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‘Sometimes the best support you can give someone is to refer them on to someone who can help them better than you can.’

At ‘This Tangled Web’ we care about what resources we are sharing with you, we want them to be helpful, reliable and accurate. All the links and resources we share in good faith. At the time of listing them we have looked through the content. We cannot however continually monitor other website content and understand it is subject to change. It has to be your choice what you choose to view from the links below. We do hope that they are all suitable and helpful. If you do click on a link and it is no longer active and you have time to let us know, that would be very much appreciated.  We have tried to include a vast range of information that we think could be needed on a number of key topics… if you feel we have missed something important, do let us know. This is -YOUR- resource and we want to be as helpful as we can make it for you.  

Tiny Wisdom: On Asking for Help

“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” -Lena Horne

We often think that admitting struggle is a sign of weakness, but we all struggle sometimes. We all get overwhelmed sometimes. We all need help sometimes. Acknowledging this is not a sign of weakness, but struggling alone is a choice to grow weak.

We all need each other. No one is an island. The good news is that people really do care. Think about it. If someone you know was hurting, would you offer your support? If someone you know got into a tough situation, would you help them find a solution? You’d probably want them to come to you–to know that you care and they can trust and depend on you.

Why not give them the opportunity to do the same for you? Why push yourself to your breaking point when there are people who’d be honored to help lighten your load?

If you’re carrying more than you can handle today, choose to let some of it go by letting someone else in. You may feel vulnerable asking for help, but wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all learned to depend on each other?

By Lori Deschene

Helpline Numbers

The NHS 111 Service
TELEPHONE: 111
OPEN: 24HRS a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

The Samaritans
TELEPHONE: 08457 90 90 90
OPEN: 24 Hours a day
EMAIL: jo@samaritans.org

The Samaritans text service  077 25 90 90 90 normal mobile phone providers rates apply

Console No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling Console 24/7 freephone 1800247247

The Maytree Maytree is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. If you, or someone you know, could benefit from a one-off stay in a safe and confidential space, please call us today on 020 7263 7070 or email maytree@maytree.org.uk

Saneline
TELEPHONE: 0845 767 8000
OPEN: 6pm – 11pm 7 days a week

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

TELEPHONE 0300 330 0630 OPEN: 10-11pm or  email help chris@llgs.org.uk

Supportline
TELEPHONE: 01708 765200

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
TELEPHONE: 1-800-273-TALK

If you are feeling suicidal, you should speak to your Doctor or you can also go to your local Hospital A&E Department.

UK 24 -hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247

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Survivors – United Kingdom

Rape Crisis – England and Wales

CRASAC – Working with survivors of sexual violence & abuse

RSVP – Rape & Sexual Violence Project

Ethnic Survivors Forum –  Offers a full range of support services for minority ethnic adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

The Survivors Trust – We believe that all survivors are entitled to receive the best possible response to their needs whether or not they choose to report.

NSPCC – National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

One in Four UK – Support for survivors of Sexual Abuse

Life Centre – Supporting Survivors of Rape & Sexual Abuse

TASC – We provide a UK web-based resource for survivors of the whole spectrum of child sexual abuse

The Moira Anderson Foundation – Dedicated to supporting those affected by Sexual Abuse

Into the Light – Support Information and Resources for Survivors and those that support them

Positive Change Arts Project – London

Survivors in Transistion – Ipswich

PARCS – PARCS is an organisation based within Portsmouth City that works with people who have been sexually violated at any time in their lives no matter how long ago.

The NEXUS Institute – Based in Belfast for Survivors

isas – Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors – Nottinghamshire

Safeline – Survivor to Survivor Support – Warwickshire and Coventry

Surviving Together – Norwich

Watford Rape Crisis – Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Helpline

SeVA – Sexual Violence Alliance

The Lantern Project – The Lantern Project was established in 2003 to provide help and support for survivors of sexual abuse

Breaking Free –  Providing an opportunity for females over the age of 18, who have experienced any or all forms of trauma due to sexual abuse and rape; we provide the opportunity to heal wounds and to break free from victim to survivor, within a safe and trusted environment.

