeline@bigfoot.com
Offers support and information nationwide, by telephone, for people who have been sexually abused in childhood. Those in the Warwickshire and Coventry area can also arrange one-to-one counselling, befriending and support groups.
http://www.safelinewarwick.co.uk

RASAC
Rape and Sexual abuse counselling for me and women who have suffered rape or sexual abuse at any time in their life. Free and confidential listening, support and information service, face to face counselling service

Women's helpline (answered only by women)
Tel: 01962 848024 Monday 11.30am to 1.30pm Tuesday and Thursday evening 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Men's help line (answered by men and women)
Tel: 01962 848027 Monday 11.30am to 1.30pm and Thursday 7.00pm to 9.30pm
http://www.rasac.org.uk

STOP IT NOW
Free phone 0808 1000900
Help line aimed at adults who have abused or are thinking of abusing a child, family and friends of abusers and parents of children and young people with worrying sexual behaviour.
http://www.stopitnow.org.uk

Black Women's Rape Action Project
Crossroads Women's Centre, 230a Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2AB
Helpline: 020 7482 2496 (Mon to Fri 1.30-4pm)
Fax: 020 7209 4761
Email: bwrap@dircon.co.uk

They offer practical support and counselling to black and immigrant women and other women of colour, including asylum seekers. It serves London.
Centre opening hours: Tues and Wed 12-4pm, Thurs 5-7pm.
http://www.womenagainstrape.net

Breaking Free
Marshall House, 124 Middleton Road, Morden, Surrey SM4 6RW
Helpline: 0845 108 0055 (answering machine updated weekly; minicom by arrangement)
Email: breakingfreecharity@hotmail.com
They primarily support adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse, offering individual support and counselling, group support sessions, support via letter and a quarterly newsletter. They also act as an information and signposting agency for male/female survivors, friends, relatives and other professional agencies.

Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre
PO Box 20, Oxford, OX2 6GB
Helpline: 01865 726 295 (Mon and Thurs 6.30-9pm, Sun 6-8.30pm)
They offer support to female survivors of rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual harassment. Takes calls from all areas of the UK.

FOR MALE SURVIVORS

AMSOSA
161 Victoria Rd, Swindon, SN1 3BU
Helpline: 0845 430 9371 (Wed 7-9pm)
Email: admin@amsosa.com
This is a telephone helpline for adult (17+) male survivors of child sexual abuse and adult rape. It serves south east and south west England.
http://www.amsosa.com


Survivors UK
2 Leathermarket Street, London SE1 5HN
Helpline: 0845 122 1201 (Tues and Thurs 7-10pm)
Tel: 020 7357 6222

Provides support for men who have been raped or sexually abused. Helpline takes calls from the whole of the UK. Also provides face-to-face counselling and support groups in the London area.
http://www.survivorsuk.org

FOR SURVIVORS WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE CARE SYSTEM

Careleavers' Association
St Thomas Centre, Arwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 275 9500
Email: info@careleavers.org.uk

Provides support for care leavers.
http://www.careleavers.org.uk

FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED BY HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE WORKERS

Witness
Delta House, 175-177 Borough High Street, London, SE11HR
Tel (office): 020 7939 9920
Helpline: 08454 500 300
Email: infor@witnessagainstabuse.org

Witness wants to see a world where health and social care relationships are free of abusive practice, and is dedicated to helping people who have been abuse in this situation. It provides a helpline and professional support and advocacy services for those affected, as well as campaigning for improvements in policy, law and practice, conducting research and providing education and training.

http://www.popan.org.uk

FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

Ann Craft Trust
Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
Tel: 0115 951 5400
Helpline: 0808 808 0700
Email: information@anncrafttrust.org

National information and advice service on all aspects of abuse/exploitation of adults and children with learning difficulties, for parents and involved professionals. Also offers training, produces publications and undertakes research.
http://www.anncrafttrust.org

Respond
3rd Floor, 24-32 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD
Tel: office 020 7383 0700
Helpline: 0808 808 0700 (Mon-Fri 1.30-5pm)
Email: helpline@respond.org.uk

