Advice and guidance
Advice for trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence can be found on the Scottish Trans website.
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
Trans Survivors Switchboard
Trans Survivors Switchboard is a helpline for trans (inc. non binary + questioning) individuals who have experienced sexual violence at any point.
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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 National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline supports LGBT people, their friends and families across the UK. 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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