SAVANA – An organisation that offers support services and information to anyone who has encountered or experienced any form of sexual assault or violence at some point in their lives. Please contact us for information and support.

SV2 – Supporting anyone who has been a victim of any form of sexual violence

DABS – DABS Pathfinder is a signposting service that provides free support and information all over the U.K. and the republic of Ireland to anyone and any organisation regarding issues to do with childhood abuse, incest and sexual violence.

Survive – At Survive our workers and volunteers will accept and value you. We will support you and listen to you and help you make decisions about what is most helpful to you.

Eve Women’s Well Being Project – The basic concept of eve is women supporting other women. Life can be difficult and a good support system makes all the difference

Guardian Angels – We will guide you through the process of reporting historic abuse

SARC – We are an independent, professional and confidential organisation with qualified and highly skilled staff that will listen and support you from the point of crisis and beyond

Outspiral – Towards freedom from childhood trauma – and its effects

S.H.E – Welcome to S.H.E. UK: Supporting; Healing; Educating. We are a UK Registered Charity based in Nottinghamshire that offers help, support and information for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Zoe Lodrick – Sexualised Trauma Specialist

Judy Byrne – Emotional Freedom Technique

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Survivors – Overseas

RAINN – The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization

Pandora’s Project – Survivor Support and Resources

Tell One Survivor – It’s time to tell SOMEONE, ANYONE and EVERYONE and understand that, as a survivor of sexual assault, there is life beyond the experience that is worth living.

Michael Skinner – Survivor & singer/songwriter

Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence – The Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence is a specialist Sexual Violence intervention and prevention service

The Mama Bear Effect – The Mama Bear Effect is about people caring, uniting, learning, and taking action to protect children.

Soul Solutions By Rae Luskin

Survivor’s Manual – Inspiring and Supporting Survivors

Darkness to Light – End Child Sexual Abuse – America

Operation Bobbi Bear – Helping abused children in South Africa

End the silence Campaign – Healing through Creativity
Overcoming Sexual Abuse- Embracing a new life
The Survivors Art Foundation – Healing through Art … Art through Healing
The Lamplighters Movement – An International Movement for Incest and Child Sexual Abuse Recovery
PAVE - Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment
Removing Chains – Removing Chains is your live chat support site offering hope, love and encouragement to hurting people globally

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Support For Parents & Educating Children

Mosac – Supporting non-abusive parents and carers of abused children

The Broken Road – A moving story of a mother’s strength and courage as she dealt with the sexual abuse of her daughter at the hands of her best friend’s husband

Step Up –  A support service for families where children have been sexually abused or raped

Family Lives – Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life

Matters to Me – Fantastic educational DVD and booklet on Child Safety

The Safety Network – Providing Information & Resources to help keep children safe

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept – Fantastic Empowering/Educational Book for children

Child Watch – Prevention, Protection & Resources

One Space – One Space is the parenting site for single parents

Gingerbread – We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents

Think U Know – Welcome to CEOP’s Thinkuknow for Parents and Carers! …Online Safety & Information

Enough Abuse UK – Looking to reduce the incidence of Child Sexual Abuse via training and consultancy

Parenting Post Trauma – Trauma Parenting Specialist & Trainer

How To Keep Your Child Safe Online – In today’s technologically advanced society, more children are accessing the Internet than ever before.

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Male Survivors

Survivors Manchester – Whatever you may be thinking and although you may feel it, we can guarantee 100% that you are not alone

Mankind Counselling – Support for men who have been sexually abused

Survivors UK – Understanding Male CSA & Rape

Male Survivors Trust – Adult Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Betrayed Boys – A non-profit organization providing a safe secure place for male survviors of childhood sexual abuse

John Mark Clubb – Male Survivor & Author

M Power – Supporting Male Survivors

1 in 6 – The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives.

