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Abused Men in Scotland: offers a helpline offering support and advice.
Tel: 01383 62 44 11

Action Scotland Against Stalking: the national strategy to combat stalking. It provides a helpline on 0808 8020 300

Action for Children Scotland: supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK.

Barnardo's Scotland:  reaches out to the most disadvantaged children, young people, families and communities to help ensure that every child has the best possible start in life.

Breathing Space Scotland: is a free and confidential phoneline service for anyone who is experiencing low mood or depression, or in need of someone to talk to.
Tel: 0800 83 85 87

Children 1st: One of Scotland's leading childcare charities. Its mission is to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood.

Choose Life: provides information about suicide prevention in Scotland.

Circles Supporting families in Scotland: works with men leaving prison and their children and families.
Tel: 0131 552 0305

Ethnic Survivors Forum: provides a freephone service for survivors and professionals.
Tel: 0808 80 22 222

Families Outside: offers support and information for prisoners families.
Tel: 0500 839 383

Health in Mind: promotes positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland and provides counselling and psychotherapeutic services.
Tel: 0131 225 8508

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project: (KASP) provides a wide range of free confidential counselling and support services to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse age 16 or over throughout North East Fife.
Tel: 01592 64 66 44

Moira Anderson Foundation: is a National Charity dedicated to supporting those affected by childhood sexual abuse.
Tel: 01236 602890

Open secret: works with survivors of childhood abuse. They offer a safe space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and the impact that childhood abuse has had on their lives.
Tel: 01324 630100

Parentline Scotland: supports adults caring for children in Scotland.
Tel: 0800 028 2233

Parents Protect! is a useful resource for all adults concerned about preventing child sexual abuse.

Rape and Abuse Helpline: (RAL) offers a free and confidential support helpline answered by women as well as one answered by men.
Tel: 0808 8000 123
(Female support workers) or
Tel: 0808 8000 122 (male support workers)

Rape Crisis Scotland: provides a telephone helpline for survivors of sexual violence at any time.
Tel: 0808 801 03 02

Aberdeen - 01224 639 347

Argyll & Bute - 0800 121 4685

East Ayreshire - 01563 541 769

Edinburgh -0131 556 9437

Glasgow - 0141 552 3200

Kilmarnock - 01563 541 769

Lanarkshire - 01698 527 003

Perth and Kinross - 01738 630 965

Scottish Borders - 0800 054 2445

Stirling - 01786 471 771

Western Isles - 01851 709 965

Relationships Scotland: offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and website.
Tel: 0845 1192020

ROSHNI: is a Scottish charity working with children and young people from Scotland’s Minority Ethnic communities who are victims of any form of abuse.
Tel: 0141 202 0608

SACRO - Safer Communities Reducing Reoffending: the leading provider of community mediation, youth justice and criminal justice services in the voluntary sector working with offenders and victims in the community.
Tel: 0131 624 7270 or 0141 248 1763

Samaritans: provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Tel: 0845 790 9090

Scottish Association for Mental Health: (SAMH) provide help, information, support and campaigns on behalf of people with mental health problems. SAMH also provide the Government - sponsored training programme "Safe To Say" for people working with adults who may have been sexually abused in childhood.
Tel: 0800 917 3466

Scottish Coalition for Young Runaways: Is a network of professionals and agencies working to help children and young people at risk of running away and other risks associated with going missing such as sexual exploitation, trafficking etc.

Sex Addicts Anonymous in the UK: SAA is a group of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope with each other for the purpose of finding freedom from addictive sexual behaviour and helping others recover from sex addiction.

SHAKTI Women's Aid: provides practical and emotional support for women from black and ethnic minority communities in east central Scotland who are experiencing or fleeing physical, sexual or emotional abuse from their partners and/or family members.
Tel: 0131 475 2399

Speak Out Scotland: is a support and counselling service for (non-offending) male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. SOS is run by male survivors for male survivors and works in close partnership with other agencies and services to improve outcomes for men who have been sexually abused.
Tel: 0300 400 3202

Survivor Scotland: The Scottish Government's National Strategy for Survivors of Childhood Abuse. Survivor Scotland aims to raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse and enhance the health and wellbeing of survivors. Throuhg the strategy development fund, Survivor Scotland funds a wide range of projects delivered by agencies across Scotland.

The Resource Service: provides a resource service for men aged 16-25 years from the South and North Lanarkshire area.
Tel: 0141 552 5803

Trauma Counselling Line Scotland: is a confidential telephone counselling service for male survivors of childhood abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, spiritual and neglect). The line is open Mon-Thurs 1700 - 1900 and 1100 -  1400.
Tel: 08088 020406. 

Victim Support: provides emotional support, practical help and essential
information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime.
Tel: 0131 668 4486 Edinburgh
Tel: 01698 336 565 Motherwell

Scottish Government:

The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland:

Scottish Women's Aid: Scottish Women's Aid believes that a world without domestic abuse is not just a dream, it is a possibility.

Women's Support Project: The Women's Support Project is a voluntary organisation, which works against violence against women and children. We work on a broad range of issues including domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, child sexual abuse and incest.

Zero Tolerance: An organisation promoting innovative policy and practice that tackle the root causes of male violence against women and children.
Police Services: (NOTE: The Scottish Police Service will become one single national service from April 2013).