National Directory

Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS)

Helpline: 0808 800 0024 Monday Wednesday and Friday 12 noon to 3 pm Sunday Tuesday and Thursday 7 pm to 10 pm

Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS) provides support to men who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse (aged 16 plus). They operate a natinal helpline and provide face to face support in Edinburgh by Rowan Alba.

Action on Elder abuse

PO Box 6001 Streatham SW16 9BY
Telephone: 0808 8088141

Working to protect and prevent the abuse of older people


162 Victoria Road Swindon SN1 3BU
Helpline: 0845 4309371

A male survivor support group with wide range of helpful material on website

Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL)

Suite 13, Claremont House 22-24 Claremont Road, Surbiton KT6 4QU
Telephone: 0208 390 4701

Professionals dedicated to providing a quality service to victims of abuse.


17 Priory Street York YO1 6ET
Telephone: 01904 613605

Professional network for workers on preventing child abuse and neglect.

Breathing Space

Telephone: 0800 838587

A free, confidential phone-line to call when feeling down or distressed.

Bristol Crisis Service for Women

PO Box 654 Bristol BS99 1XH
Telephone: 0117 927 9600
Helpline: 0117 925 1119

Provide information on self-harming for women.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP House, 15 St John's Business Park, Lutterworth LE17 4HB
Telephone: 01455 883316

Can provide a list of counsellors, psychotherapists, and professional bodies in your area.

Care Leavers Association

Clarendon House, 5th Floor, 81 Mosley St, Manchester M2 3LQ
Telephone: 0161 236 1980

National organisation campaigning on behalf of Careleavers.

Children 1st

83 Whitehouse Loan Edinburgh EH9 1AT
Telephone: 0131 446 2300
Fax: 0131 446 2339

Scottish child welfare charity.

Choose Life

NHS Health Scotland Elphinston House 65 West Regent Street Glasgow G2 2AF

Choose life is Scotland's National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Suicide

Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS)

PO Box 133 Swanley Kent BR8 7UQ
Telephone: 0845 1204550

Christian charity providing professional advice, support, training and resources in all areas of safeguarding children and for those affected by abuse.

CIS'ters (Childhood Incest Survivors)

PO Box 119 Eastleigh Hampshire SO50 9ZF
Telephone: 023 8033 8080

Childhood Incest Survivors. Survivor network.

Counselling Directory


A comprehensive database of UK counsellors and psychotherapists.

DABS Pathfinder Service

Telephone: 01255 852774

Specialist advice on finding the right help for you. Operated on a voluntary basis by qualified counsellors. Open 9am-9pm

Directory and Book Services

Telephone: 01709 860023

Specialist, confidential mail-order book & information service for survivors of childhood abuse & sexual abuse, for parents and children, partners & professionals. Produce DABS National Resource Directory, Survivor's Resource Packs and specialist leaflets.

Enable Scotland

2nd Floor 146 Argyle Street Glasgow G2 8BL
Telephone: 0141 226 4541
Fax: 0141 204 4398

Campaigning for a better life for children and adults with learning disabilities. Enable has developed a booklet on supporting people with learning disabilities who have been sexually abused.

Ethnic Survivors Forum

Helpline: 0808 80 22 222

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

First Person Plural

PO Box 2537 Wolverhampton WV4 4ZL

Survivor led charity for people with complex dissociative distress. Staff training available.

In Care Survivors Service Scotland

Open Secret 98 Thornhill Road Falkirk FK2 7AB
Telephone: 0800 121 6027

A support service for adults who suffered childhood abuse in care.


Academy House 1346 Shettleston Road Glasgow G32 9AT
Telephone: 0141 763 3860
Fax: 0141 763 3861

Working to challenge offending behaviour, support young people and develop hope for the future through one to one relationships.

Internet Watch Foundation

East View 5 Coles Lane Oakington Cambridge CB24 3BA
Telephone: 01223 237700

Information plus hotline for reporting child sexual abuse or other illegal content online.


2 Grosvenor Gardens London SW1W 0DH
Telephone: 0207 730 3300

Books, videos and training for parents, teachers and children on child safety (abuse prevention) and bullying.

National Self-Harm Network

PO Box 7264 Nottingham NG1 6WJ

Campaigns for rights & understanding of people who self-injure.


Helpline: 0808 800 2222

Free confidential helpline for parents & carers.

Partners of Survivors Support (POSS)

PO Box 443 Worcester WR5 3WH
Telephone: 01905 767487

Support service for partners of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Rape Crisis Scotland

1st Floor Tara House 46 Bath Street Glasgow G2 1HG
Telephone: 0141 331 4180 Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Helpline: 08088 01 03 02 (6pm to midnight daily)

Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. The helpline offers free and confidential initial and crisis support and information. The helpline can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services for ongoing support. The helpline offers a minicom service for deaf or hard of hearing people. and can arrange for language interpreters if your first language is not English


The Mens Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
Telephone: 0808 802 4040 Please leave message on answer machine

Respect is men and women working together to end domestic violence. They develop, deliver and support effective services for male and female perpetrators of domestic violence, young people who use violence and abuse at home and in relationships, men who are victims of domestic violence


3rd Floor 24-32 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD
Helpline: 0800 808 0700

Supporting people with learning difficulties, their families, carers and professionals affected by trauma and abuse.