Male Survivors Berkshire – We provide an information and support service for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape; their families, partners and anyone else supporting them.

 Male Survivor Org – e are committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism

Be Safe 1st Always – Male Survivor & Author John Harrison

The Calm Zone – Exists to prevent male suicide in the UK

Mens Health Forum – The centre of excellence for men’s health policy and practice

The Blast Project – The UK’s leading male only sexual exploitation project

Strong 2 Survive - We are a non-profit working to help male survivors of abuse.  Check out our forums for an interactive support system

Survive – Support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse in York & North Yorkshire

Timmy Fielding – I’m Timmy Fielding, author of Silent Victim: Growing up in a Child Porn Ring & Untold Stories:How I Survived a Child Porn Ring.

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Mental Health Support

Young Minds – Young peoples mental health & well being

Hearing Voices Network  – For people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions

Help For Depression - Learn to cope with depression

Mind – For better mental health

Depression Alliance

Unveiling the stigma – Support Forums

P.T.S.D – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PODS - Making recovery from Dissociative Disorders a reality

First Person Plural – First Person Plural is a small UK-wide membership charity led by volunteers who have lived-experience of dissociative identity disorder

See Me (Scotland) – ‘see me’ is Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health

Anxiety Org UK – Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding

Turn 2 Me – An online mental health community providing peer and professional support to people in distress

Leading Light – Leading Light offers help, support and guidance for people suffering with the effects of social anxiety, depression and related issues through various workshops, events, advice and many other avenues.

SANE – Removing Chains is your live chat support site offering hope, love and encouragement to hurting people globally

Aware.ie – Your Supporting Light Through Depression

OCD Action – We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD

The Blurt Foundation – The Blurt Foundation is a user-led community interest company which exists to support, help and inspire those affected by depression

NSUN Network for Mental Health – An independent, service-user-led charity that connects people with experience of mental health issues to give us a stronger voice in shaping policy and services.

Mental Health Today – News, Resources, Blogs, Bookshop

PANDAS –  Foundation vision is to support every individual with pre (antenatal), postnatal depression or postnatal pyschosis in England, Wales and Scotland

Project Semicolon – The Semicolon Project is a Non-Profit Movement dedicated to presenting Hope, Support and Help for people tackling with Anxiety, Addiction, Depression, Self-injury and Suicidal tenancies.

Positive Action for PTSD – Positive Action For PTSD is the UK’s leading organisation for ALL forms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for ALL people affected by PTSD including the partners and families of those diagnosed with PTSD.

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Addiction Help & Support

Free from Addiction Project – Supporting & Raising Awareness of Alcoholism

Adfam – Supporting Families affected by Drugs and Alcohol

My Route To Help -  Drug Info & Addiction Help

Addaction – Our aim is to help transform the lives of people affected by drug and alcohol problems

FRANK – Friendly & Confidential Drugs Advice

Narcotics Anonymous –  NA is a non profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Alcoholics 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.

Al Anon – Provide 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.

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Domestic Violence Help & Support

White Ribbon Campaign – Men working to end violence to Women

The Freedom Programme – Dealing with male violence to women and children

Mens Advice Line – Advice & Support for men experiencing Domestic Violence

E.V.A.W – End Violence Against Women

Southall Black Sisters – Domestic Violence Help

Refuge – Domestic Violence Support

Splitz – Domestic Violence and Abuse Support

Broken Rainbow – National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline

National Domestic Violence Helpline - 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline 0808 2000 247

Living without Abuse – Believes that all people have the right to live safely and without fear of violence and abuse.  We can provide support to anyone experiencing or fearing violence or abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family member.

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Online Support Forums & Groups

After Silence – Online Forum supporting survivors of sexual violence

Survivors Chat – Our mission is to help every survivor be their own greatest success in life; to give every survivor the strength and power to battle their life’s hardships

Lori’s Song – Online Forum supporting survivors from all forms of abuse

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Survivors of Abuse Related to Religion

MACSAS –  Minster and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors

SNAP – Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

The God Squad – Paddy Doyle

Bishop Accountability – Documenting the abuse in the Catholic Church

Stop Church Child Abuse – We have come together to investigate and highlight the serious safeguarding failures of church institutions, from 1954 to the present

Survivors NI –   is a mutual support and campaign group of survivors and victims of institutional abuse in Northern Ireland.

