Useful links

We have listed below some links to other support agencies and organisations which may be of use to you or someone you are supporting.  In an emergency situation where you do not feel safe dial 999.

Coventry Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (CRASAC)
Helpline: 02476 277 777
CRASAC offer a free and confidential service that provides support for survivors who have experienced any kind of sexual abuse of any kind at any time in their life. Their counselling service is available to women and also to girls and boys aged 5 – 18 years. Their helpline and ISVA services are also available to men and boys.

Rape or Sexual Abuse Support (RoSA – Warwickshire)
Helpline: 01788 551 151
Independent charity working with survivors of rape or sexual abuse, their families and friends. Support women, men, young people and children. Offer a confidential service. ISVA and counselling supporting.

Terrence Higgins Trust
Helpline: 02476 229 292
Terrence Higgins has several offices around the United Kingdom, one of which is in Coventry. Terrence Higgins Trust can help if you are living with HIV, know someone who is, or think you might have put yourself at risk of getting HIV.

Helpline: 0300 123 20 28

Office Number: 01926 402498

Safeline Warwickshire provides a range of services to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their families, whether historic, recent or current.

Services include free phone helpline, support groups, 121 counselling & psychological support, ISVA, client and professional training, young people projects and useful library resources. We support males & females, younger and older.

Survivors UK: (Men and boys only)
Tel: 0845 122 1201
National helpline for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault.

Birmingham Rape & Sexual Violence Project (RSVP)

Telephone: 0121 643 0301

Telephone helpline: 0121 643 4136

We will support and inspire those affected by sexual violence and abuse to make positive meaningful changes to live a future with hope and confidence.

Since anyone can experience rape, sexual violence and abuse, RSVP services support females and males from the age of 18 upwards, and offers advocacy support from the age of 5 upwards.

The Truth About Rape
National campaigning organization raising awareness surrounding sexual violence.

Rape Crisis Coordination Group
National umbrella body for Rape Crisis member groups. Information about centre’s in your area.

Victim Support
Tel: 0845 30 30 900
Offers support and information, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or not.

Samaritans: (Men and women)
Tel: 024 76 678 678
Emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

NAPAC (National association for peopled abused in childhood).
Tel: 0800 085 3330

NSPCC Helpline:
Tel: 0800 800 500 (free phone)
Information and advice for children or anyone concerned about a child.

Tel: 0800 1111 (free phone)
Free 24-hour helpline for any young person in trouble or danger.

Youth Access
Tel: 020 8772 9900 (Mon-Fri 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm).
Provides details of local advice, information & counselling services for 10-25 year olds. Also refers young people to free services such as drop-in centres.

Tel: 020 7336 8445
Parents Information Service: 0800 018 2138
(Mon & Fri 10am – 1pm, Tues-Thurs 1pm-4pm)
Young Minds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Young Minds Parents Information Service is a free confidential telephone service providing information, advice and details of other national/local services.

Respect Yourself

Respect Yourself is a website that provides more than just the standard guidance on sexual health. NHS Warwickshire, Warwickshire County Council and Coventry University used feedback from young people to create this website.

It is a comprehensive site offering information about sex and associated topics in ways that young people have said are lacking from the sex education they receive in school, whatever their sexual orientation.

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. Counselling Directory is a support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists, with information on their training and experience, areas of counselling covered, fees and contact details.

Domestic Abuse Services


Black, Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee Domestic Violence and Abuse Floating Support Service. Panaghar provides temporary emergency accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Offers a culturally sensitive service providing multi lingual support and advice for a range of issues e.g. housing, benefits, immigration, legal issues, advocacy and safety planning.

24 Hour Helpline: 0800 055 6519



Deliver open access, advice and information for anymore concerned about domestic abuse via a specialist helpline, website and drop in sessions. All services can be accessed through the helpline number.

Specialist domestic abuse helpline: 0800 408 1552 (mon – fri 8am-8pm & sat 9am-4pm)

Domestic Abuse Refuge Service

Refuges provide safe emergency housing and support to women (aged 16 and over) and their children escaping domestic violence and abuse. Addresses are confidential.

Please contact: 07584 233 473

Warwickshire Domestic Violence Support Services (WDVSS)

WDVSS deliver a number of services. Head office contact details are:

Tel: 01788 537112

Mon- Thur 9.30-12.00

Domestic Abuse Counselling Service (DACS)

DACS is committed to the protection of women and children by providing therapy for victims and perpertrators of abuse to enable them to make the changes they need to make in their life.



Tel: 08450 044 075

National Services: Victims

National Domestic Violence Helpline/ Refuge

Country’s largest specialist provider of domestic violence services. Refuge operates a national network of services which includes: independent domestic and sexual violence advocacy, refuges, outreach, sanctuary, floating support and culturally specific accommodation and outreach for BAMER women and children.

Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between womens aid and refuge.

Tel: 0808 2000 247


Forced Marriage Helpline

Tel: 0800 5999 247 (mon – fri 9.30am – 5pm)

Called the ‘Honour Network’ the dedicated helpline is run by the charity Karma Nirvana, which helps survivors of honour crimes and forced marriages

Polish Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 01270 260106

Broken Rainbow

Tel: 0845 260 4460 (mon-fri 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm)

For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who experience domestic violence

Men’s Advice Line

Tel: 0808 801 0327 (mon-fri 10am- 1pm & 2pm-5pm)

A helpline for make victims of domestic violence and abuse)

National Services: Perpetrators


Tel: 0845 122 8609 (mon-fri 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm)

A helpline offering information and advice to people who are abusive towards their partners and want help to stop.

Everyman Project

Tel: 0207 263 8884

Everyman offers a range of support services for men who want to stop behaving violently or abusively and for the people affected by their violence or abuse.

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