Helpful resources

Ask the Police website – information about reporting sexual abuse to the Police.

Help for Victims – provides information about how people affected by crime and witnesses should be treated within the Criminal Justice System.

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust self-help leafletexplore the bookcase to find the leaflet for abuse.

Survivors UK – has a range of helpful resources for male survivors.

Survivors West Yorkshire – has self-help guides for male and female survivors and their supporters.

The Truth Project was set up for survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences in a supportive and confidential setting.


The Courage to Heal’ by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis – a guide to the healing process with personal stories and resources which can help you talk to someone about what happened to you.

‘Breaking free: Help for survivors of child sexual abuse’ by Carolyn Ainscough and Kay Toon – self-help book for survivors which looks at the effects of abuse and includes personal stories.

‘The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse’ by Wendy Maltz (2012)

‘Allies in healing: when the person you love was sexually abused as a child’ by Laura Davis (2013)

‘Healthy Intimacy’ Chapter in ‘The Courage to Heal’ by Ellen Bass (2008)