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Ritual Abuse Help & Support

R.A.N.S – Ritual abuse network scotland

Ritual Abuse Helpline (London) – Telephone Helpline Number & Information

Survivorship –  Is a powerful way to break the isolation and silence and to come together in community

End Ritual Abuse – I am a psychologist who has been profoundly touched by victims of ritual abuse

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Self Harm Help & Support

Recover your Life – Self Harm Support Forum

LifeSIGNS – LifeSIGNS is the user-led voluntary organisation raising awareness about self-injury

Self Injury Support – Bristol

Pieta House - A non-profit organisation that provides a free, specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal thoughts or engage in self harm

No Secrets – No Secrets is a peer support group for anybody over 16 years of age who is affected directly or indirectly by self-injury

National Self Harm Network – Support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and to improve their quality of life & much more

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Abuse by Females Help & Support

Female Sex Offenders – Raising Awareness – Mother-Daughter/Son Abuse

Female Sex Offenders – Join the fight against sex crime

Making Daughters Safe Again – Supporting Survivors Abused By Mothers

CIS’ters – Surviving rape & sexual abuse

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Reporting Abuse/Legal Support/Compensation

Victim Support – Free & Confidential Help to Victims of Crime

The Childrens Legal Centre – Provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, their families and carers

Rights of Women – Works to attain justice and equality by informing, educating and empowering women on their legal rights.

AbuseLaw – We are a team of solicitors and ancillary staff who are committed to helping the victims of abuse claim their legal rights and find whatever legal remedies are available to them.

Its My Decision – A step by step guide for rape and sexual assault victims

Criminal Injuries Compensation – Before you apply for an award you need to know if you are eligible and what type of an award and/or payment to apply for.

Association of Child Abuse Lawyers – An association set up for the benefit of victims, lawyers, experts and other professionals involved in the field of obtaining compensation for the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and adults abused in childhood

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Survivor Author Sites & Blogs

Patricia Singleton – Excellent Survivor Blog
Stacey J Hubbard – Survivor Pictures, poetry, life & other writing
Just Jess – One survivor to another – Blog
Protecting our Children – Survivor and Author Laurie Ann Smith
Secret Survivor – Survivor & Author T.E.Best
A Voice Within – Survivor Website
Alix Chapel Survivor’s Partner, Author
A Wonderful Blog – ‘From existing to Living’
Ms Rachel Milano – Survivor, Author, Speaker, Campaigner
Kazzie K Books – Survivor, Author, Campaigner Australia
Living a Secret – Online Survivor Community
John Mark Clubb – Survivor & Author
Daily Strength – Survivors Support Forum
The Survivor Archives – Positive and Inspiring Survivors
Red Awakening – Survivor Blog
Speaking Out – Blog
Just Be Enough – Website & Bl0g
Please Believe Me - Author/campaigner
Inner Child Concerts – Survivor & Gifted Musician
Emerging From Broken – Darlene Ouimet
My Journey Down The Road Less Travelled – Survivor Blog / Mental Health
The Power of Silence – Survivor Blog by Mariann Martland

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Specific Resources for Teens

Eighteen and Under – Support & Information for anyone under 18 suffering abuse

Childline

Teen Issues – Discussing the problems teens face

Life Centre – Supporting Survivors of Rape & Sexual Abuse (Teens Section – You can text/phone/email)

Mermaids – Support for children & teens with gender identity issues

Teen Pregnancy – Advice, Support & Information

Albert Kennedy Trust – Supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment

The Site – Covering a wide range of topics concerning young people

Bullying UK – Detailed advice on a range of problems including Cyberbullying and outside school

