If you have been affected by abuse in sport or in other contexts and would like more information or access to support, the following specialist services are available in the UK:


Website: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

To contact an NSPCC professional counsellor any time of day for help, advice and support, use the details below:

Freephone: 0808 800 5000
Email: [email protected]

You can also contact the NSPCC if you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

Website: http://napac.org.uk/

The NAPAC support line is staffed by trained volunteers and is for adult survivors of any form of child abuse. Provide support and signposting.

Freephone: 0808 801 0331 (Monday – Thursday 10am – 9pm, Friday 10am-6pm) Email: [email protected]


Website https://www.safeline.org.uk

Specialist, tailored support for anyone affected by or at risk of sexual abuse and rape.

Telephone: 01926 402 498
Text: 07860 027573 (Please note this service is not monitored 24h a day)
National Male Survivor Helpline: 0808 800 5005 (9am – 8pm weekdays & 10am-2pm weekends) Email: https://www.safeline.org.uk/contact-us/

Survivors UK

Website: https://www.survivorsuk.org/

Support for any man, boy or non-binary person who has ever experienced unwanted sexual acivity.

Helpline: Chat via SMS text 020 3322 1860 or chat online (Monday-Sunday 12pm-8pm)


Website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/getting-help-for-domestic-violence/

Information and signposting to support for domestic violence and abuse (all forms)

The Samaritans

Website: http://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you

Available for free advice 24 hours a day.

Freephone: 116 123
Email: [email protected]
You can also call the Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).


Website: www.galop.org.uk

Service run by LGBT+ people for LGBT+ people. Specialise in supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, and other forms of abuse including honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and so-called conversion therapies. Three national support helplines:

  • LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse: 0800 999 5428
  • LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime: 020 7704 2040
  • Victims & survivors of so-called conversion therapies and practices: 0800 130 3335

Breaking The Silence

Website: [email protected]

Confidential professional service for men of Asian, African, and African-Caribbean origin, aged 13 and over.

3pm – 8pm Monday to Thursday

Telephone: 01274 497535

The Mix

Website: Get Support – The Mix

The Mix provide support to anyone under 25 on a wide range of issues.

Call: 0808 808 4994 (4pm–11pm every day)

Crisis Messenger: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Text THEMIX to 85258 where they will aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer in less than five minutes to provide help.


Website: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Provides support to anyone under 35 who is struggling with suicidal feelings or concerned about a young person who might be struggling.

Freephone: 0800 068 4141 (9am – midnight every day of the year)
Text: 07860 039967
Email [email protected]

To report a criminal offence

In an emergency always call 999.

To report non-urgent crime, please call your local police on 101.

You can also report crime anonymously to Crimestoppers:

Freephone: 0800 555 111
Website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/
Online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/pre-form