If you are a survivor or supporting a survivor there are resources that can help you:

If you need urgent support

If you are in the UK you can reach out to the Samaritans by calling them on

116 123 in the UK or
116 123 (ROI)
You can also email the Samaritans at

If you’re in the US you can reach out to RAINN at 1.800.656.HOPE



  • Providing a range of services which offer direct support to survivors
  • Ensuring that survivors know where they can go for help
  • Spreading best practice in the support of survivors among those who they may approach for help
  • Working with others to increase the provision and effectiveness of support for survivors
  • Standing up for survivors and representing their interests among those who are in a position to help improve their lives



CIS’ters – surviving rape & sexual abuse


We provide emotional support for females aged 18+ who (as children/teens) were raped/sexually abused/exploited by a member of their immediate and/or extended family. We offer female survivors the opportunity to explore painful issues and their associated anxieties in a confidential environment.

This survivor Sue Crocombe has found them invaluable.

Pandora's Project

Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through our online support group, Pandora’s Aquarium.
We believe that connecting with other rape and sexual abuse survivors is an important part of healing. Our online support group includes a message board, chat room, and blogs.
It is free to join and is safely moderated by a diverse group of survivors.

What We Offer

Pandora’s Project offers a message board and chat room, free lending library, and numerous articles and resources. We welcome all survivors of sexual violence.
If you’ve been a victim of stranger rape, acquaintance or date rape, molestation, incest, childhood sexual abuse, partner or marital rape, gang rape, or any other type of sexual assault, you are welcome here as you recover and reclaim your life.

Other Twitter Chats

No More Shame

which is on Mondays in USA and Tuesday morning 2-3am in U.K.

Sex Abuse Chat


is every Tuesday, 6pm pst/9pm est or 2am Wednesdays in U.K. with @RachelintheOC and @BobbiLParish

Facebook Support Groups

No More Silent Voices UK – Closed group for Survivors of abuse & Chat Room

Dissociation DID Trauma & Abuse

EMPS-EMPowering Survivors of abuse

The Holly Project

Survivors Manchester – Supporting Male Survivors

Survivors UK – Supporting Male Survivors

The Survivors Network

Start to talk Mental Health & trauma support

Mental Health & Self Harm Support

H.O.P.E Mental Health closed support group

Links to the hosts other web sites

Elaine Hook Education Consultancy

Elaine Hook’s Personal Blog

Karen Pollock: Counselling in Northumberland

Sue’s Blog

Steven’s Blog (Mental Heath & Surviving Childhood Abuse)

Athena Moberg’s Blog