Finding emotional support
Intimate image abuse can have huge consequences upon your mental health and wellbeing. The trauma can leave you feeling distressed, humiliated and alone. Here's a wide range of services and organisations who operate within the UK who are there to help support you cope with what has happened.
The Samaritans operate a 24/7 listening service and support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide in the UK. You can call them on 116 123.
The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile. Call their helpline on 0808 808 4994
Papyrus and HOPEline
HOPELineUK is run by Papyrus and provides confidential support and advice for young people under the age of 35 who may be having thoughts of suicide, or for anyone concerned a young person may be having thoughts of suicide.
SHOUT Crisis Messenger
Shout is an affiliate of Crisis Text Line® in the UK that provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text. It’s the first free 24/7 texting service in the UK for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. Text SHOUT to 85258
National helpline which offers direct support to victims of honour based abuse and forced marriage and guidance to professionals working with victims. Call them on 0800 5999 247 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Muslim Women's Network UK
NWNUK operate a national specialist faith and culturally sensitive helpline, they offer support, guidance and referrals for those who are suffering from, or at risk of, abuse or facing problems on a range of issues. Call on 0800 999 5786.
CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably
CALM is leading a movement against male suicide.The helpline is for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. Call on 0800 58 58 58 (London only: 0808 802 58 58)
Relate offers counselling, support and information for a wide array of relationship issues. Call on 0300 100 1234 or email email@example.com
National Ugly Mugs (NUM) provide greater access to justice and protection for sex workers who can be targeted by dangerous individuals but are often reluctant to report these incidents to the police. Call on 0161 629 9861