Useful Links and Resources
Voice of a Survivor
- A new Website for survivors and their therapists from a survivor of sexual abuse who shares her story, poetry, resources, blogs and podcasts: Recovery from Child Sexual Abuse
- Independent Advocacy Mental Health
Mental health advocacy – statutory and generic
Tel 0247 6697443
Black and Ethnic Minorities Organisations
- Panahghar Asian Women’s Refuge:
Services primarily for Asian women providing supported temporary housing, advice, information, advice, counselling and more.
Tel: 024 7622 8952
- Tamarind Centre
Provides holistic health and wellbeing support service to BME Communities
- Tel 024 76227712 or 024 762255
- Counselling Directory
Connecting you with professional support
Tel 0844 8030 240
- Into the Light is a counselling service for sexual abuse survivors in London. They have produced a post to help survivors who may be struggling during this extreme and unsettling period of the Coronavirus pandemic. www.intothelight.org.uk/
Digital Mental Health Resource
- Togetherall formerly Big White Wall (BWW) is a digital mental health service, available online and 24/7. The service is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides monitor the community to ensure the safety and anonymity of all members.
If you would like to find out further information or would like to register, please visit the Togetherall website.
- For anyone aged 16 or over who wants to improve their mental health.
- Equality and Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP)
Anyone who has experienced or witnessed discrimination because of Age, Disability, gender, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
Tel 01788 863117
Dissociative Identity Disorders
- First Person Plural
Specialists in working for and on behalf of those affected by Dissociative Identity Disorder and similar complex trauma related dissociative identity conditions.
- Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS)
Training, Informing and Supporting for people who have suffered trauma and developed a dissociative disorder and people supporting them.
Helpline 0800181 4420
Drug and Alcohol Support
- Change Grow Live
Free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults (including offenders), families, carers and affected others in Warwickshire.
Tel 01926 353513
- Drugrehab.com a free online resource that provides information about addiction and mental health issues.www.drugrehab.com
Housing Support for People with Disabilities
- Together for Mental Wellbeing
For people 16+ with a learning/physical disability/sensory disability or mental health problem. Providing mental health support services on Benefits, Debt, Appeals, Tribunals, Landlord Issues, Budgeting, Letter Writing, Tenancy Issues.
Tel 02476 796416
- Coventry Friend
Tel: 024 7671 4199 / 07847 470 345
Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Trans Information and Support
- Galop – National LGBT+ Domestic Violence Helpline
Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse be it physical, psychological, emotional, financial or sexual.
Tel: 0800 999 5428
- Warwickshire Pride
Advice, support and guidance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as well as other sexual and gender diverse minorities (LGBT+). Provided via a range of support services and activities for LGBT+ people across Warwickshire.
Tel 07580 532659
Service for young people and families with gender variant/transgender children
Self Harm Resources
Self injury Support is a UK-wide support with new free self-help resources now available.
Experience-led self-help resource: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/experience-led-self-help-resource
Dealing with self-harm in lockdown: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/self-care-and-self-advocacy
First Aid for self-harm: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/first-aid
Seeking treatment and self advocacy: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/seeking-treatment-and-self-advocacy
Harm Minimisation: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/harm-minimisation
Distractions and Displacement: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/distractions-and-displacement
Exploring Alternatives: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/alternatives
Blogs about self-harm and coronavirus: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/Blogs/coping-with-coronavirus-and-lockdown/Category/coping-with-covid-19
A range of other self-help and information: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/Pages/Category/self-help-resources
If you have an unplanned pregnancy, you may have mixed feelings about what to do next. You don’t need a GP referral to access NHS funded abortion care, you can refer yourself to discuss your options with an abortion provider. You can contact Marie Stopes UK 365 days of the year on 0345 300 8090 or use their website: mariestopes.org.uk to find out about services in your area.
- The Calm Zone
Support for men contemplating suicide.
Helpline 0800 585858
24 hour Mental Health Helplines
- Mental Health Matters
24 hr Helpline.
Telephone and email support for people experiencing mental health issues. We also offer support for carers and can provide information and advice for professionals.
Email for service users: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel Freephone 0800 616 171 (for service users)
Providing a 24/7 listening service for anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Tel Freephone 116 123
An early intervention website that offers help to men who have had unwanted sexual experiences. Homepage: https://www.1in6.uk/
- Age UK
Information and advice on money, care, health and wellbeing for older people.
Helpline: 0800 678 1602
- DABS UK
Books for survivors of sexual abuse and rape and related issues
- Books on Prescription
Books on Prescription collections are for anyone to access. Aimed at adults, older people, young people and families with young children.
Many of the books in the collections may be prescribed by Health Professionals but anyone can browse and borrow with a participating library card. Details about library membership can be found at your local library.
Further information and details about the books can be found on participating library websites.
For Warwickshire: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/booksonprescription
Sexual Abuse and Rape Support
- Sexual Health Warwickshire
Providing a range of contraception and sexual health services, including family planning, pregnancy testing and full sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing.
Tel 0300 123 6644
- Blue Sky Centre (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)
For immediate support following recent rape or sexual assault.
Tel: 02476 865 505.
- Rape Crisis
National umbrella body for Rape Crisis member groups. Information about centres in your area.
Helpline Tel: 0808 802 9999.
- The Survivors Trust (TST)
UK-wide national umbrella agency for 130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.
- Stop it Now
Support and advice for people concerned about the behaviour of another adult or having concerns about their own thoughts and behaviours towards children.
Free 24-hour helpline for any young person in trouble or danger. Also provides on-line support
Freephone 0800 1111
Information and advice for children or anyone concerned about a child and helpline children affected to recover.
Tel Freephone 0800 800 500
For under 18s Tel 0800 1111
- Young Minds
Useful, informative website and 24/7 messenger service for young people in mental health crisis.
Text YM to 85258
Back to Resources