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Support lines

Please find below a list of some other organisations and support groups designed to help rape, sexual abuse and assault victims.

Support lines

RASASC – National Freephone Helpline open every day 12pm-2.30pm and  7pm-9.30 pm. 0808 802 9999  l


Rape Crisis England & Wales – Live Chat Helpline

The Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) Live Chat Helpline offers a text-based service for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence.

The Live Chat Helpline operators are there are there to listen and offer you emotional support for up to 30 minutes. You can talk about what happened to you, how you feel, and any difficulties you are facing. To access the service, or find out more information, including opening times, please visit the RCEW website


Samaritans (24hr emotional support line): 116 123 or visit


Child Line (24hr emotional support line for people aged 18 years and under): 0800 11 11 or visit


Young person’s online counselling services (11-25 year olds) (12-16 year olds)


Worried about a child?

Call the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or visit


National UK domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247


Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub  0300 123 5101 (Cheshire residents)


MOSAC (national helpline for non-abusing parents/carers of sexually abused children) 0800 980 1958  or visit


National Association for People Abused in Childhood (helpline weekdays and evenings) 800 085 3330 or visit


Rape Crisis (enables you to find your nearest Rape Centre plus more specialist information)


Victim Support (help and advice if you have been a victim of a crime. They can also help you apply for compensation) 0845 30 30 900 or visit


Specifically for Men


Survivors UK (helpline and info for male survivors of rape/sexual abuse open 7pm-10pm Mon/Tue/Thu): 0845 122 1201 or visit


Mpower (helpline and info for male survivors of rape/sexual abuse open Thursdays 8pm-10pm) 0808 808 4321 or visit


Mankind (website with information and support for male survivors of rape/sexual abuse)



“The service has given me time to reflect on the past when I can’t at home.


I would have been on my own and probably still self-harming. I was already in uni when I started counselling but may have dropped out if it wasn’t for the support of the ISVA originally and then the counsellor. I think that my recovery process (although it is not over) would not have been as successful if I hadn’t of had the support from this service.”


Survivor of rape (by her male acquaintance), aged 20


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