Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
If you’ve been a victim or witness of any crime you can get emotional and practical help from Victim Support, whether or not it has been reported to the police. Phone 0845 30 30 900.
Victim Support NI
Victim Support NI offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Northern Ireland.
Victim Support Line: 0845 30 30 900 (or 028 9024 4039).
Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Scotland.
Supportline: 0845 603 9213.
The National Rape Crisis Helpline
The National Rape Crisis Helpline is accessible 365 days a year to women calling from anywhere in England and Wales who have survived any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago, offering specialised, confidential support, information and referral details completely free of charge. The helpline is also available to provide an immediate source of support to friends and family of survivors, as well as other professionals, to understand how best to support female survivors of sexual violence. Call the helpline on 0808 802 9999.
Rape Crisis Scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. The helpline offers free and confidential crisis support and information. It can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services for ongoing support.
Phone: 0808 801 03 02
NEXUS NI works across Northern Ireland to respond to the needs of survivors of sexual violence aged 16 and over. It offers counselling to victims of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. Contact your local Nexus office by phone or email to arrange counselling or to ask for more information.
Phone: 028 9032 6803
Survivors UK provide information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.
Phone: 0845 122 1201 (Monday and Tuesday evenings 7pm - 9.30pm; Thursday afternoons 12:00noon - 2:30pm).
Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope round the clock, every single day of the year. They provide a safe place to talk where calls are completely confidential. Get in touch by phone or email or find the details for the local branch online.
Phone: 08457 90 90 90