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www.care4victims.com - Care 4 Victims is a completely unique and internationally recognised brand offering a place of support and sanctuary for anyone that has fallen victim to the various topics that we support including ageism; racism; sexism; harrassment; prejudice; defamation and bullying.
www.angelfire.com/super2/p_bhaskar/ A website by Pooja (meaning worship) about her personal experiences with emotional/mental and sexual abuse. There are articles about her personal journey, anger, guilt and shame, confronting the abuser, letters to her abuser and other helpful links and resources.
www.angelsinnight.org A site for kids and adults alike who have been affected by child abuse. It provides safe chat rooms and bags of information.
www.aurorahealthfoundation.org.uk this a new charity and therapy practice based in South West London specifically for adult men and women survivors of sexual abuse, victims of violent crime and their partners. Its unique approach provides a range of complementary therapies, counselling and support services in a confidential setting. The AHF helps clients to develop strategies for coping positively with daily life, reduce their stress and help with recovery from their trauma(s)
www.bacp.co.uk The BACP is a large organisation that many counsellors around the UK are registered with. They’re not only a charity but also an accrediting body.
www.bpdworld.org A website committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health, but focusing on borderline personality disorder (BPD).
www.counselling-directory.org.uk a free, confidential service listing over 1000 counsellors
www.crcl.org.uk The Colchester Rape Crisis Line is a confidential and non-judgemental support service for women and young people who have been raped, sexually abused or assaulted – either recently or in the past – and this could involve a stranger, friend or family member. Helpline: 01206 769 795 (24hr answerphone). Please leave a message with your contact details and someone will get back to you about how CRCL might be able to help you.
www.dabsbooks.co.uk DABS bookshop: the specialist, confidential mail order service for people who have been abused and those who live or work with them.
www.dancinginthedarkness.com This site serves as a safe haven for survivors of sexual abuse to share their thoughts and fears as well as words of hope and courage for others like them. The author of the website is a survivor of rape.
www.firstpersonplural.org.uk This is a UK survivor-led association for dissociative survivors of abuse and trauma and their allies
www.forwarduk.org.uk is an international non governmental organisation that works to advance the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of African girls and women and can offer advice on female circumcision or FMG as it is now known
http://www.getconnected.org.uk/ Get Connected – Confidential help for young people
www.havoca.org Havoca is an organisation dedicated to provide Help for Adult Victims of Child abuse it is dedicated to provide support, infomation and education to any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse.
www.rainn.org – Reaching out for help is often the first step toward healing. RAINN provides support for sexual assault victims and their loved ones through two hotlines at 800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org. Whether you are more comfortable on the telephone or online, RAINN has services that can guide you in your recovery.
www.thehavens.org.uk for anyone ( women, men and children) in London who has been raped or sexually assaulted can come to the Havens. The Havens has specially trained, experianced professionals who offer medical help and advice, counselling and practical and emotional support.
www.lanternproject.org.uk (Formerly known as Victims No Longer) A website supporting victims of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, racial abuse and bullying.
http://www.lgf.org.uk/ Lesbian and Gay Foundation – Ending homophobia – Empowering people
www.male-rape.org.uk Support for men who have been raped or sexually assaulted and support for male survivors of abuse.
www.malesurvivor.org A site commited to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.
www.mankinduk.co.uk Mankind UK is a support and resource service for men who have been sexually abused, sexually assaulted and/or raped.
www.maytree.org.uk A sanctuary for the suicidal. Maytree offers a short stay in a safe residential setting where you can talk, reflect and rest and restore hope. Maytree is a place where you will be heard, respected and accepted, without judgement and in confidence.
http://content.met.police.uk/Site/sapphire The Met Police’s Sapphire Project specialises in investigating rape and sexual assault cases and to provide victims with the support and care they need.
www.menweb.org/sexabuse.html Scott Abraham reviews eight books for men who were sexually abused in childhood.
www.mosac.org.uk MOSAC is a voluntary organisation supporting all non abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
www.napac.org.uk the National Association for people abused in childhood provide support and information for survivors.
www.nshn.co.uk/index.html A website providing support to people who self-harm and the people it affects. It is a survivor-led organisation. There is also a forum on this site and membership is free.
www.o2.co.uk/parents A page offered by O2 to help adults understand what kids really do on their mobiles and the internet. And it’s also to help you talk to your kids openly about the risks, so they know how to protect themselves.
www.oneinfour.org Our sister charity for those based in Ireland that provides support and resources to people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or violence.
RAINS has no website but a helpline largely for other professionals eg:counsellors, CPN’s, etc who may be having first contact with ritual abuse and need support. They can also recommend safe and suitable therapists in peoples area. There is always an answer machine and messages will be responded to, there is often also a direct answer during office hours 01483898600.
www.respond.org.uk Respond supports those with learning disabilities, their families, carers and professionals affected by trauma and abuse.
www.rightsofwomen.org.uk Rights of Women works to attain justice and equality by informing, educating and empowering women on their legal rights. They offer a legal advice line and an extensive links page with other organisations that can help women.
www.samaritans.org.uk the Samaritans offer confidential, emotional telephone support 24 hours a day.
www.sane.org.uk Sane is one of the UK’s leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness. SANE’s national out of hours telephone helpline offers practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems. They are open 1pm to 11pm every day 0845 7678000
www.siari.co.uk (Self-Injury And Related Issues) A UK resource offering information and support to self-injurers and their supporters.
www.stopitnow.org.uk Stop It Now is a public information and awareness raising campaign regrading child sexual abuse.
www.survivorsuk.org providing information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused. Helpline is open Monday , Tuesday, Thursday 0845 1221201
www.naturaltherapyforall.com an online directory listing therapists (counsellors, chiropractors, acupuncturists etc) all over the UK. All the therapists registered with us will have a relevant qualification and insurance cover or proof of registration with a professional body, so we are assured of their professionalism. The site also has a wealth of information about various types of distress that complementary therapies can help, as well as a blog about the latest therapy news.
While on-line computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can be exposed to dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. There are individuals who attempt to sexually exploit children through the use of on-line services and the Internet. Some of these individuals gradually seduce their targets through the use of attention, affection, kindness, and even gifts. These individuals are often willing to devote considerable amounts of time, money, and energy in this process. They listen to and empathize with the problems of children. They will be aware of the latest music, hobbies, and interests of children. These individuals attempt to gradually lower children’s inhibitions by slowly introducing sexual context and content into their conversations.
In today’s technologically advanced society, more children are accessing the Internet than ever before. According to regulatory officials Ofcom, approximately 82% of 5 to 7 year olds, 96% of 8-11 year olds and 99% of 12-15 year olds used the Internet in 2013.
Fund equal services for male abuse victims
Responsible department: Home Office
I am a survivor of abuse myself and as woman I have had support to deal with the aftermath. My brother did not have the same support and it seems many men live with the legacy of abuse on their own because of lack of services.
I would like to see:
More funding to provide specialist counselling and therapy services for male survivors of CSA.
A dedicated 24 hour helpline service for men suffering domestic violence.
Refuges/safe houses for men needing to escape domestic violence.
Rape crisis centres to support men and boys.
A perpetrator scheme for all domestic violence perpetrators.
Campaigns aimed at ending domestic violence to be gender neutral.
No victim deserves to be left behind.
One In Four Supporters and other links:
www.pienmashfilms.com Pie ‘n’ Mash film company support the work of One in Four.
The Independent – Anna Nathanson’s article on Shame and Stigma attached to Childhood Sexual Abuse – Jimmy Saville
Labour Party Involved in Paedophile Ring