Tender – Exploring Healthy Relationships

R U Thinking – About Sex & Relationships

Papyrus – A National UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide

FRANK – Friendly & Confidential Drugs Advice

Kidscape – Anti Bullying Advice

Face Up To It - Fighting Child Exploitation

Anxiety In Teens – Mission: helping youth with mental illness & their families get information, inspiration and community through online presence and offline events featuring education, refuge and connection

Get Connected – Free confidential help for people under 25

Safe & Sound Derby – Working to end child sexual exploitation, Safe & Sound Derby provides support to children and young people who are being, or at risk of being sexually exploited, together with their families

The Marie Collins Foundation – Enabling children who suffer sexual abuse and exploitation via internet and mobile technologies to recover and live safe, fulfilling lives

MindFull – A brilliant new service for 11-17 year olds, providing support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing; helping you to overcome life’s ups and downs and feel confident and happy about who you are.

The Blast Project – The UK’s leading male only sexual exploitation project

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LBGT Support

Broken Rainbow – National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline

Stonewall – Working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals.

Galop –  Making life safe, just and fair for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people

Albert Kennedy Trust – Supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment

BGIOK –  Information and advice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and unsure under twenty-fives

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Eating Disorders

 Beat – Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders

Men Get Eating Disorders Too – An award winning national charity dedicated to representing and supporting the needs of men with eating disorders.

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Religious Resources/Support

Churches Child Protection Advisory Service – We exist to safeguard both children and vulnerable adults throughout the UK. We also work to help those throughout the UK who are, or have been, affected by child abuse and similar issues.

Lucy Faithfull Foundation – LFF works with different faith communities to help them safeguard children and manage abusive behaviours.

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Campaigns

Stop It Now – Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign

The Mama Bear Effect – The Mama Bear Effect is about people caring, uniting, learning, and taking action to protect children

Innocence Revolution – A Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse

Care Leavers Voice – The objective of Care Leavers Voice is to improve the care system by giving care leavers a voice to inform and influence policy

Erin Merryn – Author, Activist, Speaker, and force behind Erin’s Law

Little Warriors – Little Warriors is a national charitable organization, based in Canada, focusing on the education and prevention of child sexual abuse

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Suicide Prevention/Help

Stamp Out Suicide – Positive Steps Forward in Suicide Prevention

Papyrus – A National UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide

The Maytree Maytree is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. If you, or someone you know, could benefit from a one-off stay in a safe and confidential space, please call us today on 020 7263 7070 or email maytree@maytree.org.uk

Samaritans – If something’s troubling you, then get in touch… We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Pieta House - A non-profit organisation that provides a free, specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal thoughts or engage in self harm

National Suicide Prevention – No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living

The Calm Zone – Exists to prevent male suicide in the UK

Speaking of Suicide – A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, mental health professionals, suicide survivors, and the merely curious

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Specific  Support for Survivors with Learning Disabilities

Cornerstone – We have two funded projects that work along side each other to provide support to individuals who have a learning disability and who may have experienced sexual abuse.

 Ann Craft Trust – Please explore our website to find out what you can do to help protect the more vulnerable members of our society.

RESPOND – We aim to make a real difference to people with learning disabilities by providing effective and flexible support to help them to improve their lives.

Enable – We campaign for a better life for children and adults who have learning disabilities, We support people who have learning disabilities and their families to live, work and take part in their communities.

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Survivors of Abuse in Care

In Care Survivors – A partnership led by Open Secret, is a support service for adults who suffered childhood abuse in care and their families

Rights 4 Me – We spend lots of time listening to what children and young people who live away from home have to say about how they are looked after. If you live away from home then this is the place to find out about your RIGHTS and a way for you to BE HEARD!

