If you’ve experienced rape or sexual abuse, it is important to remember two things:
Rape and sexual abuse are more common than many people think. Although no two incidents are the same, it may surprise you that there are thousands of people who will have had similar experiences to you.
You have some choices about what you want to do next.
If at first you just want to speak to someone anonymously or informally, you could call a helpline or ‘live chat’ with a specialist organisation:Help for Women Help for Men
If you suspect someone is being abused, we can help you find out more about the signs of abuse and what action you should take.
In This SectionWhat To Do If You Have Recently Been Raped Choosing Whether to Report an Incident Getting Help and Support
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