Our Streets Now does not provide support services so we have created
a directory below with organisations that can help support you.
If you are in immediate danger to yourself or others call 999
or Samaritans on 116 123.
Refuge 0808 2000 247
Refuge provides specialist support to women, children and some men escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence. Refuge’s specialist services include refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach projects, culturally specific services and the 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline.
Rape Crisis England and Wales
0808 802 9999
Rape Crisis Centres provide specialist support and services to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. The Rape Crisis National Helpline offers free, confidential emotional support and information.
Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS)
08088 01 03 02
RCS is the national office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland. Their free helpline is open every day between 6 pm and midnight to support anyone in Scotland affected by sexual violence.
Suzy Lamplugh Trust
0808 802 0300
Suzy Lamplugh Trust runs the National Stalking Helpline, which gives practical information, support, and advice to victims of stalking, their friends, family, and professionals working with victims.
Hollaback free online training on bystander intervention and what to do if it happens to you. Available here.
Respect 0808 802 4040
Respect is a domestic abuse organisation which runs a confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families, as well as a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them.
Stop Street Harassment (SSH) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide.
Glitch is a UK based charity recognised internationally for working to make the online space safe for all by raising awareness of online abuse and its impact through an intersectional lens, advocating for systematic change from both tech companies and governments as well as delivering a range of educational programmes.on digital citizenship, digital self-care and safety.
Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services in England and build a future where domestic abuse is not tolerated. Services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are operated by sister federations.
Southall Black Sisters
0208 571 9595
Southall Black Sisters specialise in domestic and gender-based related violence, including forced marriage and 'honour-based' abuse. They provide specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several languages.
The Survivors Trust
0808 801 0818
The Survivors Trust provides confidential information, advice and support for people who have experienced rape and sexual violence.
Plan International UK is a children’s charity that strives to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world.
0800 731 8147
Bawso is in all Wales - a voluntary organisation providing specialist services to black and minority ethnic (BME) women and children made homeless through domestic abuse. Bawso's work extends to providing support to BME women confronted with forced marriage, FGM and so-called 'honour-based' abuse.
The helpline is a UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as revenge porn.
Stay Safe East
0208 519 7241
Stay Safe East provides specialist and holistic advocacy and support services to disabled people who are victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Beyond the Streets
0800 133 7870
Beyond the Streets provides a confidential call back service for women who are involved in prostitution and want to explore possible alternatives.
Dyn Wales Helpline
0808 801 0321
The Safer Wales Dyn Helpline provides free confidential support to men who experience domestic abuse in Wales.
0808 16 89 111
Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales. A crime does not need to have been reported to police to access the support and guidance that is offered by Victim Support.
0800 456 1226
Tell MAMA supports victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents. It is not meant to be a replacement for the Police Service.
NAPAC offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. They offer a range of resources for survivors, as well as those who care for and work with them.
SurvivorsUK support men, boys, trans and non-binary survivors of sexual violence. They offer one to one counselling, ISVA services, and an online helpline.
0800 032 3263
CST focuses specifically on anti-semitic harassment and racism. Offers support to the victim and encouragement to report incidents to the police.
0800 999 5428
Galop runs a specialist helpline for LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.
Male Survivors Alliance
0808 800 5005
The Male Survivors Alliance provides help and information to male victims/survivors or sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.
01823 334 244
ManKind offers support to male victims of domestic abuse. Their helpline provides both emotional support and practical information.
0808 800 5005
Safeline's National Male Survivor Helpline is a dedicated service for men and boys in England and Wales affected by rape or sexual abuse and those that support them such as friends and family.
0800 599 9247
Karma Nirvana support victims of so-called 'honour-based' abuse and forced marriage. They operate a national helpline to support victims and professionals.
For anyone who's struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgment or pressure. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, they are taking action to prevent the crisis. They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others.
Childline helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they are going through. It is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Childline counts with trained counsellors.
Mind 0300 123 3393
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Mind has an Infoline which offers callers confidential help for the price of a local call, and a Legal Line, which provides information on mental health-related law to the public, service users, family members/carers, mental health professionals and mental health advocates.
03444 775 774
Anxiety UK is a national registered charity for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression.
They are fully supported by an expert team of medical advisors.
0800 068 4141
Papyrus provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK.
Open 10:00am-10:00pm, costing 5p per minute to call. Offers support for those suffering from panic attacks, OCD, phobias, and other anxiety disorders.
The Monitoring Group 020 7582 7438
The Monitoring was established in Southall (West London) by community campaigners and lawyers who wished to challenge the growth of racism in the locality. They are a leading anti-racist charity that promotes civil rights. Their aims are to promote good race relations; to advance race relations by means of education and awareness-raising, and to relieve the needs of those who are distressed or suffering violence or harassment.
0345 330 30 30
Established in 1975, LGBT Foundation exists to support the needs of the diverse range of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans. We believe in a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential. #EqualityWins underpins much of what we do and we aim to be; ‘here if you need us.’
0808 801 0400
Mermaids is one of the UK's leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends. Mermaids has been supporting transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995.
Equality Advisory Support Service
0808 800 0082
The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales. We can also accept referrals from organisations which, due to capacity or funding issues, are unable to provide face to face advice to local users of their services.
0808 800 3333
Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales. They provide practical information and emotional support when it is most needed. They also campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.
Stonewall 0800 050 2020
Stonewall empowers LGBT people to be their authentic selves, enabling them to realise and achieve their full potential, and we empower LGBT people and allies to create positive change. Stonewall works with institutions to create inclusive and accepting cultures, to ensure institutions understand and value the huge benefits brought to them by LGBT people, and to empower institutions as advocates and agents of positive change. Stonewall works to ensure that LGBT people, across all communities, are valued, welcomed by all and can participate fully in society, and to ensure that LGBT people better understand and respect differences across LGBT life. Stonewall works to ensure that laws and rights essential for LGBT equality are created, maintained, protected and defended so that LGBT people have equal rights here and abroad.
Counselling for Social Change: 01736 364 722
Offer counselling and support for activists to enable their work.
Their phone line invites activists to practice self-care within their work.
Offers general support and guidance for those who experience discrimination due to their participation in a sub-culture.
Free service run by women, for women in London who have been affected by all forms of violence and abuse.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU EXPERIENCE PSH
There’s no right way to respond to street harassment. The most important thing is to put your own safety and sense of security first. Street harassment is never your fault and however you choose to respond to it is the right option for you. That being said, research has shown that taking action can have a positive influence on your emotional response. So if you do, here’s three tips we’ve picked up from the testimonies we’ve received:
1. Be firm - speaking in an assertive tone of voice can help get your message through.
2. Shame the behaviour, not the person - many testimonies describe how useful it can be to criticise the behaviour rather than the person. ‘Stop it. That’s harassment and women don’t enjoy it’ for example.
3. Report it - if you feel threatened in the moment, you can call 999 for immediate assistance. You can also report after the event, so always write down the time, location and a description of what has happened in case you might want to do so. You can also write to local councillors or your MP about the incident. If it is carried out by an identifiable employee, you could also write to their employer asking for measures to be taken.