UK Helplines and Services


Samaritans – 0845 790 9090
Childline – 0800 11 11
Refuge and Women’s Aid – 0808 200 0247
London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard – 020 7837 7324
Beaumont Society (Trans support) – 01582 412220


RASAC (Mon, 11.30am -1.30pm, Tues and Thurs, 7-9.30pm)

Rape and Sexual abuse counselling for men and women who have suffered rape or sexual abuse at any time in their life. Free and confidential listening, support and information service, face to face counselling service

Women’s Helpline (answered only by women) tel: 0196 284 8024
Men’s Helpline (answered by men and women) tel: 0196 284 802

STOP IT – 0808 100 0900

Help line aimed at adults who have abused or are thinking of abusing a child, family and friends of abusers and parents of children and young people with worrying sexual behavior.

WOMEN’S HELPLINES – 0808 802 9999

Rape Crisis centres offer a range of services for women and girls who have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence. – 0207 482 2496 (Mon to Fri, 1.30-4pm)

Offers practical support and counselling to black and immigrant women and other women of colour, including asylum seekers.
Serves London. Centre opening hours: Tues and Wed 12-4pm, Thurs 5-7pm.

MENS HELPLINES – 0808 801 327 (Mon – Fri 9am-5pm)

Advice line for male victims of domestic violence. Website has downloadable toolkits – 0845 430 9371 (Wed, 7-9pm)

Telephone helpline for adult (17+) male survivors of child sexual abuse and adult rape.
Serves south east and south west England. – 0845 122 1201 (Mon 7-9pm)
Provides support for men who have been raped or sexually abused. Helpline takes calls from the whole of the UK, with face-to-face counselling and support groups in the London area.

TRANS HELPLINES – 01273 721211

Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Offers telephone, email and one to one support. – 0300 999 5428 to leave a message

Offers support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence.
1-1 instant chat messenger on the website.