R.A.N.S. (Ritual Abuse Network Scotland)
Informational and useful resource for anyone connected with ritual abuse (survivors, friends, counsellors). Member forum, articles and helpful links.
Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing
Information and Resources for Ritual Abuse Survivors, Therapists and Others
Getting Legal Assistance
Child Abuse Solicitor
Child Abuse Solicitor, IBB Solicitors
Capital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex. UB8 1AB
Email: Malcom Underhil
For advise on obtaining compensation for childhood abuse and to obtain resources for recovery please visit: http://www.ibblaw.co.uk/service/personal-injury-and-clinical-negligence/child-abuse
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)
Can provide help with finding a solicitor and advise survivors of abuse of what they may expect to get from a lawyer.
OCD, Phobias, Compulsions, Panic and Anxiety Concerns
Triumph over Phobia (TOP U.K)
Telephone 0845 600 9601
Self help groups in various areas in regards to OCD, panic attacks, anxiety and phobias.
BEAT- Beating Eating Disorders
Wensum House, 103 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1DW
Adult Helpline: 0845 634 1414 (Mon-Fri, 10.30am-8.30pm, Sat, 1-4.30pm), Alternatively, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Helpline, under age 25: 0845 634 7650 (Mon-Fri, 4:30-8.30pm, Sat, 1-4.30pm) Alternatively, you can email: email@example.com
Youth Text Line: 0778 620 1820 (Response back within 24 hours)
Beat provides advice and support for anyone concerned about any eating disorder, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating. Live lines,Support Groups, Chat, Message Boards and Resources.
PO Box 19, Stretford, Manchester M32 9EB
tel: 0700 078 4985
Help for those in eating distress based on a 12-Step approach. List of meetings throughout Britain.
First Steps to Freedom
1 Taylor Close, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LW
helpline: 0845 120 2916
Support for people experiencing anxiety disorders, including panic attacks.
93 Brands Farm Way, Randlay, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 2JQ
helpline: 0808 808 0545 (10am-10pm every day) tel: 01952 590 005
Support for people who experience panic attacks, and those with phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder and who are withdrawing from tranquillizers.
Bristol Crisis Service for Women
PO Box 654, Bristol, BS99 1XH
helpline: 0117 925 1119 (Fri and Sat 9pm-12.30am, Sun 6-9pm)
A national helpline for women in crisis, particularly those who self-injure. Has a helpful publications list. Also provides training and produces publications.
National Self Harm Network
PO Box 7264, Nottingham, NG1 6WJ
For Survivors with DID
PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through: training, informing and supporting.
Address: 83a High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3DP
Office telephone: 0148 087 8409
Helpline: 0800 181 4420 (Tues, 6-8pm. Messages can be left at other times and an appointment made)
- 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 counsellors 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
National survivor-led group for dissociative survivors of trauma and abuse.
Mosaic Minds, Inc.
Primarily web-based site for survivors of childhood trauma and their loved ones, with a focus on dissociative identity disorder.
For Survivors 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
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.
3rd Floor, 24-32 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD
Tel: office 0207 383 0700
helpline: 0808 808 0700 (Mon-Fri 1.30-5pm)
For people with learning difficulties who have experienced or perpetrated sexual abuse, their carers and professionals.
Wyvern House, Railway Terrace, Derby, DE1 2RU
helpline: 0845 122 8695 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Supports people with learning difficulties who have experienced crime or abuse, and their families, carers and professional workers.
Abused by Health and Social Care Workers
Delta House, 175-177 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR
tel (office): 0207 939 9920
helpline: 0845 450 0300
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.
For Male Survivors
161 Victoria Rd, Swindon, SN1 3BU
helpline: 0845 430 9371 (Wed, 7-9pm)
Telephone helpline for adult (17+) male survivors of child sexual abuse and adult rape. Serves south east and south west England.
Unit 1, Queen Anne Terrace
London. E1W 3HH
Opening hours; 10.30am-9pm (Monday-Friday) and 10am-6pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Web Chat; www.survivorsuk.org/
Text Chat; 020 3322 1860
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.
General Help and Support
Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anonymous (SOSAA)
Supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse using 12 step meetings.
tel: 07956 013 455
NAPAC (The National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
42 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NH
tel: 0208 313 9460
helpline: 0800 085 3330 (Mon-Fri, 10.30-3pm)
email: via website (see below)
NAPAC is the only national freephone 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.
Rape Crisis England and Wales
Lists local organisations throughout England and Wales with contact details, services offered and opening times.
Rape Crisis Federation Scotland
First Floor, 93 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6LD
Offers 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.
HAVOCA (Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse)
Cobblestones, Moorside Lane, Falfield, Wootton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8DJ
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for confidential support)
email: email@example.com (for general enquiries)
Provides information to any adult who is suffering from past childhood abuse. Useful website, including survivor’s forum.
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)
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.
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)
0196 284 8024 (Mon, 11.30am -1.30pm, Tues and Thurs, 7-9.30pm)
Men’s Helpline (answered by men and women)
0196 284 8027 (Mon, 11.30am -1.30pm, Tues and Thurs, 7 – 9.30pm)
STOP IT NOW
Free phone 0808 100 0900
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.
Black Women’s Rape Action Project
Crossroads Women’s Centre, 230a Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2AB
helpline: 0207 482 2496 (Mon to Fri, 1.30-4pm)
fax: 0207 209 4761
Offers practical support and counselling to black and immigrant women and other women of colour, including asylum seekers. Serves London. Centre opening hours: Tues and Wed 12-4pm, Thurs 5-7pm.
Marshall House, 124 Middleton Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 6RW
helpline: 0845 108 0055 (answering machine updated weekly; minicom by arrangement)
Primarily supporting adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse, offering individual support and counselling, group support sessions, support via letter and a quarterly newsletter. Acts 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: 0186 572 6295 (Mon and Thurs, 6.30-9pm and Sun, 6-8.30pm)
Supports female survivors of rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual harassment. Takes calls from all areas of the UK.
For Children under 18 and Carers
Freepost NATN1111, London, E1 6BR
helpline: 0800 11 11 (24hrs)
Deaf/hearing impaired textphone helpline: 0800 400 222 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-9.30pm, Sat and Sun, 9.30am-8pm)
Confidential telephone counselling service for children.
2 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0DH
helpline: 0845 120 5204 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm), tel: 020 7730 3300, fax: 020 7730 7081
Telephone advice for parents with concerns about school bullying and child sexual abuse.
NCH Action for Children
85 Highbury Park, London, N5 1UD
helpline: 0845 762 6579 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
tel: 020 7704 7058
Voluntary organisation whose services include specialist treatment centres for sexually abused children.
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.
5 Manor Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA1Z 1AA
helpline: 01474 537 392
tel: 01474 536 661 (Messages left on helpline answerphone will be answered as soon as possible.)
Offers counselling, listening and information to adults and children aged four and over who are survivors of sexual abuse.
19 Spring Bank, Hull, HU3 1AF
tel: 01482 325 552 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
fax: 01482 585 214
Free confidential counselling and support service for children who have been abused, and for adults abused as children.
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. Provides useful help and resources.
48-50 St John Street, London, EC1M 4DG
tel: 020 7336 8445
fax: 020 7336 8446
Deals with all issues affecting the mental well being of children. Produces useful publications, including the leaflet “Do you know someone who has been sexually abused?” which is downloadable from their website.
24 Hour Help and Support
24 hour confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that might lead to suicide.
Phone 0845 790 9090 (cost of a local call) or Text 0772 590 9090
Write to: Chris, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA