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A Non-Profit Organization for Child Abuse Survivors Learning to Thrive

Ritual Abuse

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.

Website: http://www.rans.org.uk

 

Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing

Information and Resources for Ritual Abuse Survivors, Therapists and Others

Website: http://ra-info.org/

Getting Legal Assistance

Child Abuse Solicitor

Malcom Underhill

Child Abuse Solicitor, IBB Solicitors

Capital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex. UB8 1AB

tel: 01895207972

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)

email: info@childabuselawyers.com

web: http://www.childabuselawyers.com

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

http://www.triumphoverphobia.com

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: help@b-eat.co.uk

Youth Helpline, under age 25: 0845 634 7650 (Mon-Fri, 4:30-8.30pm, Sat, 1-4.30pm) Alternatively, you can email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk

Youth Text Line: 0778 620 1820 (Response back within 24 hours)

email: info@b-eat.co.uk

web: http://www.b-eat.co.uk

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.

 

Overeaters Anonymous

PO Box 19, Stretford, Manchester M32 9EB

tel: 0700 078 4985

website: http://www.oagb.org.uk

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

email: info@first-steps.org

web: http://www.first-steps.org

Support for people experiencing anxiety disorders, including panic attacks.

 

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

web: http://www.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 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)

web: http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/bcsw

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

email: info@nshn.co.uk

web: http://www.nshn.co.uk

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

Website: http://www.pods-online.org.uk

Email: info@pods-online.org.uk

Office telephone: 0148 087 8409

Helpline: 0800 181 4420 (Tues, 6-8pm. Messages can be left at other times and an appointment made)

PODS provides:

  • 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

email: fpp@firstpersonplural.org.uk

web: http://www.firstpersonplural.org.uk

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

 

Mosaic Minds, Inc.

web: http://www.mosaicminds.org

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

email: information@anncrafttrust.org

web: http://www.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.

 

Respond

3rd Floor, 24-32 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD

Tel: office 0207 383 0700

helpline: 0808 808 0700 (Mon-Fri 1.30-5pm)

email: helpline@respond.org.uk

web: http://www.respond.org.uk

For people with learning difficulties who have experienced or perpetrated sexual abuse, their carers and professionals.

 

Voice UK

Rooms 100-106, Kelvin House, Derby, DE24 8UP

tel: 01332 291 042

email: voice@voiceuk.org.uk

web: http://www.familycarers.org.uk/member/voice-uk

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

Witness

49 – 51 East Road, London, N1 6AH

tel (answering service): 0203 468 4194

email: info@professionalboundaries.org.uk

web: http://www.professionalboundaries.org.uk/

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

AMSOSA

161 Victoria Rd, Swindon, SN1 3BU

helpline: 0845 430 9371 (Wed, 7-9pm)

email: admin@amsosa.com

web: http://www.amsosa.com

Telephone helpline for adult (17+) male survivors of child sexual abuse and adult rape. Serves south east and south west England.

 

Survivors UK

Unit 1, Queen Anne Terrace
Sovereign Court
The Highway
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

Email; help@survivorsuk.org

 

web: http://www.survivorsuk.org

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)

www.sosaa.org.uk/

Supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse using 12 step meetings.

tel: 07956 013 455

email: natalie@sosaa.org.uk

 

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)

web: http://www.napac.org.uk

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

email: info@rapecrisis.org.uk

web: http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk

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

email: info@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

web: http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

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: friend@havoca.org (for confidential support)

email: info@havoca.org (for general enquiries)

web: http://www.havoca.org

Provides information to any adult who is suffering from past childhood abuse. Useful website, including survivor’s forum.

 

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

web: http://www.safelinewarwick.co.uk

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.

 

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)

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)

http://www.rasac.org.uk

 

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.

http://www.stopitnow.org.uk

 

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

email: bwrap@dircon.co.uk

web: http://www.womenagainstrape.net

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.

 

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

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

ChildLine

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)

web: http://www.childline.org.uk

Confidential telephone counselling service for children.

 

Kidscape

2 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0DH

helpline: 0845 120 5204 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm), tel: 020 7730 3300, fax: 020 7730 7081

web: http://www.kidscape.org.uk

Telephone advice for parents with concerns about school bullying and child sexual abuse.

 

NCH Action for Children

3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road, Watford, WD18 8AG

tel: 01923 361 500 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

email: ask.us@actionforchildren.org.uk

web: https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Voluntary organisation whose services include specialist treatment centres for sexually abused children.

 

NCH Cymru

St David’s Court, 68 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF11 9DN

tel: 029 2022 2127 fax: 029 2922 9952

web: https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Provides help for children who have been sexually abused and for their families.

 

Family Matters

13 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0PA

helpline: 01474 537 392

tel: 01474 536 661 (Messages left on helpline answerphone will be answered as soon as possible.)

email: admin@familymattersuk.org

web: http://familymattersuk.org/home

Offers counselling, listening and information to adults and children aged four and over who are survivors of sexual abuse.

 

Childwatch

19 Spring Bank, Hull, HU3 1AF

tel: 01482 325 552 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

fax: 01482 585 214

email: info@childwatch.org.uk

web: http://www.childwatch.org.uk

Free confidential counselling and support service for children who have been abused, and for adults abused as children.

 

Mosac

141 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA

tel: 0800 980 1958

web: http://www.mosac.org.uk

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.

 

YoungMinds

48-50 St John Street, London, EC1M 4DG

tel: 020 7336 8445

fax: 020 7336 8446

email: enquiries@youngminds.org.uk

website: http://www.youngminds.org.uk

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

SAMARITANS

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

Email jo@samaritans.org

http://www.samaritans.org