Sources of support

Horizon Sexual Assault Referral Centre 

Horizon Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) provides people who have been subjected to rape and sexual assault within the West Midlands with support and advice to assist in their recovery. 

To find out more about the services SARC’s offer and how they can help, you can watch the NHS video, 'Turn to us, we are here':

Turn to us, we are here | Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) | NHS

Rape and Sexual Violence Project

The Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP) offer a wide range of services to people who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse. Their services include counselling and offers support through an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), who offer practical and emotional support, ensuring that your views, opinions, wishes and feelings are respected, and listened to by all agencies and people involved.

Domestic Abuse

National Women’s Aid provide information and support and also refuge support for people fleeing domestic abuse.

Sexual health support


Umbrella is an organisation which offers various services relating to sexual health, for example, self-sampling STI kits that can be ordered online.

National sexual health helpline

The national sexual health helpline number is 0800 567 123 and it is free to call. For more information please visit the NHS's 'Where can I get sexual health advice, now?' webpage.

Birmingham LGBT 

Birmingham LGBT offers a range of services focused on improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, including sexual health support, LGBT Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) and wellbeing support services. 

Dedicated support for men


SurvivorsUK offer a range of support services, including counselling, therapy appointments and online chat. The organisation was established as a service for male survivors, however they are an inclusive service and welcome anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that we are the right fit for them.


Safeline has a national male helpline and online support for men affected by rape or sexual abuse. 


Professional Services