Specialist Support Services:
Chemfidential: Speak in confidence to one of our Chemfidential staff. Tel 0121 643 0821 (6 days a week) and we can assist you to access the relevant support.
RSVP Birmingham offer specialist support via their LGBT ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advocates) if you are lesbian, gay, bi or trans and have ever experienced rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse at any point in your life. This service is delivered from RSVP and within Birmingham LGBT centre.
Horizon Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) provides medical, practical and emotional support. They can also perform forensic examinations (see below). If the assault was within the last seven days – or longer if you have visible injuries, e.g. bruising – a forensic examination can be arranged (forensic evidence can be collected and stored by the SARC to give you more time to decide whether you want to report to the police). You do not have to report to the police if you attend the SARC. It is your choice. Specially trained staff at the SARC can give you further information to help you to decide. They will support you whatever you decide. You can call the Horizon 24-hour phone line on 0808 168 5698.
Survivors UK supports men who have experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse or rape – whenever it happened. Supporting men across the UK with online support (face to face services in London only).
Galop is a LGBT anti-violence organisation and has experience working with gay/bi men who have experienced sexual assault in a chemsex context, including around reporting options. Support is independent, confidential and free.