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Community and mental health services for Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.


Useful information

Below you can find a wide range of services that can support you following rape or sexual assault.

Hampshire Police

101 or 999 in an emergency

Solent Sexual Health Service

Provides Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) services across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton.

0300 300 2016

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis England & Wales is a charity working to end sexual violence and abuse. 

0808 500 2222

The Survivor’s Trust

The Survivor’s Trust is a national organisation supporting specialist rape and sexual abuse services in the voluntary sector.

0808 801 0818

Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

0808 168 9111


The National Association for People Abused in Childhood- Supporting recovery from childhood abuse

0808 801 0331

Yellow Door

A registered charity preventing and responding to domestic and sexual abuse.

General Enquires: 023 8063 6312

Helpline: 023 8063 6313 (Wednesdays 4-7pm)


A trauma informed support service which offers a range of specialist services across North, Central and the District of East Hampshire for anyone who has suffered sexual abuse.

01962 868 688


A specialist sexual violence and abuse charity led by the needs of its clients.

01926 402 498


is a survivor-led support group for women who were raped or sexually abused in their childhood or teens by a family member.

02380 338 080

Survivors UK

A National Charity supporting boys and men who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

0203 598 3898

Male Survivors Partnership

A network of organisations working with male victims and survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.

0808 800 5005


Charity supporting LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.


A free, private and confidential service for people 18 and under, where you can talk about anything.

0800 1111


The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a British child protection charity.

0808 800 5000


Helping children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation.

If your child has been raped or sexually assaulted, it can be difficult to know how to react and how to support them. Even though it may feel daunting it is possible for you to be a good source of support for your child.

Rape and sexual assault will have an emotional impact on your child, but it is also likely to impact upon you. As a parent you may experience a range of emotions such as shock, anger, horror at what they have experienced and a general sense of helplessness. You may also feel angry if you feel that he or she has acted irresponsibly.

You might also feel guilty about what happened and blame yourself for not being able to protect them. In the weeks after the assault, you may feel frustrated that your child is not reacting in the way you would expect them to or would consider ‘normal’ following a sexual assault.

All of these emotions and thoughts can feel overwhelming and difficult to manage while still supporting them. This booklet contains information and suggestions that could help you to understand their needs and provide effective support.


Women's organisation dedicated to addressing violence against black and minoritised women and girls.

Breaking the Silence

Support for male survivors of Asian, African, and African-Caribbean origin.

The Traveller Movement

Support for Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller people.

National Ugly Mugs

Working to end violence against sex workers. Members can sign up to share and get warnings about dangerous people.

Find information and support for your mental health.


Samaritans works to make sure there's always someone there for anyone who needs someone.

116 123


The mental health charity, here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

0300 123 3393


A free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Text “SHOUT” to 85258

Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership

A group of local services and agencies in Hampshire working together to provide help and support for people affect by domestic abuse.

03300 165 112

Stop Domestic Abuse

Supporting and protecting victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

0330 0533 630

The Hampton Trust

Hampton Trust provides innovative solutions to rebuild lives, create safer communities and break the cycle of abuse.

023 8000 9898

Safer Lives


Services to support victims and survivors of stalking, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Hampshire: 0800 916 9878

IOW: 0800 234 6266

Ask for ANI

Home Office scheme that enables victims of domestic abuse to discreetly ask for immediate help in participating pharmacies and Jobcentres.

Unwanted Prisoner Contact Service

A service to help if you are receiving unwanted contact from a prisoner or you are concerned about a prisoner's release.

DV Assist

The UK's only registered charity specialising in arranging Non-Molestation Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders & Occupation Orders.


Support service for Women and Children helping them to overcome the physical, emotional, financial, and logistical impacts of abuse and rebuild their lives- free from fear.

0808 2000 247

Women’s Aid

The national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

Men’s Advice Line

A helpline and support service for male victims of domestic abuse.

0808 801 0327


A registered Charity helping men escape domestic abuse.

01823 334 244

We Are With You

A registered Charity providing free confidential support with alcohol and drugs.

Be Drink Aware

The UK’s leading alcohol charity. Working with individuals, communities, industry, and governments to reduce alcohol harm across the UK.


A free and Friendly confidential drug advice service

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.


Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.