Advice and guidance
There is a very useful guide for trans people who have been affected by sexual violence on the LGBT Foundation website.
More general advice for survivors is available on the NHS website:
Information for young people
If you’re under 19 and facing any sort of violence or abuse, Childline has information, advice, and a helpline for you to contact.
UK organisations supporting survivors
Loving Me is an online support service for trans, non-binary and gender queer individuals who live in England and are suffering from Domestic/Sexual violence.
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Switchboard’s Domestic Abuse service is for LGBTQ people affected by domestic abuse.
Star Support help to provide access to safe and inclusive accommodation for LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
The Rape Crisis Scotland helpline is for anyone, whatever their gender, who has been affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. They offer both phone and email support.
The GALOP Helpline supports LGBT people, their friends and families across the UK. The helpline is for LGBT+ people experiencing abuse or violence, such as hate crime, domestic abuse, sexual violence, so-called “conversion therapy” or any other kind of abuse. They operate a freephone telephone helpline service as well as online chat and email support.
There is a 1-to-1 LGBT* domestic violence support service run by LGBT Foundation based in Manchester.
If you’re worried about someone else
It can be difficult to know what to do if you’re worried about someone else.
Thankfully, you can find information about what to do online on the NHS website:
- Supporting a victim of sexual assault
- Helping a friend if they’re being abused
- Spotting signs of child sexual abuse
If you’re worried about someone’s mental health or whether they are thinking of hurting themselves, we have a page on mental health with more information.
There are many useful resources relating to trans people and sexual and domestic violence on the genderarchive.org.uk website.
There are PDFs about domestic violence for LGBT+ people available on the Stonewall UK website.
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