Further information and contact details

For expert advice on these issues, you can contact the following agencies:

Sexual Assault

  • SAFEPlace Merseyside, The Sexual Assault Referral Centre 0151 295 3550, offer forensic medical examination services for both males and females who have been sexually assaulted
  • RASA Merseyside Sexual Violence Services 0151 558 1801, offer support including access to Independent Sexual Violence Advisors, Counselling, and information and advice
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside 0330 363 0063, offer support including access to Independent Sexual Violence Advisors, Counselling, and information and advice
  • Survivors UK, offer support for males help@survivorsuk.org 0203 5983898 Helpline and Webchat
  • Galop, offer support for LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence
  • 24/7 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line 0808 500 2222

Sexual health

There are several sexual health clinical in Liverpool details can be found at Sexual Health Liverpool.

Domestic, ‘honour’ or other abuse

  • LDAS Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service, offer support to women experiencing domestic abuse 0151 263 7474
  • Paul Lavelle Foundation, offer support for males in Liverpool affected by domestic abuse Support Line: 0151 651 3777 | General Enquiries: 0151 294 4176
  • SAVERA Honour abuse and harmful practices Liverpool
  • Refuge National Domestic Abuse helpline, offer support to men and women affected by domestic abuse, open 24 hours 0808 2000 247
  • National Centre for Domestic Violence, offer support for free to anyone affected by domestic abuse, advice on civil orders office@ncdv.org.uk 0800 970 2070
  • National Stalking Helpline Suzy Lamplugh Trust 0808 802 0300
  • Paladin, National Stalking Advocacy Service offer support to high-risk victims of stalking 020 3866 4107

Mental health Support

If you need urgent support but feel that you can keep yourself safe, then please contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment.

If you require emergency out of hours support and you cannot keep yourself safe, please tell someone, you can contact:

  • Urgent Care NHS - 24/7 - 0800 145 6570
  • The Liverpool Light Mental Health Crisis Support 7 days per week 6pm to 1am 181-185 London Road, L3 8JG
  • The Royal Liverpool Hospital Accident and Emergency department, ask to see the Mental Health Liaison Service available 24/7 for assessment
  • James’ Place, provides 24/7 Crisis Support for men at risk of suicide, text JP to 85258
  • Call 999, please see guidance from the NHS as to when to call for an ambulance
  • NHS Helpline - 111

If you need to speak to someone about how you are feeling you can contact:

  • Samaritans, offer a free service to speak to someone about how you’re feeling, available 24 hours a day 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org
  • CALM, offer support available 5pm to midnight daily 0800 58 58 58 or chat online
  • Papyrus, prevention of young suicide, offer support for people feeling suicidal, available 10am to 10pm weekdays, 2pm to 10pm weekends, 2pm to 5pm bank holidays 0800 068 4141, text 07786 209 697 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org
  • Shout, offer support if you’re struggling to cope and need immediate help. Text SHOUT to 85258 from anywhere in the UK, anytime, about any type of crisis
  • Students Against Depression, offer a website of support for students who are struggling with their mental health

Women’s Rights

  • Centre for Women’s Justice, offer to help women and girls who are subject to male violence get better access to legal remedies to defend and enhance their rights
  • Rights of Women, offer free legal advice and information to women affected by sexual violence. They publish a range of free information on areas of sexual violence law to support women through the criminal justice process, including From Report to Court: a handbook for adult survivors of sexual violence

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