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Signpost Hub Bedfordshire
Whether it is you, a partner, friend, relative or colleague who has been the subject of a crime, the Signpost Hub is the way for you to find the help that meets your specific needs. To find out about services in Bedfordshire call 0800 0282 887

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
The Emerald Centre is the Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Bedfordshire provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated forensic, support and aftercare service for people who have experienced rape or sexual violence whether recently or in the past. You can use the services without making a report to the police or we can support you if and when you want to speak to the police. The SARC can be contacted on 01234 897504 Monday- Friday between 9 am-5 pm or out of hours 24/7 on 0330 223 0099.

Counselling Directory – connects you with professional support

Mental Health Matters – 24 hours Helpline and email support for people experiencing mental health issues and professionals. – Freephone 0800 616 171

Victim Support
Victim Support offer free confidential support to those who have been impacted by crime. To find out more about their services call 08 08 16 89 111.

Citizens Advice Witness Service
Citizens Advice Witness Service provides free and independent support for witnesses in the criminal court across England and Wales. To find out more about their services call 03003 321 364.

Embrace CVOC
Embrace CVOC support children, young people and families who are victims of crime. They focus on helping they cope, support their recovery and provide services that enable them to put events behind them. To find out more about their services call 0345 60 999 60

Survivors UK                                                                                                                                 For victims of male rape and sexual abuse. Survivors UK help men who have been sexually abused at any point in their lives and also provides support for their families. They offer a confidential chat line. Contact by text or Whats App: SMS – 0203 322 1860. What’s App 074 9181

Link to Change
Link to Change supports for children and young people aged 12 to 26 in Bedfordshire. They provide a safe environment in which young people can access support. To find out more about their services contact: 01480 474974.

Unseen UK
Unseen UK supports individuals who have gone through modern slavery and/ or human trafficking. To find out about their services go to:

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like. To contact them call 116 123.

Mind BLMK works across Bedfordshire communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing. To find out more about their services contact 0300 330 0648.

Rape Crisis England and Wales
Rape Crisis England and Wales raises awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse. To find out more about their services go to:

The Survivors Trust
The Survivors Trust provide support, advice and information for victims and survivors of tape or sexual abuse. To find out more about their services call 0808 801 0818.