Welcome To Our Information Centre.
When you’re a survivor of abuse, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital.
This information has been collected, drafted and curated by survivors and for survivors. We aim to provide honest and jargon-free information for survivors to make decisions right for them.
Choose one of the options below to find out more.
Need To Talk?
Unfortunately, Stay Brave is not a crisis service. If you feel uneasy or need someone to talk to we recommend you speak to The Samaritans by calling 116 123 or by visiting their website.
You can find out about more services that could speak to and get help from here:
Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening or controlling behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been partners or family members.
This includes physical, emotional or even controlling behaviour.
Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity that you did not consent to.
There are many different kinds; rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, genital mutilation, trafficking, and sexual exploitation.
Abuse can happen to anyone, and this includes those within the LGBTQ community.
Whether it is violence from family members, controlling behaviour from a partner or emotional bullying from friends. We have tailored advice in this section for you:
Nude sharing or "Revenge Porn"
With the rise of digital technology, it has opened up new avenues for abuse and exploitation to
Learn more here about the dangers and what help is available:
Although often overlooked sex workers are one of the highest groups at risk of violence.
Stay Brave is a sex worker-friendly organisation and we promote for their safety while they work. Find out more here:
Sex Workers Safety
Talking to Someone or Reporting
If you’ve been the victim of rape or abuse, there are many different ways you can report it. You might not be completely sure what happened or how to talk about it. These pages will help you find which way is best for you.
The Legal Bit:
All content on our website is for Information-Only and should not be perceived or used as part of treatment.
This information has been collected, drafted and curated by survivors and for survivors, and is designed to complement the advice given from professional bodies.
Stay Brave recommends that you should always consult with a professional when deciding on treatment options and appropriate courses of action you wish to take. To find someone to talk to, please use our help page for a list of professional services.