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Coming along to the group can be a great source of support, meeting other Survivors, listening
to their stories and the difficulties that they have experienced and how some have managed to
overcome them and move-on. However the group only meets twice a month and you may need
support and understanding at other times. These are some suggested sources of support









Survivors Network

Survivors trust












Your GP can help with many problems that you may be experiencing as a result of your childhood abuse.
They may also be able to direct you to more specific help.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood is a charity, based in the UK, providing support and information for people abused
in childhood.
NAPAC provides a freephone support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood.
Call 0800 085 3330 for free from landlines, 3, Orange and Virgin mobile phones.
Call 0808 801 0331 for free from O2,
T-Mobile and Vodafone mobile phones.

Support services to men (18+) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual assault at any time in their lives. Mankind developed from the need for an agency in Sussex that could provide
appropriate services to men.
Mankind offers counselling and groups which are now open to women and partners too.

Survivors Network offers a range of services for women, men and young people including drop-in, counselling and advocacy.
01273 203380


The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella agency for over 130 specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations throughout the UK
and Ireland.

MACSAS 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. Supporting survivors who have
remained within their Christian communities and for those who
have left.
Free Helpline: 0808 801 0340
Helpline available: Tues, 2 - 5pm Weds, 6 - 9pm

S:VOX is a national, survivor-led self help organisation that addresses issues affecting survivors of any form of violence and abuse, be that physical, emotional, sexual or spiritual, experienced in childhood or adulthood. 

Samaritans is not just for people who are suicidal. You can call and be heard whatever difficulties you are struggling with, 24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
08457 90 90 90


NHS Direct





Alcaholics Anonymous






Action for Change




Self Harm Network



Counselling Plus






NHS Direct has now been replaced by the 111 service. This is available is also available 24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
Call 111

Al-Anon provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. 
Helpline 020 7403 0888

Alcaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Helpline: 0845 769 7555

The National Drugs Helpline
is a 24-hour, seven-days a week,
free and confidential telephone
service that offers advice and
information for those who are
concerned, or have questions,
about drugs. The service is
available to anyone.
0800 77 66 00

Action for Change is a charity providing a range of services to enable people of all ages to take positive action so that they can lead meaningful and healthy lives.
Advice, information and support around the impact of alcohol, drugs, smoking and other health and social issues which can
have an impact on an individual or a family.
0300 111 2470

National Self Harm Network
support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and to improve their quality of life
Helpline: 0800 622 6000

Low Cost Counselling
Counselling Plus is a charity which offers confidential, one to one counselling to people aged 16 years plus, in the Hastings and Eastbourne areas, at such times of stress, change, pain or loss. One main aim is to provide a service for those on low income or living on benefits
01424 428300

Many Private Counsellors & Therapists are also available.
You can see what is available
in your area using one of the
on-line counselling directories

Just talking to a friend, family
member, doctor etc, that you
trust can be the first step towards a better future.