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Mental health and wellbeing support services

Image based abuse can have huge consequences upon your mental health and wellbeing. The trauma can leave you feeling distressed, humiliated and alone. Here are a wide range of services and organisations there to help support you cope with what has happened. 

Samaritans 
You can contact Samaritans anytime (24/7), in your own way and about anything that is worrying you. This includes if you feel traumatised, distressed or suicidal about what has happened. 
Website 
Phone: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org 

Relate 
Relate offers counselling, support and information for a wide array of relationship issues. 
Website 
Phone: 0300 100 1234
Email: relate.enquiries@relate.org.uk

The Mix
The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.
Website
Phone: 0808 808 4994

Papyrus and HOPEline 
Papryus are a national charity working to prevent young suicide. 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. 
Website
Phone: 0800 068 41 41
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

National Domestic Violence Helpline
The 24-Hour Freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid, can help if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Website
Phone: 0808 2000 247
Email helpline@refuge.org.uk

Galop
Galop provide specialist emotional and practical support for LGBT+ individuals experiencing domestic abuse.
Website
Phone: 0800 999 5428
Email: help@galop.org.uk

Karma Nirvana
National helpline which offers direct support to victims of honour based abuse and forced marriage and guidance to professionals working with victims. 
Website
Phone:  0800 5999 247 
Email: advocacy@karmanirvana.org.uk 

The Muslim Women's Network UK 
NWNUK operate a national specialist faith and culturally sensitive helpline that is confidential and non-judgmental. It offers information, support, guidance and referrals for those who are suffering from, or at risk of, abuse or facing problems on a range of issues. 
Website
Phone: 0800 999 5786
Email: info@mwnhelpline.co.uk 

Rape Crisis England & Wales 
Rape Crisis England & Wales support victims of rape and sexual assault. They are the umbrella body for the network of independent member Rape Crisis centres, and can help you access support that's right for you.
Website
Phone: 0808 802 9999

ManKind Initiative 
Mankind is a confidential helpline providing advice and support to all men in the UK experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner (including same-sex partners).
Website
Phone: 01823 334244

Ugly Mugs
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.
Website
Phone: 0161 629 9861
Email: admin@uglymugs.org 

Under 18 and need help?

We cannot help anyone under the age of 18, the UK law states it is illegal to take, distribute, or download explicit content of individuals under the age of 18. As a result, it is illegal for websites to host any such content, with or without consent. 

Childline
Open 24/7 to help and support children and young people anywhere in the UK. 
Phone:
Website
Phone: 0800 1111
Email/webchat: Contact via online form 

The Mix
The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.
Website
Phone: 0808 808 4994

If you need to report content of someone under the age of 18

It is not within our specialist remit to search or remove this kind of illegal content and it is important that you report what has happened to the police on the non-emergency number 101 as soon as possible. It is also important that you do not look for or share the content any further. You should report content found online straight away to The Internet Watch Foundation for review.

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
The IWF work internationally to make the internet safer by removing images of child sexual abuse. If the images or videos are of someone under the age of 18 the IWF can provide advice or you can report it here