Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services & resources - listed under this section Q & R are resources supporting the following subject areas: Racism & Racial Trauma, Rape, Refugees, Rights, Runaways.
Click below to find more details of services supporting these issues.
See also A-Z Directory entries under BAME, Hate Crime and Rights.
BEAM Training movement dedicated to healing, wellness and liberation of black and marginalised communities. Toolkit and resources section.
Tapping Solution - Racial Anxiety Relief Tapping Meditation. Dr Silas, a specialist in anxiety and trauma created a Tapping meditation for 'Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour to experience some ease from the anxiety (alongside many other emotions)... The pain we are feeling is justified, and our bodies still need a break. Whether you are having trouble sleeping, experiencing headaches, stomachaches, or a racing heart, we need to take care of ourselves so that we can connect to our own power".
Youth Access - Make Our Rights Reality - Black Lives Matter Blog Self care tips and resources in times of racial trauma.
Consent is Everything "Sexual consent is where a person has the ability and freedom to agree to sexual activity". Rape is sexual activity without consent. This simple video called 'Tea and Consent simply explains what consent is (and isn't).
Galop - 020 7704 2040 LGBTQ+ anti-violence charity, if you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse. Support LGBTQ people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.
The Havens 020 3299 6900 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Information and support for all ages and for anyone who has been sexually assaulted or raped within the last 12 months; Download their useful self help guide - click here for link.
NHS - Help After Rape and Sexual Assault NHS website - information about what sexual assault is, what to do and options if you have been assaulted, services that can support you including information about the SARC's (sexual assault referral centres).
Rape Crisis Provides frontline specialist, independent and confidential services for women and girls of all ages who've experienced any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives. Contact to find details of your local centre.
Solace Rape Crisis Helpline - North London 0808 801 0305 The North London Rape Crisis Helpline is a free, anonymous service available to women and girls aged 13+ who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time: recent or non-recent. They offer a safe and non-judgmental space for women, whether you are already receiving support, awaiting counselling, or speaking out for the first time.
Survivors' Gateway - London 0808 801 0860 The London Survivors' Gateway offers victims and survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 13+ help to access specialist services in London. It provides information on what help is available after rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse or any form of sexual violence and offer support to access these services. They work with anyone aged 13 or above regardless of gender, sexuality, disability, language, ethnicity or immigration status. If you are a survivor and would like to access their service, please complete an online self-referral form.
Survivors UK Chat online or Message+44 7491 816064 on WhatsApp Offers a range of support services for male survivors of rape or sexual abuse. Established for male survivors but also welcomes anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that we are the right fit for them.
Victim Support Emotional and practical support for anyone affected by a crime regardless of whether the crime has been reported to the police.
Free, confidential support 24/7, not only for those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved. It doesn’t matter when the crime took place – you can get our support at any time, and for however long you need us.
Young Women's Service works to create safe and confidential spaces to get support. If you are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing any form of violence against women and girls (VAWG) contact WGN to get support.
Refugee Council Work directly with refugees providing support from the moment they arrive in the UK including both crisis advice and practical support. They are the only national service offering support to all unaccompanied refugee children who arrive alone seeking safety in England.
British Red Cross The Red Cross can offer help with the urgent needs of refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. They can provide a variety of support including practical items including food, clothing and toiletries.
Rights of Women: Immigration and Asylum Law Line - 020 7490 7689 For women who need advice on their immigration status including immigration law including domestic violence, long residence and family life; rights of Europeans and their families in the UK, asylum, trafficking, financial support options.
Citizens Advice - National Advice Line 0344 411 1444 Gives people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem. Their network of charities offers confidential free advice online, over the phone, and in person on issues such as housing, immigration, law, debt and money, benefits, health and more.