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Helpful Resources and Information


We hope that you may find some useful external resources on this page.


Child Protection

Perth & Kinross Council: This is a link to the council's website that provides information about child protection and what you can do if you are concerned about a child. Child protection - Child protection - Perth & Kinross Council (

Help to stop: child sexual abuse prevention - Stop It Now - Confidential help to thousands of people each year who are worried about their own or someone else’s illegal online behaviour.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation (Prostitution)

Encompass: is a Scottish network of agencies working with people at risk of becoming involved in, who are currently involved in, or who have exited selling or exchanging sexual activity / commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). It also provides some useful resources and links to other organisations that can provide support to women involved in CSE.

Home | Nordic Model Now! - The Nordic Model (sometimes known as the Sex Buyer Law, or the Swedish, Abolitionist, or Equality Model) is an approach to prostitution that has been adopted in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Canada, France, Ireland and Israel.

Criminal Injuries Compensation

For information on how to claim criminal injuries compensation if you have experienced a violent crime the direct link to claim is

Please be aware that there are many websites that may appear to be links to claiming compensation that are in fact organisations who would apply on your behalf for a fee.


Carolyn Spring (Formerly Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS) There’s a lot of content on this site about trauma and dissociation. The complex made simple. Access to free resources, podcasts, blog and training.

Domestic Abuse

Amina: The Muslim Women's Helpline 0808 801 0301
All calls are strictly confidential and non-judgemental. They deal with clients in a faith and culturally-sensitive manner. They can help women in English, Urdu, Arabic, Bangla and Swahili and, when required, using online interpreting.

Women's Aid: the following organisations provide information, support and temporary refuge accommodation. They provide a confidential, and non-judgemental service to women, young people and children who have experienced domestic abuse. The abuse may be from a partner, ex-partner or someone you are living with.

Dundee Women's Aid
Support Line (01382) 207099

Perth Women's Aid
For Support Call (01738) 639043

To find your nearest Women's Aid service you can visit the Scottish Women's Aid website.

Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline: Open 24 Hours a day Call 0800 027 1234

In Care Abuse

Future Pathways provides ongoing support in a wide variety of ways to any adult who was the victim of historical abuse in a care setting in Scotland when they were a child. They can offer access to ongoing counselling & other therapies; psychological trauma support; community activities; support with work and education and support to access to records. You can register with them online at or call them on freephone 0808 164 2005.

Legal Information

Scottish Women's Rights Centre: If you have experience abuse or violence and you are not sure what your rights are you can contact this free helpline to receive confidential legal information and advice.
Freephone 08088 010 789 - Tuesdays 6-9pm, Wednesdays 1.30-4.30pm, Fridays 10am-1pm

Learning Difficulty and Disabilities

Acts of Recovery - Moving on from Childhood Abuse: NHS Lothian and partners FAIR and Napier University have developed this accessible easy read social story type booklet - Acts of Recovery” – an aid for people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and includes suggestions that can help people with their ways of coping and recovery journeys.

Unlocking Sexual Abuse and Learning disabilities: A guide for family, carers and support staff supporting adults with learning disabilities who have been sexually abused.


LGBT Health and Wellbeing Scotland’s health and wellbeing charity for LGBTQ+ adults. Working to improve the physical, social, and mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ adults (16+) in Scotland 

Equality Network: This website provides information on LGBT rights, news and events. The Equality Network works for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality and human rights in Scotland.

GLOW: A weekly LGBT youth group - further details about the group and how to join can be found at

LGBT Youth Scotland: The website has lots of information for young people, professionals, parents and carers. Information on coming out, Transgender, Bullying and your rights

Golop Emotional and Practical support for LGBT+ people who are victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, so-called conversion therapies, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and other forms of abuse. : Galop - the LGBT+ anti-abuse charity

Rape Crisis Scotland: Link to Supporting LGBTi Survivors of Sexual Violence Support Resource booklet  lgbti.pdf (

Male Survivors Support Services

Trauma Counselling Line in Scotland: Provide free telephone counselling service for anyone who experienced sexual, emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual abuse or neglect as a child. They offer there service in English, Mandarin, French, Polish, Urdu, Punjabi and Taiwanese.

FRASAC: Accept referrals from men in Perth and Kinross area. Can offer support to men online, via call or in person if the survivor can travel to Fife centre. 01592 642336

Speak out Scotland; Trauma therapy, peer support, advocacy, Support male survivors of child sexual abuse.  07488 399917; email Speak Out Scotland – Find your voice in a safe space

(Male only) Survivors UK: For male survivors of sexual abuse aged 13+ Phoneline: 0845 122 1201. Website has option to chat online or via text SurvivorsUK | We challenge the silence to support sexually abused men

Childline: Support for anyone under 19 years of age 0800 1111 

Rape Crisis Scotland Call: Support for anyone aged 13+ 08088 01 03 02; Text: 07537 410 027

Information from Rape Crisis Scotland on Supporting Male Survivors explains how the RCS Helpline can help, how sexual violence can affect men, some common concerns,

Mental Health And Wellbeing

MIND: while this is based more in England and Wales it has lots of great information and self-help guidance about a wide variety of mental health related topics including suicide and self-harm. The site also features lots of input and stories from people on their recovery journeys.

Mindspace: Based in Perth Mindspace provide Adult and Young People's Counselling service and also have the Recovery College with a wide range of activities that you can get involved in. You can call them on (01738) 631639 or contact them through their website.