Action for Children – If your childhood experiences in the care of Action for Children were painful, traumatic or unhappy, we have services available to help you

ANV – A voice for a nation of young people run by and for young people who are in Care or who have been in Care

National Care Advisory Service –  The aim of NCAS is to see all care leavers able to achieve their full potential and aspirations

Stepping Up UK – Is a registered charity set up to support young people who are about to leave care or have left statutory care in their transition to independent living

The Care Leavers Association – The CLA is a user led charity run by care leavers for care leavers

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Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Human Trafficking Org – Empowerment Through Knowledge

HERA – Women Entrepenuers  Against Trafficking (London based)

Polaris Project – Committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and to strengthening the anti-trafficking movement through a comprehensive approach.

Love 146 – Works toward the abolition of child sex slavery and exploitation in Europe

For The Sake Of One – -Christian- non- profit organization, whose mission is to prevent, rescue and heal children involved in domestic child sex trafficking

 Two Little Girls – The Two Little Girls is a three minute animated film spearheading an anti sex-trafficking campaign in East Europe

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Counselling/Therapy

 When looking for a therapist it is important to consider the following:

What kind of therapy do you want or need? There are many different models of therapy including Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural, Systemic and Psychodynamic. If you want some guidance as to what the evidence base is behind treating types of mental health problems go tohttp://www.nice.org.uk/. This is a government body that looks at the effectiveness of various treatments and recommends only those that are deemed to have sufficient evidence that they work.

There are some psychological therapy services available within the NHS.  It is worth discussing with your GP what is on offer in your area before going down the private route. In the past decade talking therapies have been made more readily available in the NHS via IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).  Those needing longer term help may well be assessed initially in the IAPT service (and possibly given a limited number of therapy sessions) and referred on to another part of the service where appropriate.

Qualifications and experience of Therapist: The most rigorous process for a therapist to get listed with a valid organisation is accreditation or achieving Chartered status. Only those meeting the required standard will be put on the register and be allowed to use this fact in their advertising. It is possible to join some organisations as an ordinary member by paying a fee, but this does not usually allow an individual to use this membership to infer any status or qualification from the organisation.

When contacting a Therapist:

Talk to them on the phone first to get a feel for them as an individual. Speak to more than one before deciding which to engage with. It is very important that you can connect with your therapist.

Ask about their training and experience. How long have they been practicing? Have they treated others with similar problems to your own? What model of therapy do they use? How long do they think the therapy will last, what would be the frequency of the sessions and what will each session cost?

If after the first session you don’t feel it is the right therapy or therapist for you, don’t be afraid to say so. It’s your therapy, you are the priority so it must be right for you

Organisations:

British Psychological Society (BPS) http://www.bps.org.uk/ has a list of their Chartered Clinical & Counselling Psychologists. The health & Care Professions Council HCPC http://www.hpc-uk.org/ has taken over the registration of practitioner Psychologists (you cannot call yourself a clinical or counselling psychologist unless you are registered with them). If you go to their website they have a simple facility to check their register.

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). This is the lead specialist organisation for CBT in the UK. You can search their register to find a therapist in a particular geographical  area. It only accredits CBT therapists and all accredited CBT therapists listed on their register have demonstrated a required standard of theory and practice and supervision in Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT). Only accredited members can mention BABCP in their advertising .http://www.cbtregisteruk.com/Default.aspx

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (bacp) This organisation has both members and accredited members. Those who list themselves as MBACP will have undertaken study in counselling to a particular level, whereas those listed as MBACP (accred) will have achieved a significantly higher level of training and practice. Counselling can cover a wide range of approaches so you need to establish what approach an individual counsellor or therapist is offering to be sure it meets your needs.

 

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy  (UKCP) http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/

This organisation has a wide range of therapists on their register who meet the criteria for inclusion. They do not do their own accreditation process but include therapists who have been accredited by their list of organisational members. You can search their register in various ways to narrow down the kind of therapy and therapist you are looking for.

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Support for Partners/Loved Ones of Survivors

Support For Partners –  Is here to help provide some support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children, provide resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships, and provide information about abuse and its effects.

Ways to Support Your Partner

For Friends, Family & Partners

How to Help Your Partner Cope With Male Sexual Abuse

Information for Partners & Loved Ones

 

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