Below are links to national websites which provide advice, support and information for individuals who have experienced rape or sexual assault and supporters.
Rape Crisis England & Wales
Providing emotional support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse
Freephone 0808 802 9999 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day, and 3-5.30pm weekdays
Offers support and information, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or not
Telephone: 0845 303 0900
Rape and Sexual Violence Project: Birmingham & Solihull (RSVP)
RSVP offers a wide variety of specialist support services; including counselling, and ISVA support for females, males, adults and children from 5 years upwards.
Helpline: 0121 643 4136
If something's troubling you, then get in touch. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Telephone: 0121 666 6644 email firstname.lastname@example.org
For housing advice and support
Telephone: 0806 800 4444
The SAFE Project
The Safe Project seeks to promote the health and well-being of women sex workers in Birmingham, Sandwell and Walsall.
Telephone: 0121 440 6655
WAITS - Women Acting in Today's Society
We support women to address issues such as welfare benefits, employment and education, domestic violence, isolation, health, fear of crime and more.
Telephone: 0121 440 1443
A 24-hour nurse-led helpline providing confidential healthcare advice and information.
0845 4647 or 111 from any landline or mobile phone free of charge.
National Association for People Abused in Childhood
Telephone: 0800 085 33 30
The Survivors Trust
The Survivors Trust (TST) is a national umbrella agency for over 135 specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations throughout the UK and Ireland.
Telephone: 01788 550554 Helpline is coming soon.
Safeline is an organisation set up to support adult and adolescent survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse.
Helpline: 0808 800 5005
Cruse Bereavement Counselling
Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close.
Helpline: 0844 477 9400
The ‘Sikh Helpline’ is a professional and confidential telephone counselling and email inquiry service where you can get help, advice, counselling and information on Sikhism and cultural issues.
Helpline: 0845 644 0704
Provides vulnerable people with an independent advocate to ensure individuals are heard and their rights, concerns and needs are acted upon.
Telephone: 0121 321 2377
Age Concern and Help the Aged have joined forces to become Age UK - to be here for everyone in later life.
Telephone: 0800 169 6565
Citizens Advice Bureau
Help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
Helpline: 08454 040506 or Birmingham City Centre line: 08444 771010
UK Human Trafficking Centre
Victims or potential victims of human trafficking can get help, support and protection by contacting the multi-agency team, known as the National Referral Mechanism, to protect their safety.
Part of SOCA: 08447 782406
The National Stalking Helpline
The National Stalking Helpline has been established by Network for Surviving Stalking, Protection Against Stalking and Suzy Lamplugh Trust. It is the first national helpline to specialise in providing information and guidance to victims of harassment and stalking as well as their friends and family.
Helpline: 0808 802 0300
Since 1992 Freshwinds has been offering care and support, without charge, to adults and children living with life threatening and life-limiting illness as well as individuals from socially excluded backgrounds. We deliver a range of services including the provision of integrated complementary therapy, advocacy, employment advice, debt counselling and community based initiatives on HIV, substance misuse and crime.
Telephone: 0121 415 6670
East European Community
Started in 2007 as the Midlands Lithuanian Community, we expanded into a multicultural community centre, where we want to help other people like you to find a good job, be able to study and to live a satisfying life in the UK. We work with companies and individuals to develop a greater understanding and knowledge about opportunities and challenges that Eastern European migrants face in the process of integration into the UK.
Telephone: 07434 609152/0121 554 9360
The Adavu Project
The Adavu Project aims to facilitate a local response to human trafficking, in the West Midlands and beyond. Human trafficking is: the movement of a person from one place to another into conditions of exploitation, using deception, coercion, the abuse of power or the abuse of someone’s vulnerability. You can be a victim of trafficking even if you agreed to being moved.
Telephone: 0121 448 9580
Muslim Women's Network
The Muslim Women's Network (MWN-UK) is an independent national network of individual Muslim women and Muslim women’s organisations across the UK.
Telephone: 0121 236 9000
NASH DOM Advice centre
We provide independent, confidential and impartial advice on your rights and responsibilities, do you need help with Homelessness, Housing, Welfare Benefits, Debt management, Immigration Law, Education, Health, Employment Law etc. Support in other languages including Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian.
Tel: 0121 773 4916
The Ann Craft Trust: ACTing against abuse
The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) was founded by Dr Ann Craft in 1992 under the name of NAPSAC - the National Association for the Protection from Sexual Abuse of Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities. For over 21 years ACT has championed the rights of disabled people and pushed forward the UK's understanding of safeguarding.
Telephone: 0115 9515400
Respond exists in order to: lessen the effect of trauma and abuse on people with learning disabilities their families and supporters. We do this through providing psychotherapy for people with learning disabilities, advice and support for staff and families, training for carers and professionals, education for people with learning disabilities, influencing generic services in order to make their services accessible, influencing learning disability services to consider the psychological impact of living with learning disabilities, undertaking research and disseminating our findings.
Helpline: 0808 808 0700
A person centred social care services provider for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other support needs.
Telephone: 0121 200 3147 Birmingham; 01384 896 737 Dudley; 01902 458797 Wolverhampton.
Books Beyond Words
Beyond Words produces books, eBooks and other resources for people who find it easier to understand pictures than words. Books Beyond Words use pictures to tell stories that engage and empower people, on themes such as love and relationships, health, death and dying, and crime. They are also a tool for professionals to use with people in many different teaching and counselling situations.
Tel: 0208 725 5512 or email: email@example.com
One Voice Advocacy service
We provide a free professional advocacy service for Deaf and Disabled people, carers, older people, and people with substance abuse issues, over the age of 18 who live in Wolverhampton.
Phone: 01902 810016 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hate Crime - See it, Hear it, Report it.
Hate crimes and incidents hurt. They can be confusing and frightening. By reporting them when they happen, you will play a major part in preventing them from happening again to you or to someone else.
West Midlands Police: 999 or 101
American National Sexual Violence Resource Center
American website which has articles, resources and support information for victims of sexual Violence. Note it is an American website so not all information will be relevant.
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