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Helplines for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual violence

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE THERE ARE MANY ORGANISATIONS WHO CAN HELP

NeverTooLateToTell

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
www.napac.org.uk
The UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.

NAPAC’s support line - national support line for adult survivors of any type of childhood abuse, 0808 801 0331 free from UK landlines or mobiles. They don’t ask names, they don’t record calls, the number won’t show up on your bill. Around one in 5 callers to our support line are telling someone for the first time about what they suffered.

Go to www.napac.org.uk for information and resources for survivors, professionals and people who have friends or family who were abused in childhood.

We have some advice for friends and family on how to support someone who is a survivor http://napac.org.uk/know-a-survivor/.

NSPCC
The NSPCC helpline is available if you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact their professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.

Call on 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

Celebrating 20 years of Loose Women

A WEEK CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF LOOSE WOMEN

Can you believe that this week we are turning 20 years old?! Our ladies are looking back at their funniest, sassiest, controversial and most emotional moments.

Tune in every day this week at 12:30pm, ITV.

Did our Body Stories campaign help you?

The Loose Women Body Stories campaign, May 2017

JOIN THE LOOSE WOMEN AUDIENCE!

You'll remember when nine Loose Women bravely stripped down to their swimwear in the name of body confidence. It was all part of our Body Stories campaign, which we launched in May 2017. At the time, many of you got in touch, telling us how it helped you accept your bodies too.

Now we need your help. If our campaign helped you, we want to invite you to join our live audience for a very special show celebrating 20 years on your screens.

The minimum age for the show is 16. Anyone who is 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over, and free to travel to our studios in London on Thursday 5th September. For more information, send an email to enquiries@sroaudiences.com with your name, contact details and the reason why our body confidence campaign helped you.

Please use the subject line: 'Body Stories audience'.

'Life Before Loose': Jane Moore on her early dreams to act and reporting on 'stunning' Princess Diana

In the third installment of 'Life Before Loose' - a series of interviews with our panelists to celebrate Loose Women's 20th anniversary - we spoke to the wonderful Jane Moore, who has been with us from the very start.

We began by talking about Jane's humble upbringing, beauty pageants, aspirations to act and how she proved her teachers wrong when she decided to pursue a career in journalism. Watch above.

Should ex-addicts teach primary school children about drugs?

With the news today that drug-related deaths in England and Wales have reached record levels, our panel discussed how we can tackle the crisis.

One former addict - who goes into primary schools and shows kids as young as seven the long-lasting effects drugs have had on his body - thinks early education is the key.

Our panel had mixed feelings on the matter of whether children as young as seven should be learning about the effects of drugs.

Brenda said she would want to be educated herself as well as her children so that she could continue the important conversation at home.

Denise opened up about her personal story with alcohol and suggested that if we are going to talk about drugs to children we should include alcohol abuse in the conversation too.