This is for people with learning difficulties who have experienced or perpetrated sexual abuse, their carers and professionals.
http://www.respond.org.uk

Voice UK
Wyvern House, Railway Terrace, Derby, DE1 2RU
Helpline: 0845 122 8695 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Email: voice@voiceuk.org.uk

Supports people with learning difficulties that have experienced crime or abuse, and their families, carers and professional workers.
http://www.voiceuk.org.uk

FOR SURVIVORS WITH DID

PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Address: 83a High Street, HUNTINGDON, PE29 3DP
Office telephone: 01480 878409
Helpline: 0800 181 4420 (open Tuesdays 6-8pm. Messages can be left at other times and an appointment made)
Email: info@pods-online.org.uk
http://www.pods-online.org.uk

They work to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through: training, informing and supporting.
They provide;
· information and awareness training days/workshops to inform and educate about the reality of living with and recovering from dissociation, trauma and sexual abuse, suitable both for dissociative survivors, their supporters and professionals such as counselors and psychotherapists
· opportunities for survivors, partners and supporters to meet together and provide mutual support
· a weekly telephone helpline (6.00 pm to 8.00 pm on Tuesday evenings, but at other times messages can be left and we will try to arrange a mutually convenient slot)
· ongoing e-mail support
· resources such as an e-magazine called Multiple Parts, Information Booklets and Emergency DID Information cards
· signposting to other organisations


First Person Plural
PO Box 2537, Wolverhampton, WV4 4ZL
Email: fpp@firstpersonplural.org.uk
http://www.firstpersonplural.org.uk

This is a National survivor-led group for dissociative survivors of trauma and abuse.

Mosaic Minds, Inc.
This is a primarily web-based site for survivors of childhood trauma and their loved ones, with a focus on dissociative identity disorder.
http://www.mosaicminds.org

FOR SURVIVORS WITH OCD, PHOBIAS, COMPULSIONS, PANIC AND ANXIETY CONCERNS

Triumph over phobia (TOP U.K)
Telephone 0845 6009601
Self-help groups in various areas in regards to OCD, panic attacks, anxiety and phobias.
http://www.triumphoverphobia.com

Eating Disorders Association
103 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1DW
Adult helpline: 0845 634 1414 (Mon-Fri 8.30am-8.30pm, Sat 1-4.30pm)
Youth helpline: 0845 634 7650 (Mon-Fri 4-6.30pm, Sat 1-4.30pm)
Textphone: 01603 753 222 (Mon-Fri 8.30am-8.30pm)
Email: info@edauk.com
http://www.edauk.com

Overeaters Anonymous
PO Box 19, Stretford, Manchester M32 9EB
Tel: 07000 784 985

Help for those in eating distress based on a 12-Step approach. They provide a list of meetings throughout Britain.


First Steps to Freedom
1 Taylor Close, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LW
Helpline: 0845 120 2916
Email: info@first-steps.org

Support for people experiencing anxiety disorders, including panic attacks.
http://www.first-steps.org

No Panic
93 Brands Farm Way, Randlay, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 2JQ
Helpline: 0808 808 0545 (10am-10pm every day) tel: 01952 590 005
Email: ceo@nopanic.org.uk

Support for people who experience panic attacks, and those with phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder and who are withdrawing from tranquillisers.
http://www.nopanic.org.uk

Bristol Crisis Service for Women
PO Box 654, Bristol BS99 1XH
Helpline: 0117 925 1119 (Fri and Sat 9pm-12.30am, Sun 6-9pm)

This is a national helpline for women in crisis, particularly those who self-injure. Has a helpful publications list. Also provides training and produces publications.
http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/bcsw

National Self Harm Network
PO Box 7264, Nottingham, NG1 6WJ
Email: info@nshn.co.uk
http://www.nshn.co.uk

GETTING LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
PO Box 466, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 5LG
Tel: 01923 286 888 (Tues and Thurs 10am-1pm and 2-4pm)
Email: info@childabuselawyers.com

Can provide help with finding a solicitor and advise survivors of abuse of what they may expect to get from a lawyer.
http://www.childabuselawyers.com
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