External Support

General Support Lines

Samaritans - Talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. Helpline: 116 123 (24 hours), www.samaritans.org


Support Line – provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue, www.supportline.org.uk 


Victim Support – Free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report a crime. Also supports witnesses of crime. Support line: 08 08 16 89 111, https://www.victimsupport.org.uk


Specialist Support Sexual Assault or Rape 

The Havens – Specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Helpline: 020 3299 6900, www.thehavens.org 


London Rape Crisis – Support and services for women and girls, and information about support agencies for men. Helpline: 0808 802 9999, www.rapecrisislondon.org


Hate Crime

Stop Hate UK – charity providing independent and confidential support to people affected by hate crime, www.stophateuk.org


Disability Hate Crime

Disability Rights UKhttp://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-canhelp/publications/lets-stop-disability-hate-crime-guidance 

Leonard Cheshire Disabilityhttps://www.leonardcheshire.org/ 


UK Disabled People's Councilhttp://www.ukdpc.net/site/ 

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, www.respond.org.uk



Broken Rainbow – provides help to LGBT people experiencing domestic violence, http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/ 

Galop – the LGBT+ anti-violence charity. Helpline: 020 7704 2040, http://www.galop.org.uk/ 

The Gender Trusthttp://gendertrust.org.uk/ 

Imaan – supports LGBT Muslim people, http://imaan.org.uk/about/about.htm 

LGBT Foundation – a national charity delivering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans communities, https://lgbt.foundation 

Stonewall http://www.stonewall.org.uk/ 

The Stop LGBT Hate Crime Helpline – 0808 801 0661


Gender-based Violence

Mankind – support for men who have been sexually abused, http://www.mankindcounselling.org.uk/ 

National Association for People Abused in Childhood – national charity which offers support to adult survivors of child abuse and training to those who support them, http://napac.org.uk/

The NHS website has a service search function – inputting ‘rape and sexual assault referral centre’ and the postcode will identify the nearest local service, http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/ 

Rape Crisis England and Waleshttp://rapecrisis.org.uk/ 

The Survivors Trust – provides details of available support by region, http://thesurvivorstrust.org/find-support/ 

Survivors UK – helps men who have been sexually abused and raises awareness of their needs, https://www.survivorsuk.org/  

Women and Girls’ Network – Counselling and support to help women and girls recover from violence. Sexual violence helpline: 0808 801 0770, www.wgn.org.uk


Forced Marriage 

Karma Nirvana – a national charity supporting male and female victims of forced marriage and honour based abuse, http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk 

Forced Marriage Unit (government)https://www.gov.uk/guidance/forced-marriage


Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Helplinehttp://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/support-a-friend-or-familymember-experiencing-domestic-violence.aspx 


Women's Aid https://www.womensaid.org.uk 

Woman's Trusthttp://www.womanstrust.org.uk 


Race or Religion

The Community Security Trust (National Organisation for Jewish victims) –  https://cst.org.uk/ 

Federation of Student Islamic Societieshttp://www.fosis.org.uk/

Forum Against Islamophobia and Racismhttp://www.fairuk.org/intro.htm

TELL MAMA (National organisation for Muslim Victims) http://tellmamauk.org/ 

Union of Jewish Students https://www.ujs.org.uk/