A list of useful resource websites A-Z:
Abused Survivors support group – This support group has been formed to offer an outstretched hand to adult survivors of abuse (physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse). You are not alone.
AnxietyUK – Anxiety UK is a national registered charity (Number 1113403) formed 40 years ago by a sufferer of agoraphobia for those affected by anxiety disorders.
Childline – The UK’s free and confidential helpline is not just for children, it provides help for young people of all ages who are in distress or danger. Counsellors provide advice and support, by phone and online, 24 hours a day.
Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse – HAVOCA is run by survivors for adult survivors of child abuse. We provide support, friendship and advice for any adult who’s life has been affected by childhood abuse.
Hope For Healing.Org – Offering help to rape and abuse survivors via forums, chats, newsletter, information on post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic violence and more. Listserves for survivors, men and partners are also offered.
IKWRO – IKWRO helps Middle Eastern women and girls (Iranian, Kurdish, Arab, Afghan and Turkish) who are living in the UK and provide confidential advice on issues including domestic violence, “honour” based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, separation and divorce, child custody, housing and benefits. They speak Farsi, Arabic, Kurdish, Dari, Turkish and English.
Mind – We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
Miscarriage Association – Miscarriage can be a very unhappy and frightening and lonely experience.
If you have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy, we hope you will find here the information and support that you need to help you through.
National Domestic Violence Helpline – The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available. 0808 2000 247
The Mens Advice Line – A helpline for male victims of domestic violence, age not important.
The Survivors Trust – The Survivors Trust is a charity that works with people who are victims or survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. It provides a range of counselling, therapeutic and support services.
Rape Crisis – Rape Crisis Centres offer a range of services for women and girls who have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence. Rape Crisis Centres are not just for women in ‘crisis’ – many women contact them years after they have been raped or sexually abused. (0808 802 9999) Opening Times: Daily, 12pm – 2:30pm, and 7pm – 9:30pm
Refuge – Refuge is the national charity which provides a wide range of specialist domestic violence services to women and children experiencing domestic violence. Refuge provides safe, emergency accommodation through a growing network of refuges throughout the country and runs the Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid. Refuge also offers counselling, community based outreach services, specialist services for minority ethnic communities and a growing team of independent advocates to support women through the court process.
Respect – Respect runs support services and programmes for men and women who inflict violence in relationships. They also provide an advice line for men who are victims of domestic violence.
Rethink – We provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems. When mental illness first hits you or your family, it can be hard to know who or what to trust. We give people clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights.
SANDS – Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
Samaritans – Samaritans provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair (including suicidal thoughts), 24 hours a day. They are there for you if you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone. You can contact The Samaritans by telephone, email or letter, or talk to someone in person in most of their branches.
Southall Black Sisters – Southall Black Sisters provides information, advice, advocacy, practical help, counselling and support to Asian, African-Caribbean and other minority women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence (including forced marriage, dowry abuse and honour crimes) in in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati and Urdu (language line is used for interpret for other langauges).
Survivors of Incest Anonymous – A 12-step, self-help group of women and men, 18 years or older, who are survivors of child sexual abuse.
Victim Support – Victim Support offers free and confidential help to victims of crime, their families, friends and anyone else affected. They give information, emotional support and practical help. You don’t have to report a crime to the police to get their help and can get support at anytime, no matter when the crime happened.
Welsh Womens Aid – Welsh Women’s Aid is the national umbrella organisation representing 29 local Women’s Aid groups situated throughout Wales. Our member groups provide direct services for women and children who have experienced, or are experiencing, domestic abuse.