Saheliya: A black minority ethnic women mental health organisation based in Edinburgh. Provides counselling, befriending, support work and complementary therapies.

SAMH: This is the Scottish Association for Mental Health. They provide a range of mental health support and services.

The Neuk is Anchor Houses’ flagship, multi-agency, one stop, crisis centre, dealing with all realms of mental health. When in crisis and you cant wait for an appointment or a referral to a specialist. 

Information for Parents and Carers

Parents and Carers

The Mama Bear Effect There are some excellent Resources for talking to your children about their bodies & body safety, why children don’t tell, parenting as a survivor.

Beacon House: Provide free resources that provide information on Trauma and Attachment and some useful information and resources, although focused on adoption/fostering that can be very useful for any parent whose child has been traumatised.

Hands On Scotland: This website aims to help you make a difference to children and young people's lives. It gives practical information, tools and activities to respond helpfully to troubling behaviour and to help children and young people to flourish.

My Body My Way - This link gives you direct access to the free resource My Body My Way. Developed by Penumbra and directed towards 9 to 11 year olds. Although this resource was designed for use in schools it can also be useful for parents.

Rape Crisis Scotland: Information for parents supporting a member of their family through sexual violence.

Pornography and Non Consensual sharing of Sexualised Imagery

Revenge Porn Helpline: If you have had your images posted online without your consent this helpline can provide you with free, confidential advice. The website also contains some FAQ's, information and news.

Fight the New Drug - Awareness raising on the harmful effects of porn and exploitation Videos - Fight the New Drug

Expose the Harm is a space for people to share their experience, safely and anonymously, of how pornography has harmed them in some way.

Support for survivors of Rape & Sexual Abuse

Rape Crisis Scotland: Offer a National Helpline open from 6pm to Midnight every night of the year. Call 08088 01 03 02

Additionally there is useful information relating to rape and sexual abuse that can be found here. If you are looking for support in relation to your experience of rape, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment or ritual abuse then you can find your local centre.

Beira’s Place is a sexual violence support project based in Edinburgh but covering the whole Lothian region. They deliver a trauma informed service to women survivors of sexual abuse from aged 16 years, no matter when that sexual violence or abuse has happened in their lives.

Rape Crisis England & Wales: For details of Rape crisis services in other areas of the UK you can use the interactive map at



Suzy Lamplugh Trust:  Help and advice section with information relating to personal safety and bogus callers, dealing with aggression, festival safety, online dating and safety, safety in the home, whilst running and much more. It also includes links to downloadable leaflets.

Strut Safe Strut Safe is a UK-wide phone line. If you're walking alone, their volunteers will be a friendly voice to keep you company and help you feel safe until you are through the door.

Self-Harm and Self Injury

Beat eating disorders: Website provides information on eating disorders, recovery information and access to other information and training. There is also an excellent article for family members and friends of those who have eating disorders

Self Injury Support: website provides a very useful Resource Hub with information for friends, family, carers to practical tools, ideas, self-help ideas, there is also a wide range of information for anyone working with someone who self-harms.

The Lighthouse For Perth - Suicide, Self-Harm & Crisis Support: – The Lighthouse offers crisis support to anyone who is at risk with their mental health. This includes those who are at risk of suicide or self-injury, or those who find themselves in emotional distress or crisis.

Self Help

Centre for Clinical Interventions: There are a wide range of freely accessible workbooks on this site, these can be worked through with a support worker and include; Assert Yourself, Improving Self-Esteem, Mastering your worries and much more.

Get Self Help: A website full of worksheets and resources on a wide range of issues

Sexual Health

Brook: Provide a wide range of information from contraception, pregnancy and sexual health for Under 25's. There is also an excellent section with resources for professionals.

Sexual & Reproductive Health Tayside: Links to services in Angus, Dundee and Perthshire Contact number for all areas is (01382) 425 542

Books - These books are available from their website or through other online sellers

Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma Staci Haines (2007) This book is available through a wide range of sellers. It provides comprehensive information on all areas of intimacy and sex for survivors of abuse.

Completely Overcome Vaginismus: This book set by gives details of a program for home treatment in a step-by-step format. 


Action Scotland Against Stalking The site aims to help provide a deeper understanding of the crime of stalking. The Victim Support section provides excellent information on, how to recognise stalking, what you should expect from law enforcement and information for young people. It is intended for anyone seeking help and advice as well as professionals who are trying to offer support.

ASAS also produced the Victim Impact Box - these are available from us at RASAC-PK. We can also provide support to any woman or young person around stalking. Contact us

Suzy Lamplugh Trust: The live life safe website has an excellent Help and advice section with information relating to personal safety and bogus callers, dealing with aggression, festival safety, online dating and safety, safety in the home, whilst running and much more. It also includes links to downloadable leaflets.


The Samaritans: Offer a 24 Hour service for anyone who needs a safe place to talk at anytime about whatever is getting to you.
Call 116 123 Free from any phone.

The Lighthouse For Perth - Suicide, Self-Harm & Crisis Support: – The Lighthouse offers crisis support to anyone who is at risk with their mental health. This includes those who are at risk of suicide or self-injury, or those who find themselves in emotional distress or crisis.

 The Tayside Suicide? Help!: website and mobile app provide a range of information for people aged over 16 who are living with thoughts of suicide, people offering support and for those affected by suicide. Tayside Suicide? Help! Website and Mobile App - Perth & Kinross Council Citizen Space - Citizen Space ( 

Page last updated 11/04/2024

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