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Aurora Foundation for People Abused in Childhood, Kingston Vale (South West London)

Description of agency: Specialist therapy service for men and women adult victims of childhood abuse within a peaceful, respectful and healing environment.

Address: Kingston Vale, London SW15 3RT
Office telephone: 020 8541 1951
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.aurorafoundation.org.uk
Area covered: National

Services offered:

The Aurora Foundation for People Abused in Childhood (Aurora) is a registered national charity, Specialist Therapy Centre and therapeutic community that provides counselling/psychotherapy and bodywork therapies alongside support specifically for adult men and women survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. All therapies take place in a warm, homely environment and services include in-house client meet-ups and external social events. Most of the Aurora Team are survivors themselves or supporters of survivors. Clients make monetary contributions for their therapies to keep the service going. The costs are kept lower to help widen accessibility.

Services for:

  • Adult survivors of childhood abuse

Boarding Concern – SW London

Email: [email protected]
Website: www.boardingconcern.org.uk
Area covered: National

Description of agency:
Boarding Concern is an organisation representing people who have concerns about the practice of boarding education for the young and the effect on these people as adults.

Haven – The Survivors of Abuse Network

Description of agency: Haven offers a free and confidential service providing victim-centred support, including:

  • Crisis counselling to rape victims.
  • Facilitated weekly craft therapy (for women only)
  • The Haven provides a third party reporting site for victims and survivors who want to report their abuse but who wish to remain anonymous.
  • The Haven acts as a referral service for victims and survivors who need other specialist services

Address: The Peterhouse Community Centre, 122, Forest Rise, Walthamstow, London, E17 3PW
Office Telephone: 020 8520 0755
Gang Support Helpline: 020 8520 0755
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.havennetwork.org.uk

Services offered:

  • one-to-one counselling
  • self-help groups (women only)
  • monthly drop-in coffee mornings (women only)
  • advocacy
  • support through the criminal justice system
  • onward referral as appropriate

Services for:

  • women
  • young people above the age of 13 years
  • men (please contact us for information)

Who have experienced or who know someone who has experienced:

  • sexual abuse
  • rape
  • domestic abuse
  • forced marriage
  • female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • no recourse to public funds
  • gang-related abuse (women and girls)

ICAP (Immigrant Counselling & Psychotherapy), London

Description of agency: ICAP is a charity that provides counselling and psychotherapy.

Telephone: 020 7272 7906 (Monday  to Thursday 8am – 8pm and Fridays 8am – 5pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.icap.org.uk

Support offered:

ICAP offers counselling and psychotherapy services.  To helps people deal with feelings and situations that have been hard to cope with.  This can include depression, anxiety, anger, relationship breakdown.  It involves seeing a trained professional to help you think and talk about your problems, and to find better ways of living your life.

Services for:

ICAO was set up to work with the Irish community, but also works with people who aren’t Irish.  We have also always worked with people who have experienced abuse in institutions.  If there are services that are more suited to you, we will help you link up with them.

Into The Light, London

Description of agency: Into The Light offers counselling, information, support and resources for people who have experienced child sexual abuse and those that support them.

Address: PO Box 64427, London, W5 9HA
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.intothelight.org.uk

Support offered:

  • A ten week Psycho-educational Course for survivors of sexual abuse which is topic based but also has plenty of time for sharing experiences and is facilitated by a professional counsellor. This is available through:  Groups: women’s groups in London, Surrey, Brighton, Chichester and Worthing.
    One to one: for women and men in person in London and Brighton
    Skype: for men and women throughout the UK
  • One to one counselling. This is available in person for women and men in London and Brighton, and via Skype and email for women and men throughout the UK
  • Workshops on some of the main issues surrounding sexual abuse for men and women survivors and also for partners, support workers and counsellors that support them
  • Seminars and training for community groups, counselling services and organisations on the issues surrounding supporting survivors of child sexual abuse
  • An informative website which provides information and resources for people who have experienced sexual abuse and those that support
  • Email support and help for survivors of sexual abuse and those that support them
  • Supporting and working with other organisations who are also supporting survivors

Services for:

  • Male and female survivors of child sexual abuse
  • Partners of survivors of abuse
  • Counsellors and Mental Health Professionals

London Centre for Personal Safety (LCPS), based in London

Postal address: PO Box 3883, London, W12 9XP
Telephone number: 0208 743 7827
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.londoncentreforpersonalsafety.org.uk
Area covered: London

Services offered:

  • Information

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse

MOSAC (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children) – London

Helpline: 0800 980 1958
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mosac.org.uk
Area covered: London wide and helpline national.

Description of agency:
The MOSAC site is designed specifically for mothers who have experienced the sexual abuse of one of their children. Although fathers also suffer when a child is the victim of sexual abuse, women and mothers have specific issues related to their role and relationship to the victim. Most mothers say that they need and want help following the disclosure of a child’s abuse. This site is designed to be a comprehensive source of information about sexual abuse and to offer support and resources to mothers.

