You aren’t alone – how to access support.



Refuge, for men and women
0800 221 8186
Sexual Harassment and Violence Support

Solace Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) 0800 970 9952
Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre 01865 725311


LGBTQ+ support

020 7704 2040 /
National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline
0800 999 5428
London LGBT+ anti-violence advice
0207 704 2040
LGBT Foundation
0345 3 30 30 30
Broken Rainbow
0300 999 5428 (trans-specific helpline runs from 1-5pm every Tuesday)


Victim Support
0333 3006389
The Survivors Trust0808 801 0818 /

Follow this link to find a Referral Centre near you
Rape Crisis
0808 802 9999 /


Self-help guides

The Havens, NHS
Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP)
For Survivors By Survivors: 13 reasons to carry on
For Survivors By Survivors: From reporting to trial
For survivors of childhood abuse
For male survivors
For female survivors
How to cope with flashbacks
How to manage relationships after sexual violence
How to cope with anxiety

Support for men

Most crisis centres provide support to men and boys; find out where to find one that does here
Survivors UK
Online helpline for men
01823 334244
Men’s Advice Line
0808 8010327


Supporting a loved one

Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP)
How to support a survivor
How to support someone who self-harms
Common myths about sexual violence
Advice from RAINN
Advice from Rape Crisis England & Wales
Advice from Safeline

Never push someone who has experienced sexual violence to file a police report. However, if you witness sexual violence, you should phone 999.