NHS Choices - What should I do immediately after a sexual assault or rape?
NHS Direct Helpline: 0845 46 47
After a rape or sexual assault you may be affected emotionally and physically. Only you can decide what you feel up to doing in the following hours, days or weeks.
But there are certain pieces of advice we can offer you, so that you have the knowledge you need to make the right decisions for you, and get the support you need.
Supportline: 0845 30 30 900
Comprehensive help and information: www.victimsupport.org.uk
Our services are confidential, free and available to anyone who's been raped or sexually assaulted, now or in the past. We can help, regardless of whether you have told the police or anyone else about the attack. Our volunteers can visit you at home (if you want us to, and if doing so will not put you at further risk) or somewhere else if you prefer. If you don't want to see anyone face-to-face, you can also talk to us on the 'phone, either at one of our local offices or at the national Victim Supportline.
RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre)
National Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)
National helpline for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, their families and friends. Provides emotional and practical support.
Women Against Rape
This is the joint website of Women Against Rape and Black Women's Rape Action Project. Both organisations are based on self-help and provide support, legal information and advocacy. We campaign for justice and protection for all women and girls, including asylum seekers, who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence.
National Organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse.
See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries.
Women's Aid Federation
National Domestic Violence Helpline (24hrs): 08457 023 047
Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. We work to end violence against women and children, and support over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country.
The Rape and Abuse Line (RAL)
Helpline: 0808 800 0123 answered by women
Helpline: 0808 800 0122 answered by men
A registered charity that offers a freephone, confidential helpline to persons who have survived rape or abuse however long ago the experiences were.
Survivors UK – Male Rape and Sexual Abuse Support
National Helpline: 0845 122 1201
We understand the effect which male rape and sexual abuse can have upon those who are forced to experience it, and we're well aware of the traumatic process which it can set in motion. If you are a man who has suffered sexual abuse or rape in the past, you can turn to us for help. We have a range of support options to help you recover from your experience and put the past behind you.
MPower – Support for Male Survivors of Abuse
Helpline: 0808 808 4321
TALK to someone you can trust.