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Free sexual assault and abuse helplines in the United Kingdom

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National Domestic Abuse Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone and...


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Opoka is a specialist service working to stop domestic violence against women and children in the Polish community. Our aim is...


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Stop It Now! supports anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse and its prevention, including people concerned about...


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National Sexual Health Helpline is dedicated to providing free and confidential support over phone. We are here to help...


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Silver Line Helpline offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone and text message (SMS). We are here...


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Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by...


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The Mix Crisis Messenger is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone and text...


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Outline Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are here...


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SurvivorUK Helpline Web Chat offers free and confidential support and information by text message (SMS) and online chat. We...


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The Men Standing Up Helpline offers free and confidential support by phone. We are here for adults, the LGBTQ+ community, men,...


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SOS Silence of Suicide provides confidential support by our helpline, in person group meetings and online meetings. Our...


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The Survivors Trust Information, Advice and Support Line is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and...


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Forced Marriage Unit provides free and confidential support and information by phone. We are here to help everyone in the...


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Adults

NAPAC Supportline offers free and confidential support and information by phone. We support adults in the United Kingdom who...


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Karma Nirvana Helpline provides free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We exist to help everyone in the United...


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SEED Advice Line provides free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here to help everyone, adults, youth,...


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The Dina Support Line offers free and confidential support by phone and online chat. We support people with a religious faith,...


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Muslim Youth Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone and online chat. We exist to help people...


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Premier Lifeline: The National Christian Helpline offers free and confidential support and information over phone. We help...


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Have you experienced sexual abuse, assault or harassment? Get confidential support from a hotline in United Kingdom

Sexual abuse is when one person forces another person into sexual behavior, without that person's consent. It is a type of sexual violence, which is any sexual activity without consent. This includes sexual assault (such as unwanted touching or rape) and sexual harassment (unwelcome or offensive sexual behavior).

If you’ve experienced sexual abuse, assault or harassment, you might be experiencing intense rage and fear, or you may feel numb. There are 19 hotlines in United Kingdom who support the victims of sexual violence. Consider getting some support if you recognize any of the following:

Examples of sexual violence:

  • Being used sexually in a way that is humiliating
  • Being spoken to in a sexual way that you find offensive or degrading
  • Someone making degrading or offensive comments about your body or sexuality, or using sexual terms and language in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable
  • Being exposed to a violent, hurtful sexual act without your permission
  • Being kissed or touched without your consent or being made, by coercion or force, to touch or kiss someone
  • Sexual photos or videos being posted online without your consent
  • Being coerced, threatened or forced to perform any sort of sexual activity
  • Being filmed or photographed nude or in a sexually explicit way without your permission

Effects of sexual violence:

  • Having flashbacks about the sexual abuse
  • Changes (either loss or increase) in your appetite
  • Avoidance of anything that reminds you of the sexual abuse
  • A decline in your physical and mental health
  • Feeling edgy and fearful, especially around people who resemble the abuser in any way
  • Feeling ashamed for what occurred
  • An urge to use alcohol, drugs, or gamble excessively
  • Feeling unsafe and scared that it would happen again

Sexual violence could provoke many ways of coping, some more and some less healthy. You may go through many different feelings, responses, and stages of recovery until you fully heal.

Surviving and recovering from sexual violence can be a very lonely process. Especially if you struggle with all the different thoughts and emotions that you’re having a hard time controlling. This is why reaching out to helpline staff in United Kingdom could help you feel less isolated.

If you are victim of sexual abuse, assault or harassment, consider contacting a helpline in United Kingdom for free, confidential help.


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