Baltic Chambers Suite 339 50 Wellington Street Glasgow G2 6HJ
Telephone: 0141 202 0608

The aim of the charity is primarily to ensure the safety of children, young people and adults within the minority ethnic communities


Helpline: 01722 410889

Helpline for survivors of ritual abuse & their supporters. Case consultancy & training.

Safe Space

Ling House, 29B Canmore Street, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7NU
Telephone: 01383 739084

Safe Space support male and female survivors of sexual abuse from the age of 12yrs upwards. Offering a range of services including: one-to-one counselling, group support, young peoples' counselling and an outreach counsellor, working from local health centres.

Safe to Say

Safe to Say Ltd. 3 Melville Crescent Edinburgh, EH3 7HW

Safe to Say Trauma Informed Training and Consultancy, will deliver training and consultancy to professionals in the Statutory and Voluntary sectors in Educational and Childcare Institutions. We will train staff who may work with people who have survived Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) and other traumatic experiences. All of the training courses will enable staff to ask the question and respond sensitively and with confidence when dealing with disclosures of CSA and traumatic experiences.


Telephone: 0845 767 8000

National telephone helpline for anyone coping with mental illness.


50 Strathmore House East Kilbride G74 1LQ
Telephone: 0800 622 6986

Organisation which works with children, young people and adults who have been sexually abused, raped or sexually assaulted. Helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA)

Ochil House Springkerse Business Park Stirling FK7 7XE
Telephone: 01786 459500
Fax: 01786 459532

SCRA is at the centre of the Children’s Hearings System – the child protection and youth justice system for children in Scotland. The Children’s Hearings System aims to protect the safety and welfare of children.

Scottish Women's Aid

2nd Floor 132 Rose Street Edinburgh EH2 3JD
Telephone: 0131 226 6606 Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Helpline: 0800 027 1234 24 hours 365 days
Fax: 0131 266 2996

Scottish Women's Aid supports the work of local women's aid groups in Scotland and undertakes national work such as training, educating and campaigning.

See Me

1/3 Great Michael House 14 Links Place Edinburgh EH6 7EZ
Telephone: 0131 554 0218

‘See Me’ is Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.

Shelter Scotland

Telephone: 0808 800 4444

Provides housing advice, support for homeless families, support for rural communities, and advocacy.

Stop It Now! Scotland

Telephone: 0808 1000 900

A child sexual abuse prevention campaign aims to educate adults to spot abuse, and to help potential abusers control their own behaviour.

Survivors UK

Ground Floor 34 Great James Street London WC1N 3HB
Helpline: Text chat by texting 020 3322 1860

Helpline for men & their supporters delivered by text or online. Information, support & counselling about sexual assault. Webchat can be accessed at Our opening hours are 10.30am to 9pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 6pm at weekends

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

1-3 Brixton Road London SW9 6DE
Telephone: 0800 085 3330 from landlines, 3, EE, Vodafone and Virgin mobile phones
Helpline: 0808 801 0331 from 02,ee and vodafone mobile phones Monday to Thursday 10 am to 9 pm Friday 10 am to 6 pm Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) provides a national support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood. Their support line is staffed by trained volunteers who can help you. They can direct you to other sources of support in your local area.

The Samaritans

Telephone: 08457 909090

Provides confidential emotional support, 24hrs a day to anyone passing through crisis and at risk of suicide.

The Survivors Trust

Telephone: 01788 550554

A national umbrella agency for more than 120 voluntary sector agencies supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse. Also runs regular newsletters.

Towards Healing

P.O. Box 5654, Dublin 14
Telephone: Freephone Ireland 1800 303 416 Freephone U.K. 0800 096 3315
Helpline: 0800 096 3315

Towards Healing is a new counselling and support service for survivors of Institutional, Clerical and Religious abuse, funded by the Catholic Church. If you have suffered in this way, Towards Healing will provide services to you no matter where you are currently living.

Trauma Counselling Line Scotland (TCLS)

Health in Mind 40 Shandwick Place Edinburgh EH2 4RT
Telephone: 08088 020406 Monday to Wednesday 5 pm to 8 pm Thursday and Friday 9 am to 2 pm

Confidential telephone service for male survivors of childhood abuse. This service is provided by Health in Mind and funded by SurvivorScotland. We have qualified, experienced counsellors who are ready to listen, support and help you move forward.

Victim Support Scotland

15/23 Hardwell Close Edinburgh EH8 9RX
Telephone: 0131 668 4486
Fax: 0131 662 5400

Offers support to victims and witnesses of crime.

Voice UK

100-106 Kelvin House RTC Business Park London Road Derby DE24 8UP
Helpline: 0808 802 8686

Supports learning-disabled people who have experienced crime or abuse.

Well Scotland


Mental Health information site.


33-36 Loman Street London SE1 0EE
Telephone: 0845 500 300

Supports and gives information to people who have been abused by professionals caring for them, and promotes safe boundaries between professionals and the public.

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