This page has websites, helplines and other resources for survivors to find help and information.
If you need urgent help, contact Samaritans, you can call 116 113 for free
If you know of any other resources, please let me know by using the form on the “Contact us” page.
Websites and helplines
Safeline is an independent and non-discriminatory charity that provides specialist, tailored support for anyone affected by sexual abuse and rape and works to prevent CSE with children and young people at risk.
We support everyone regardless of age, gender/gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, ethnicity, religion/faith, pregnancy and maternity status or disability or position in life, as well as families and friends of people who have been abused. We do this by providing a wide range of services that meets the diverse needs of all our clients and offers them choice on how they want to access that support. Our services are free, unlimited and available to everyone, whether or not the abuse has been reported and regardless of when it happened.
A website set up in 2019 by Pauline Sharp, who says: I seek to provide a space for women and men in their journey of recovery from sexual abuse – whether that be from child sexual abuse, child exploitation, domestic abuse, or sexual assault as an adult. My aim is to give people a space to be able to feel safe and not alone, to be able to gather tools in abundance to support their recovery. I want to empower and give positive affirmations that you can take away and embrace in your own healing. I will offer this space as peer to peer support. Where you can come in and take cover. My background comes from a place of lived experience. To raise awareness is essential to prevent any forms of sexual abuse and its devastating impact on victims, families, and communities. To ensure the safety of our children today tomorrow and in the future.
We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. We also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK.
Survivors of Abuse – SOB
‘This charity runs highly recommended courses for survivors of childhood abuse. Developed by Chris Tuck, Consultant to IICSA, these holistic courses teach caring for your physical and mental wellbeing and learning techniques to make permanent, valuable life changes.’
SOB says: Our mission is to empower adult victims/survivors helping them transform their lives holistically through mindset, nutrition and fitness. SOB supports adult victim/survivors who have experienced any form of abuse, individually or collectively
Football Association Survivors of Abuse Service
Any form of abuse within football is unacceptable and must not be tolerated. Historically, there have been instances where players, officials and other people working across football have been severely mistreated and left without acknowledgment or support.
The PFA Charity has always sought to offer support to current and former players for a range of issues, including abuse. Earlier this year, we committed to creating a dedicated service to ensure survivors of abuse could access the help they need. The Survivors of Abuse Service (SA Service), co-funded by The PFA Charity and The FA, seeks to do just that.
Supporting survivors of child sexual abuse in sport.
‘A collection of blogs exploring issues faced by survivors of child sexual abuse.’