Help and support / links for victims and survivors

Help and Support / links for victims and survivors

If you are looking through this page it might be because something has happened to you, you are struggling and looking for help, or because you want to support someone close to you. 

Seeking help when you are struggling, or thinking about speaking out about any kind of abuse, can often raise all kinds of emotions. There may be many reasons why you have not spoken out before. It can feel overwhelming and frightening, but it can also be the first step towards support, healing and recovery. You are not to blame for what happened to you.

You will be heard, be supported, and have your concerns taken seriously. It is your choice who you share your experience with. You can contact Alexandra Griffiths, Safeguarding Co-ordinator, on 0151 522 1043 or a.griffiths@rcaol.org.uk for a confidential conversation, or you can contact one of the organisations below. 

       
Please access this link: Hurt by Abuse. Break the Silence. A Guide For Victims and Survivors
 
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/  
 
Child Line 0800 1111
https://www.childline.org.uk/ 
 
Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141
https://www.elderabuse.org.uk/ 
 
Age UK 0800 169 8787 or 0800 055 6112
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/ 
 
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
www.womensaid.org.uk
 
The Survivors Trust 01788 550554
http://www.thesurvivorstrust.org/
 
One in Four
Specialising in working with survivors of childhood sexual violence. Offers long-term one to one therapy.             
020 8697 2112
Mon –Fri 09900- 2100 Sat 1000 – 1500
admin@oneinfour.org.uk
www.oneinfour.org.uk
 
NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) 0800 085 3330 or 0808 801 0331 (Check website for opening times)
https://napac.org.uk
 
IICSA Truth Project 0800 917 1000 or emailing 
share@truthproject.org.uk
https://www.truthproject.org.uk,
 
Grief to Grace 020 7937 4297
https://www.grieftograceuk.org/
 
Papyrus 0800 068 4141
https://papyrus-uk.org/ 
 
Samaritans 116 123
jo@samaritans.org
 
RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) Cheshire East: 01260 697900
Cheshire West & Chester: 01244 907710
Halton: 01928 477980
Knowsley: 0151 218 7960
St. Helens: 01744 877987
Warrington: 01925 221546
https://www.rapecentre.org.uk/
 

BBC Action Line has comprehensive information and support including phone numbers for specialist support agencies for a range of areas below. Please click on the link to access: