External sources of support for students or colleagues

- Remember, you do not need to report to the Police to seek help and support -


Galop is a charity which supports LGBT+ people who are survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, so-called conversion therapies, so-called honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and other forms of abuse.
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

NAPAC is the UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.


Newcastle’s sexual assault referral centre (SARC), which provides free, confidential counselling, support and advice service for people of any gender who have been subjected to sexual violence.
Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN)
RCTN are a charity which provides free, safe, professional support and information for women and girls aged over 13, as well as non-binary people who identify that women's services are right for them. Their support is for those who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.

Revenge Porn Helpline

Revenge Porn Helpline provide support for adult survivors of intimate image abuse who live in the UK. They provide advice, guidance, and support with helping to remove intimate content which has been shared non-consensually online. They can also signpost survivors to legal advice services.

The Samaritans provide 24/7 support to help reduce feelings of isolation and disconnection. Phone number: 116 123 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Someone Cares Newcastle
Someone Cares offer a free counselling service for survivors and supporters of abuse, specialising in childhood sexual abuse, rape, and sexual assault. They also offer Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) support - you can contact this team directly on  ISVAsupport@someonecares.org.uk 

Survivors UK (National)
Survivors UK provide information, support and counselling for men, boys, and non-binary people who feel that men's services are right for them, who have been raped or sexually abused.

Victim Support
Victim Support provide free and confidential support to help deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime to the police. Telephone 0808 168 9111

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