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Support for Survivors

We know this campaign will hit home for a lot of people, so please do use the support services we have listed here if you need them.

 

#TakeSurvivorsSeriously Spaces for Survivors

We’re planning a series of coffee mornings for survivors throughout the campaign and an open letter writing workshop. If you’d like to be invited to these events, please fill out this form.

 

16 Days Against Sexual Violence Wellness Events

We also encourage you to register your interest in our 16 Days programme events that includes embodied wellness practices to process trauma. Check out the full programme here.

Support Services Beyond Goldsmiths

Asian Women’s Resource Centre— open website in a new tab.

The AWRC supports women against gender-based violence. Our services include the professional provision of advice, information to survivors of domestic abuse, to support in securing safe housing, advocacy and interpreters, access to counselling and legal advice. We provide support services in the following languages: Bengali, Guajarati, Hindi, Hinko, Konkani, Marathi, Pashto, Patwari, Punjabi, Urdu, Farsi, Portuguese, Italian, Kurdish, Turkish & Azerbaijan. Our service ensures cultural sensitivity, confidentiality and listening time in a safe, non-judgemental environment. We have an open door policy to all women in need, from all ethnicity and backgrounds.

Chinese Information and Advice Centre— open website in a new tab.

CIAC offers free information, advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people living in the United Kingdom whose accessibility to mainstream services are often limited by language and/or cultural barriers. We are a part of a multilingual consortium called ASCENT providing linguistic and culturally sensitive services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence and abuse. Our services include support to women and families in distress; advice and support to victims of domestic violence; and advice on issues related to housing, legal protection, welfare benefits and children.

Galop— open website in a new tab.

We support people from all LGBT+ communities who are experiencing hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Jewish Women’s Aid— open website in a new tab.

JWA supports women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse, with short-term and long-term support. Our range of domestic abuse services includes immediate practical and emotional support, counselling, children's therapy and support groups.

Latin American Women’s Rights Service— open website in a new tab.

We support the immediate and long term needs of Latin American women migrants in the UK through specialist advice, advocacy, information and counselling services in a personalised, confidential and impartial manner. All our services are free, held in Spanish and Portuguese and in women-only settings.

National Centre for Domestic Violence— open website in a new tab.

Our service is targeted at the rapid relief of domestic violence and abuse. The NCDV aim to help you make an application for an emergency injunction (non-molestation order) within 24 hours from when we contact you. The majority of cases referred to us will result in speedy action in the civil courts, but we are also able to advise on those services providing alternative refuge accommodation and on legal protection for children caught up in abusive or failing relationships.

Rape Crisis South London— open website in a new tab.

We run a woman-only service, both for clients and staff, in response to the needs of our service users and the disproportionate nature of sexual violence as committed by men against women and girls.

Respond— open website in a new tab.

Respond supports people with learning disabilities, autism or both who have experienced violence, abuse or trauma.

Revenge Porn Helpline— open website in a new tab.

The Revenge Porn Helpline supports adult victims of intimate image abuse who live in the UK. We provide advice, guidance and support with helpling to remove intimate content which has been non-consensually shared online.

Samaritans— open website in a new tab.

If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won't judge or tell you what to do.

Sistah Space— open website in a new tab.

We work with African heritage women & girls who've experienced domestic or sexual abuse or who have lost a loved one to domestic violence. We provide advice and support as well as practical help by providing hygiene products such as sanitary pads, panties, bras, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps and other essential items (much of which have been donated by the local community).

Southhall Black Sisters— open website in a new tab.

We run an advice, advocacy and resource centre in West London which provides a comprehensive service to women experiencing violence and abuse and other forms of inequality. We offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages, especially South Asian languages. Whilst our focus is on the needs of black and minority women, we will not turn any woman away who needs emergency help.

Survivors UK— open website in a new tab.

We are here to help sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes.

The Havens— open website in a new tab.

The Havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

Victim Support— open website in a new tab.

If you’ve been affected by crime, we can give you the support you need to move forward. Our services are free, confidential and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened.

Women and Girls’ Network— open website in a new tab.

We are a free service run by women, for women in London who have been affected by all forms of violence and abuse.

 

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