National Rape Crisis Freephone Helpline Number

0808 802 99 99

12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm

Every Day of the Year

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) in Croydon provides a free phone number for their helpline service. The number, which is completely free from landlines and public phones, will not appear on callers’ bills. It is also free from the main six UK mobile networks – 3, Orange, Virgin, Vodafone, T-Mobile and O2 – enabling vulnerable service users to access a helpline free and confidentially.

The RASASC helpline is open every day of the year, including weekends and bank holidays, from 12-14:30 and in the evening from 19–21:30, taking calls nationally from female and male survivors as well as non-abusing families, partners, friends and other agencies.

Hope House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester.

You can visit Hope House SARC in person or phone them on:

Monday – Friday on: 01452 754390

In an emergency, please call 999 or 112

If you, or somebody you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, staff at Hope House SARC can provide:

  • Understanding and emotional support
  • Confidential treatment and First Aid / medical care
  • Emergency contraception if necessary
  • Information on other agencies who will be able to help
  • A change of clothing
  • Access to the Police to gather evidence and investigate your assault

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Tel: 0845 602 9035


Gloucestershire Counselling Services

Gloucestershire Counselling Services provide a countywide high quality, professional and responsive counselling service, with over 35 years’ experience of working with individuals, couples and families. We are a BACP Accredited Counselling Service.  Applications for counselling can be made on-line via our website, or by calling 01453 766310 and we have venues in Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury.

ChildLine (UK-wide)

Counselling service for young people up to 18, who can contact the service with any problem.

Helpline: 0800 1111


‘Beat’ – eating disorder support

Main Helpline – 0345-634-1414 – operates Monday to Wednesday, 1pm to 4pm

Youthline – 0345-634-7650 – (for under twentyfives) – Monday to Wednesday, 1pm to 4pm + email support services operating Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Main helpline team email

Youthline email

The main office of beat can be contacted on 0300 123 3355.


Gloucestershire self-harm support (Rethink)

0808 8010606


Brook  – Sexual health & wellbeing for Under 25’s

Victim support Gloucestershire

0808 281 0112


08457 90 90 90
Cheltenham 01242 515777
Gloucester   01452 306333

Rights of women

Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK registered Charity that supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.

The London sleep centre

(Sleeping disorders)

0207 7250523

The Pottergate centre for trauma and dissociation

01603 660029/633115

Rape Crisis Scotland

Set up to support the work of centres in Scotland, and to help the Rape Crisis movement
develop and improve services to women across Scotland.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland

A multi-member political and campaigning organisation committed to the
elimination of all forms of sexual violence through eecting political, cultural and social change.

Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University

Centre for independent research, evaluation, training, consultancy and networking

End Violence Against Women

A Coalition Campaign that was launched on 23rd November 2005. EVAW believes that women in the UK are entitled to live their lives free from gender-based violence and discrimination, and that the UK Governments have a leading role to play in creating a society that does not tolerate or excuse violence against women.

Trans Survivors Helpline

A helpline for survivors who identify as trans or non-binary. This helpline is staffed by trans volunteers and it is jointly run by Survivors’ Network and LGBT Switchboard. Contact through OR 01273 204050 Open Sundays 1 – 5pm