Other Useful Support Organisations

Support lines

Samaritans (24hr emotional support line): 08457 90 90 90 www.samaritans.org

Child Line (24hr emotional support line for people aged 18 years and under): 0800 11 11 www.childline.org.uk

Young person’s on-line counselling services

www.kooth.com (11-25 year olds)
www.there4me.com (12-16 year olds)

Worried about a child?
Call the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 www.nspcc.org.uk

Specialised help-lines and websites

Condom Essential Wear (24hr Helpline on HIV, AIDS, sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), local services, clinics and support services) www.condomessentialwear.co.uk 0800 567 123

Croydon RASASC - National Freephone Helpline open every day  12-2.30  and  7-9.30 pm. 0808 802 9999    www.rasasc.org.uk

Hidden Hurt (domestic abuse information including information on marital rape) www.hiddenhurt.co.uk

National UK domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247

MOSAC (national helpline for non-abusing parents/carers of sexually abused children) 0800 980 1958 www.mosac.org.uk

National Association for People Abused in Childhood (helpline weekdays and evenings) 0800 085 3330 www.napac.org.uk

NHS Direct (24hr advice and information on medical and health issues) www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk 0845 46 47

Rape Crisis (enables you to find your nearest Rape Centre plus more specialist information) www.rapecrisis.org.uk

The Roofie Foundation (drug facilitated sex abuse helpline 9am-9pm)
0800 783 2980 www.roofie.com

Victim Support (help and advice if you have been a victim of a crime. They can also help you apply for compensation) 0845 30 30 900 www.victimsupport.org.uk

Specifically for Men

Survivors UK (helpline and info for male survivors of rape/sexual abuse open 7pm-10pm Mon/Tue/Thu): 0845 122 1201 www.survivorsuk.org

Mpower (helpline and info for male survivors of rape/sexual abuse open Thursdays 8pm-10pm) 0808 808 4321 www.male-rape.org.uk

Mankind (website with information and support for male survivors of rape/sexual abuse) www.mankindcounselling.org.uk

Dyn Wales (helpline and information for men who are experiencing domestic abuse) 0808 801 0321 www.dynwales.org

More Sources of Information

Against Rape – Black Women’s Action Project & Women Against Rape. Information on struggles against rape, domestic violence, racist sexual assault, and seeking asylum after rape. www.womenagainstrape.net

End Violence Against Women - a coalition of individuals and organisations who are calling on the Government, public bodies and others to take concerted action to end violence against women. www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk

The Home Office The official Home Office site with links to the government's latest statistics and initiatives for sexual and domestic violence www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Million Women Rise - a coalition of women and representatives from the Women’s Voluntary and Community Sector who have come together to organise a national demonstration against male violence. www.millionwomenrise.com

Rights of Women - a women's voluntary sector organisation which provides free legal advice and information to women affected by sexual violence. Advice line information can be found through this link: www.rightsofwomen.org.uk/adviceline.php

Truth About Rape – a group that campaigns to challenge myths about rape and bring the truth and realities of rape back onto the public agenda. www.truthaboutrape.co.uk

Womankind – helping women worldwide improve their lives. www.womankind.org.uk

Women’s National Commission - bringing the informed voice of women to government, especially women who may not represented by mainstream organisations. www.thewnc.org.uk

RASASC email:  click here.