Other Useful Contacts

The following organisations may be helpful to you.

The Bridgeway is a dedicated service that helps men, women, children and young people in Cumbria who have been raped or sexually assaulted, either recently or in the past.

We offer a safe and non-judgemental environment that focuses on your needs. We aim to provide you with information about the options available to you and will support you in the decisions that you make.

Our services include emotional and practical support, counselling, immediate health care, and forensic evidence collection. Where we don’t provide the services you require at The Bridgeway, we know what other support is available and can help you to access it.

For free and confidential advice, please call our 24/7 helpline on 0808 118 6432.

The SAFE Centre Preston

The SAFE Centre offers medical examination, advice and support to women, men and children who have experienced sexual assault or rape.

A member of the team will be available day or night by calling our telephone support and information line – 01772 523344. If we cannot speak with you straight away, we will ring you back as soon as possible.

Whatever you are going through a Samaritan will face it with you. 116 123 – Call for free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. 0300 123 3393 or text 86463.

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.
0300 304 7000 – 4.30pm to 10.30pm, 365 days of the year.

The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year. Our specially trained helpline team:
Offer information, friendship and advice.
Link callers to local groups and services.
Offer regular friendship calls.
Protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect.
0800 470 80 90 – 24 hours a day, 356 days a week.


Under 18 specific sites

Pace helps parents across the UK understand what is happening to their child and how parents are the prime agents in helping their child exit exploitative relationships.

0113 240 5226

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm, Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. We’re here to support you and help you find ways to cope.

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

CALL: 0800 068 41 41, TEXT: 0778 620 9697,  EMAIL: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Weekends 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Bank Holidays 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Male specific sites 

Campaign against living miserably (helpline for men of all ages with suicidal thoughts)

0800 585858 – 5pm midnight, 365 days

A space that’s been developed to provide information and support to organisations working with male victims/survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation; and provide male survivors themselves with a single point reference to national and local support services.
0800 800 5005 – Monday 9am – 5pm, Tuesday 8am – 8pm, Wednesday 9am – 5pm, Thursday 8am – 8pm, Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm

Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence
Our confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current /or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).
01823 334244 – Weekdays 10am to 4pm

At SurvivorsUK we know male sexual abuse has profound effects on those who experience it and can deeply affect their mental health and relationships.

But we are here to help sexually abused men as well as their friends and family, no matter when the abuse happened, and challenge the silence and attitudes.

02035983898 – Office Hours, Monday – Friday – 09:30 – 17:00
Helpline Web Chat – Monday – Friday, 10:30 – 21:00, Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

The National Male Survivors helpline is 0808 800 5005.

The opening hours are:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8am – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm