Organisation Details
RASA (Rape and Sexual Abuse Service for women, men and children)

RASA is an independent organisation and registered charity, established for almost 30 years. As the sexual violence specialists on Merseyside, RASA offers a range of services for survivors including counselling, support and advocacy (ISVA), as well as preventitive educational courses for young people and other professionals. RASA is affiliated to Rape Crisis England and Wales and meets the RCEW National Service Standards offering a safe environment where qualified and experienced women will offer the service you need.

www.rasamerseyside.org

Tel (Helpline): 0151 666 1392

E-mail: rasa@rasamerseyside.org

Safeplace Merseyside

The Sexual Assault Referral Centre for the Merseyside area is a joint venture supported by the Home Office, Merseyside Police, Liverpool CitySafe Partnership, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, Merseyside NHS Primary Care Trusts and Local Authorities. It offers a service for both males and females who have been sexually assaulted both recently and at any time in the past.

www.safeplacemerseyside.org.uk

Tel: 0151 295 3550

SPM, PO Box 1194, Liverpool, L69 2VZ.

Brook Advisory Centre

There are 17 Brook Centres around the UK, offering free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people under the age of 25.

www.brook.org.uk/

Tel: 0151 207 4000

E-mail: admin@brookcentres.org.uk

Brook Liverpool, 81 London Road, Liverpool, L3 8JA.

Survivors UK

Survivors UK supports anyone affected by male sexual violation and raises awareness of their needs.

www.survivorsuk.org

Tel: 0845 122 1201

E-mail: info@survivorsuk.org

SurvivorsUK, Unit 1, Queen Anne Terrace, Sovereign Court, The Highway, London, E1W 3HH.

Roofie Foundation

The Roofie Foundation deals with the issues surrounding drug rape and sexual abuse. It offers a Helpline that provides an information service for victims of drug rape and sexual abuse caused through drink spiking.

www.roofie.com

Tel: (24-hour Helpline): 0800 783 2980

1 Prime Parkway, Prime Enterprise Park, Derby, DE1 3QB.

Mermaids

Mermaids offers support for children and young people experiencing sexual identity issues. Their website includes links to other useful sites and sources of information.

www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

Tel: 07020 935066 (Monday to Saturday - 3 pm till 7 pm)

E-mail: info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

BM Mermaids, London, WC1N 3XX.

One in Four UK

One in Four offers a voice to, and support for, males and females who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence.

http://oneinfour.org.uk

Tel: 020 8697 2112

E-mail: admin@oneinfour.org.uk

219 Bromley Road, Bellingham, Catford, SE6 2PG.

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF) is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused. The Foundation works with entire families that have been affected by abuse including: adult male and female sexual abusers; young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; victims of abuse and other family members.

www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk

Tel: 01527 591922

E-mail: bordesley@lucyfaithfull.org

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, Bordesley Hall, The Holloway, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7QA.

Stop It Now!

Stop it Now! believes and acts on the principle that all adults are responsible for protecting the most vulnerable in society. Children can be protected from sexual abuse if adults are aware of how abusers operate, including those who abuse via the Internet. Adults also need to feel confident about what to do if they are worried that abuse might be occurring. The aim of the Stop it Now! UK and Ireland campaign, including the Helpline, is to equip adults to protect children from sexual abuse.

www.stopitnow.org.uk

Tel: 0808 1000 900

E-mail: help@stopitnow.org.uk

Bordesley Hall, The Holloway, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7QA.

Migdal Emunah

Migdal Emunah is a UK-based organiation which works within the Jewish community to promote family safety against perpetrators of abuse and to empower the community with the tools to protect children from abuse.

www.migdalemunah.com

E-mail: info@migdalemunah.com

College of Relationship and Sexual Therapists

The college exists to develop and maintain high standards of professional practice, through regulation, training, research and dissemination of knowledge, to enable sexual and relationship therapists to provide the most effective therapeutic treatments to the public.

www.cosrt.org.uk

Tel/fax: 020 8543 2707

E-mail: info@cosrt.org.uk

The Administrator, COSRT, PO Box 13686, London, SW20 9ZH.

Gay Youths are Out(GYRO)

GYRO is part of YPAS. It provides a safe, comfortable space where young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, or are questioning their sexual identity (LGBQ), can get to know other LGBQ young people for support and socialising.

www.ypas.org.uk/support/gyro.htm

Opening times: 7 pm till 10 pm

0151 709 6660 and 0845 200 6174

YPAS, 36 Bolton Street, Liverpool, L3 5LX.

The Armistead Project

Advice and support on a range of sexual and emotional issues for gay and bi-sexual men on Merseyside, with emphasis on HIV prevention. An outreach service is provided.

www.armisteadcentre.co.uk

Tel: 0151 708 0907

E-mail: info@armisteadcentre.co.uk

36 Bold Street, Liverpool, L3 5LX.

Sex Addicts Anonymous

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition-oriented, fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous.

The only qualification for S.L.A.A. membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. The organisation is supported entirely through the contributions of its membership and is free to all who need it.

www.slaauk.org

Tel: 07951 815 087

E-mail: contact@slaauk.org

StopSO

A not-for-profit organisation which offers a UK-wide independent network of suitably qualified and experienced professionals who are willing and trained to work with sex offenders.

www.stopso.org.uk

Tel: 0747 329 9883

E-mail: info@stopso.org.uk

Specialist Treatment Organisation for the Prevention of Sexual Offending, Suite 211/212 Surrey House, 34 Eden Street, Kingston on Thames KT1 1ER.

The Albert Kennedy Trust

The Trust's mission is to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people are able to live in accepting, supportive and caring homes, by providing a range of services to meet the individual needs of those who would otherwise be homeless or living in a hostile environment. The Trust achieves this by providing appropriate homes through supported lodgings, fostering and other specialist housing schemes, enabling young people to manage independent living successfully, and improving attitudes within society towards lesbian, gay and bisexual young people.

www.akt.org.uk

Tel: 0161 228 3308

E-mail: admin@akt.org.uk

The Albert Kennedy Trust, 5 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD.

Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group

The Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group was founded in 1972. It is open to Jewish men and women who are gay, lesbian or bisexual, and has a wide age range, including people from many different backgrounds. JGLG welcomes non-Jews and non-gay guests and, although the group is based in London, many of its members live across the country.

www.jglg.org.uk

Tel: 0750 492 4742

E-mail: info@jglg.org.uk

BM JGLG, London, England, WC1N 3XX.

Steps to Freedom

Steps to Freedom is a Merseyside-based organisation which offers a self-help group to aid recovery from the often traumatic effects of childhood sexual abuse. The self-help programme is facilitated by qualified professionals who are themselves survivors of childhood abuse and who therefore understand the impact that abuse has on the lives of individuals.

www.steps2freedom.org.uk

Tel: 0151 228 1475

E-mail: jackie@steps2freedom.org.uk

Steps to Freedom, Old School Site, Lister Drive, Tuebrook, Liverpool, L13 7HH.

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which was established in 2008 to work predominantly with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives.

The organisation specialises in supporting young trans people aged 8-25 by delivering trans youth programmes, support for parents and carers, professional development and trans awareness training for all sectors, and educational workshops for schools, colleges, universities and other educational settings. Its mission is to increase understanding of gender diversity.

genderedintelligence.co.uk

Tel: 0207 832 5848

E-mail via the website.

VAI, 200a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP.

AVEN

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) was founded in 2001 in order to create public acceptance and discussion of asexuality, and to facilitate the growth of an asexual community. AVEN hosts the largest asexual community in the world, serving as an informational resource for people who are asexual and questioning, their friends and families, academic researchers and the press.

The AVEN community centres around the web forum which provides a safe space for asexual and questioning people and their partners, friends and families to discuss their experiences.

www.asexuality.org

E-mail: questions@asexuality.org

Informed Consent

Informed Consent is the UK's leading website about BDSM (bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sado-masochism).

www.informedconsent.org.uk

E-mail: admin@informedconsent.org.uk