Useful Links

Please note: The material available on this website is designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. One In Four does not endorse and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the contents of websites referenced by an external link.

Aurora Health Foundation

A 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).

BPD World

A website committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health, but focusing on borderline personality disorder (BPD).

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

The BACP is a membership organisation and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the general public. This register’s renewal of accreditation is in progress.    

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.

Centre for Action on Rape & Abuse (CARA)

Centre for Action on Rape & Abuse (formally known as 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 CARA might be able to help you.

Counselling Directory

A free, confidential service listing over 1000 counsellors.

First Person Plural

This is a UK survivor-led association for dissociative survivors of abuse and trauma and their allies.

FORWARD (Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development)

FORWARD 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.

Get Connected

Private residential treatment facility for Mental Health, Dual Diagnosis & Addiction Treatment.

The Havens

The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted. They have specially trained, experienced professionals who offer medical help and advice, counselling and practical and emotional support.

HAVOCA – Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse

HAVOCA is an organisation dedicated to provide help for adult victims of child abuse. It is dedicated to provide support, information and education to any adult whose life has been affected by childhood abuse.

The Lantern Project

The Lantern Project (formerly known as Victims No Longer) supports victims of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, racial abuse and bullying.

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation, formerly known as The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), is a national charity delivering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.


A site committed to preventing, healing and eliminating all forms of sexual victimisation of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy and activism.

Mankind Initiative

Support for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence from across the whole of the UK.  Our aim is to ensure all male victims of domestic abuse (and their children) are supported to enable them to escape from the situation they are in. We are gender inclusive in our view so we want all female victims (and their children) to escape too.

Helpline: 01823 334244


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.

Migdal Emunah

Migdal Emunah launched in February 2013, providing a support service for Jewish victims of sexual abuse and their families.

We provide practical and emotional support in a variety of ways for victims and those affected by the trauma of sexual abuse.

Migdal Emunah actively engages in raising awareness of Sexual Abuse and challenging the myths and taboos surrounding abuse.

Telephone: +44 (0) 7899 814 137


We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Call Mind Info line: 0300 123 3393


A voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.

Telephone: Helpline: 0800 980 1958

Natural Therapy for All

An online directory listing therapists (counsellors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, etc.) all over the UK. All the therapists registered 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.

Telephone: +44 (0)1633408870

National Self Harm Network

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.

One In Four Ireland

A charity for those based in Ireland that provides support and resources to people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or violence.

Telephone: 01 662 4070

The Parents' Guide to Teaching Your Teen Online Safety

An in-depth guide to help parents teach their teens about online safety.


RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis England & Wales is the umbrella body for a network of independent Rape Crisis Centres.

All our member Centres provide specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence.

Our one-to-one Live Chat Helpline is a free, confidential emotional support service for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence.


RESPOND supports those with learning disabilities, their families, carers and professionals affected by trauma and abuse.

Telephone: 020 7383 0700

Rights of Women

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.

Telephone: 020 7251 6575


Telephone: 116 123

The Samaritans offer confidential, emotional telephone support 24 hours a day.


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.

Survivors of Abuse SOB

Our mission is to empower adult victims/survivors helping them transform and empower their lives holistically through mindset, nutrition and fitness.

SOB supports adult victim/survivors who have experienced any form of the following, individually or collectively:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect

Survivors UK

Provides information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.

Helpline is delivered online, by text or email only (no telephone support).

Opening hours are Monday-Friday:10.30am-9pm. Weekends:10am-6pm.

Text chat by texting 020 3322 1860


Webchat can be accessed at

The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust is the largest umbrella agency for specialist rape and sexual abuse services in the UK and has been providing infrastructure support to our members for the past 15 years. We have 124 member agencies based in the UK and Ireland providing information, advice, support and therapy to over 80,000 individual survivors each year. Our services work with victims and survivors of all ages, all genders, of all forms of sexual violence, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, including support for partners and family members.

Contact number: 08088 010 818

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