Something’s happened to me or someone I know.
No matter what’s happened, there is always someone who will listen to you and take what you say seriously.
If you think anyone is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.
You can speak to a trained counsellor for free by calling Childline or visiting their website to chat to them online. Calls aren’t recorded and the number won’t appear on your phone bill.
Call: 0800 1111 any time or visit the Childline website, where you’ll also find information and support on a range of issues.
Get help from the NHS
The NHS run sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) which can offer you support. They are available to all, regardless of gender and age, or when it happened. Find your nearest sexual assault referral centre and NHS advice on help after rape and sexual assault.
Rape Crisis England & Wales
Free, confidential and specialist support and advocacy services for people whose lives have been impacted by sexual violence and abuse of any kind at any time.
National telephone helpline (for women & girls aged 13+): 0808 802 9999 (every day from 12pm to 2:30pm and 7pm to 9:30pm)
Live chat emotional support (for women & girls 16+): https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/about-the-live-chat-helpline/
You can also find support for specific backgrounds and communities:
Breaking the Silence
A specialist service for male survivors from black and Asian communities aged 13 and over.
To find services which support black and minority women and girls