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Therapy groups
  • Mutual support groups
  • Information
  • Helpline
  • Email support
  • Child centred play therapy

NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood), based in London & Stockport

Description of agency: The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) provides a UK-wide support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.

Address: NAPAC, Herald House, 15 Lamb’s Passage, Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TQ
Helpline: 0808 801 0331 free from all landlines and mobiles (Support line hours: Monday – Thursday 10am-9pm,  Friday 10am-6pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.napac.org.uk

Services offered:

  • Our support line, email and postal service offers support, information and signposting to other organisations.

Services for:

  • Adult male and female survivors. We respond to contacts from anyone over the age of 18 who is seeking support for physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect during childhood.  We respond to callers who were themselves abused, their partners or family members, professionals and others who come into contact with survivors.

One in Four London

Helpline: 0208 697 2112 (Mon-Fri 6 -9pm Sat 1-5pm)
Telephone: 0208 697 8022
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.oneinfour.org.uk

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Telephone counselling
  • Mutual support groups
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline
  • Email support
  • ISVA service

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 4+
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

Respond London

Helpline: 0808 808 0700
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.respond.org.uk
Area covered: National

Description of agency:
Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support. Respond also aims to prevent abuse by providing training, consultancy and research.

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone counselling
  • Telephone support
  • Bulletin
  • Mutual support groups
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline
  • Email support
  • Text support
  • ISVA service
  • Investigative assessments

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 5+
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

Survivors Together (London)

Description of agency: Survivors social support organisation. Survivors here for survivors.

Postal Address: Forrest House, 63 Rowntree Cliford Close, Plaistow, London E18 8AB
Office telephone: 07710 578 424
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.survivorstogether.co.uk

Support offered:

  • Mutual support and friendship

Services for:

  • Women survivors of sexual abuse

Survivors UK (London & National)

Description of agency:  SurvivorsUK helps men who have been sexually violated and anyone affected by the sexual abuse, assault or rape of people identifying as male. We do this by providing an online national helpline, ISVA service and one-to- one counselling services (delivered face to face, by telephone and online). The organisation can also signpost to other support organisations nationally.  SurvivorsUK supplies training to counsellors and front line workers likely to come into contact with this client group to ensure a robust and sensitive service provision is widely available.

Postal Address: 11 Sovereign Close, London E1W 3HW
Office Telephone: 0203 598 3898 (Monday – Friday 09:30 – 17:00)
Helpline Web Chat: www.survivorsuk.org/ways-we-can-help/web-chat/ (Monday – Friday 10.30 – 21:00; Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.survivorsuk.org
Area covered: National: helpline and telephone/online counselling. London: ISVA and face to face counselling

Services offered:

  • Helpline web chat
  • One to one counselling for up to 1 year (telephone and face to face)
  • Online counselling (12 weeks)
  • ISVA
  • Training
  • National database of organisations helping male survivors
  • Blog and news

Services for:

  • Adult male survivors of sexual violation

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anon (SoSAA)

Description of agency: SoSAA runs 12 step peer-led support groups for adult survivors of sexual abuse

Office telephone: 07956 013 455
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sosaa.org.uk

Services offered:

  • Group support

Services for:

  • Adults (18+) who have suffered any form of sexual abuse and are not abusing anybody else

Support Line, Romford (Essex)

Description of agency: Providing emotional support and information to children young people and adults throughout the UK. The service is primarily aimed at those who are vulnerable, at risk, isolated and victims of any form of abuse.

Postal address: PO Box 2860, Romford, Essex, RM7 1JA
Helpline: 01708 765200  (Mon 8.30pm – 10.30pm Tues, Wed, Thurs 5pm-7.30pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.supportline.org.uk
Area covered: UK

Services offered:

  • Emotional support and information on a wide range of issues including child abuse, adult survivors of child abuse, rape and sexual assault, self harm, eating disorders, mental health, depression, domestic violence. Database keeps details of organisations and support groups throughout the UK.
  • Support and information  is provided by telephone, email and post.

Services for:

  • Any individual – children, young people and adults.

Watford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Helpline, London

Helpline: 0845 3011165  (Mondays & Saturdays: 10am – 12 noon Wednesdays: 7pm – 9.00pm)
Address: PO Box 2356, Watford, WD18 1QD
Email:[email protected]
Website: www.wrc-info.org
Area covered: Herts/London

Support offered:

Watford Rape Crisis runs a helpline primarily for women who have been raped or sexually abused.  We offer support, telephone and face to face, which is non-judgemental and sensitive to the individual’s needs, no matter where or when the assault took place.

Although Watford Rape Crisis does not offer face to face support to male survivors, we do offer telephone support, and contact details of appropriate support organisations.

Services for:

  • Women and girls who have been raped, sexually assaulted or experienced childhood sexual abuse.Telephone support for men who have been raped, sexually assaulted or experienced childhood sexual abuse.

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