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Never hesitate to get in contact with us if you need additional help or don't know where to go.
Below you can find different helplines that can help you figure out what to do.
We also run a support group. To register scroll down or click here to fast forward.
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HELP IS HERE
Below we have provided as many helplines as we can find that we feel would be relevant
to any issue covered or discussed in SHAG's content and meetings.
Sexual Health Information
Phone: 0300 123 7123
Phone: 0808 802 9999
support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglec
Phone: 0808 801 0331
SOUTHALL BLACK SISTERS
Southall Black Sisters specialise in domestic and gender related violence, including forced marriage and 'honour-based' abuse. They provide specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several languages.
REVENGE PORN HELPLINE
UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn.
National Stalking Helpline, which gives practical information, support, and advice to victims of stalking, their friends, family, and professionals working with victims.
SHAG creates support group workshops and monthly seminars based in London
to further our education and support. Everyone is invited to our events.
Check out more details in our support group link below or register now to join the group.
What to do after a sexual assault or rape?
Speak to someone you trust
It can be really helpful and important to share what has happened to you with someone that you trust. They can help you make sure you receive the help and support that you may need and keep an eye on you. Relying on other people is an important part of looking after ourselves. You can always reach out to us at SHAG.
Make sure you have a support system
Its really important to make sure you have support around you, whether thats family, friends, a trusted individual, a partner, or a health professional. There are loads of professional helplines that can help you after you have been assaulted. Read more about support systems.
If you want to report.
If you want to report your assault that is completely your decision. You are in control. Take time, breathe, think about what you want to do. You can decide now, or decide later. Click the arrow below to see how to report. If you change your mind, that is okay too. It is personal and it is your decision, don't let anyone stop you or persuade you. Click the button below to report.
If you are not sure if you want to report or not.
This is your decision, and yours alone. You aren't doing anything wrong by reporting or not reporting. You need to take all factors into account and make the best decision for you. Here are some options that you can explore. Click the arrow below.
If you don't want to report
There is no need for you to report your assault if you do not want to. Make sure you go for a sexual health screening to make sure that you are safe but tell them you do not want to report it. Doctors are confidential if you are above the age of 18.
If you aren't sure what you want to do after an assault, you can keep the clothing and any other evidence and get a full body check, they can take evidence and store it for you so that if you choose to report in the future you can. Learn more here.
Who to speak to?
a doctor or practice nurse at your GP surgery
a voluntary organisation, such as Women's Aid, Victim Support, The Survivors Trust or Survivors UK (for male victims of sexual assault)
the 24-hour freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge, on 0808 2000 247
the Rape Crisis national freephone helpline on 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day of the year)
a hospital accident and emergency (A&E) department
a genitourinary medicine (GUM) or sexual health clinic
a contraceptive clinic
a young people's service
the police, or dial 101
in an emergency, dial 999