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Want to talk?

If you have experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse or any type of sexual violence – or you're not sure – you can talk to us.


Talk on the phone

The National Helpline is provided by Rape Crisis South London. It offers confidential emotional support, information and referral details. 

Open between 12pm-2.30pm and 7pm-9.30pm every day of the year.

Phone Call

Contact your local centre

Lots of Rape Crisis centres have phone, email or text helplines for victims and survivors.

You can also find out about their other services including counselling, advocacy and support.

Find your local Rape Crisis centre

I was really worried about contacting the Live Chat Helpline – it's the first time I've told anyone about what happened. But the woman I spoke to was amazing and put me at ease.

We know that speaking to someone about what has happened and how you feel can seem like a very big step.

All Rape Crisis helplines are staffed by women who have had specialist training.

They will always listen to you, believe you and support you. They can also give you information if that is what you want.

Your call or chat session will always be led by you. You can go at your own pace, and you don’t have to talk about anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. Helpline staff will never judge you or put pressure you.

What to expect if you get in touch

Not ready to get in touch?

We also have self-help information, tools and resources.

Learn more about how you might be feeling, and get information about what you can do to take care of yourself.

Find out more