Finding Help


Useful guidance on how to help a friend who discloses to you is available on various websites.

The Mothers Union has a handy ‘Dos and Don’ts for for supporting survivors’. https://www.mothersunion.org/2018-16-days-activism-resources

Refuge.org: ‘Help someone you care about’.

The Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women/domestic-violence-how-to-help-friend-report-police-womens-aid-refuge-a8738896.html

For sources of short or long-term emotional support, advocacy, counselling, advice or refuge in the UK, go to the End Violence Against Women website: https://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk/get-help

Additionally, there is a comprehensive list of organisations with helplines for rape and sexual abuse victims: https://www.itv.com/thismorning/rape-helplines