Whilst we aim to provide support to you during the workshops, Kindreds Creatives cannot offer emergency psychological support. You can find information and support from the professional organisations listed below. They can provide resources, information, referrals and a listening ear to survivors, and some also provide helpful guidance for those supporting the survivor.


Disclaimer: Kindreds Creatives has no association with any of these bodies and we are not seeking to promote their work. This information is up to date at the time of going to print but you are advised to check the websites before making contact and to confirm that they are the right organisation to support you at this time. Kindreds Creatives cannot take responsibility for the content of these web pages or publications and the views expressed are not necessarily those of Kindreds Creatives itself.



  • Samaritans – call 116 123 to talk to a crisis volunteer.
  • SOS – Suicide of Silence 0300 1020 505, 8am to midnight to speak to a volunteer.
  • MAYTREE – Telephone support between 8am and 8pm for those with suicidal thoughts. Canoffer short term residential support. 020 7263 7070,
  • NHS – call 111 and choose option 2 for the NHS First Response Service. They will triage you and provide support.
  • If you cannot talk to anyone or would prefer not to, text Shout to 85258 and a trained mental health crisis volunteer will text back 24/7
  • If you have harmed yourself or are in danger of taking life-threatening action please call 999 and seek help.


    Set up originally by a survivor. A charity and therapy practice based in South West London specifically for adult men and women survivors of sexual abuse,victims of violent crime and their partners. Currently operating a waiting list and holding session remotely. 020 8541 1951
  • CARA
    Centre for Action on Rape & Abuse is a support service based in Essex for women and young people who have been raped, sexually abused or assaulted either recently or in the past buy a stranger, friend or family member. You can self-refer online or call on 01206 769 795 and leave a message on the 24 hour answerphone.
  • DABS
    A signposting service that has produced a directory of all support groups in the Uk for survivors of childhood abuse, incest and
    Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse, run by survivors. They offer support groups, a forum and a range of resources.
    An abuse survivor support group driven by volunteers with people based inthe US, UK, Europe and Australia. They offer a range of forums and resources.
  • The Lantern Project
    Contact is by email and they will send literature and direct you to other potential sources of support.
  • Let Go Let Peace Come In
    An American site Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse with the mission to work together to heal, recover and enact change and understanding to confront the effects of CSA throughout an adult’s life. They have a range of varied online resources and a list of books and videos.
  • London Survivors Gateway
    A hub for sexual violence support in London, providing advice on accessing specialist services. You may need to complete a self-referral form. They can be contacted on 0808 801 0860
    Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors is a support group for women and men from Christian backgrounds who have been sexually abused by Ministers or Clergy, as children or as adults. They support both survivors who have remained Christian and those who have left the community. The helpline is08088 01 03 40 – Saturdays 9.00am – 11.30am & Wednesdays 7.00pm – 9.30pm.Email
  • MIND
    For advice and information on mental health problems. Their information line is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and will signpost you to other sources of help – 0300 123 3393
    Online they have suggestions for coping tools, including short videos of breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation.
    MOSAC A voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
    Their helpline is 0800 980 1958
    The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (previously National Association of Christian Survivors of Sexual Abuse)
    Helpline for confidential emotional support 0808 801 0331 Mon to Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri 10am – 6pm. Or email on They also provide links to leaflets and books.
  • One in Four
    Support for people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and trauma.Check website for up to date services as they are dependent on funding.
    RASASC (male & female survivors of rape & sexual abuse)
    Surrey based service providing information and emotional support to survivors of rape or sexual abuse, and to people who are supporting a survivor. Evening helpline 01483 546400 check website for times.
  • SANEline
    SANE is one of the UK’s leading charities concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness. During COVID 19 the helpline isn’t available but you can email on or call and leave a message on 07984 967 708 and they will get back to you as soon as possible. They also offer a support forum. Help line usually operates 4.30pm to 10.30pm for emotional support, guidance and information for anyone affected by mental illness.
  • SHE-UK
    Nottingham based organisation which provides a variety of help based support for female victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse including therapy and life-long learning classes.
  • Survivors of Incest Anonymous
    This is an American site for survivors of incest. It has a meeting and group directory where you can search for Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA) groups although they currently don’t have any in the UK.
  • Survivors on the Net
    For adult survivors of childhood abuse, set up by a survivor of incest. There area number of resources including, a chat room, a list of links, and poetry.
  • The Survivors Trust
    An umbrella organisation for the UK which provide support to survivors of rape and sexual abuse. They offer a free helpline to provide information 08088010818 and can help you find support in your area of the UK
  • Survivors’ Network
    Brighton based feminist organisation for those who have experienced sexual violence. Check the website for services or email They have a wide range of information including reporting abuse and attending court and have run a project on supporting trans people who are survivors.
  • Survivors UK
    Support for sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened. 02035983898
  • Switchboard Trans Survivors Project
    Brighton based LGBTQ organisation that run support online groups for trans survivors of sexual abuse. 01273 359042


  • Breaking Free Workbook
    By Carolyn Ainscough & Kay Toon
    Practical information and help for survivors set out in four sections. 1)Understanding your present problems and keeping safe; 2) Guilt and self-blame; 3) Feelings about yourself and others; 4) Looking to the future. The book has been used in the NHS for survivors and those working with survivors.
  • What About Me?
    A book for male partners of women recovering from childhood sexual abuse. It covers how to help, deal and cope with the survivor’s anger, grief and pain.