Statutory & NHS Services

Liaison & Diversion Services

Police stations and courts have NHS funded 'Liaison and Diversion' teams, including to support people who are vulnerable to suicide after coming into contact with the Police for online sexual offences. If your investigating Officer has not instigated contact with an L&D worker, then call them to ask for the contact details.


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GP Surgery

Ask for an emergency appointment, especially if you are not eating or sleeping properly. You do not have to say you have been arrested, or what for, but the more you tell them the more they will be able to help.

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Single Point of Access

For crisis intervention or acute mental health services you should search or ask for your local Single Point of Access. They will advise and intervene quickly if you are in crisis.

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999 | A&E

If you feel that you are in an emergency situation or crisis thenyou should present yourself at A&E and ask for psychiatric assessment. If you need an ambulance to get you there then you call 999.


Stop it Now!

Operated by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, and funded by the Home Office, Stop it Now! is a phone and text helpline whose call handlers will help you to keep yourself and others safe. There is a service for Scotland.

Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

Funded through government, charitable trusts and user fees, LFF offer group and one-to-one programmes for people who have offended online. Including Inform Plus, Engage Plus and a family forum 

Talking Forward

Currenty funded by Safer Lives, TF is a peer support group (in-person in Leeds and by Zoom) for partners, ex-partners and family that aims to help members with their emotional resilience and isolation. for more information.

A charity providing information on the practicalities of having a conviction, including for sexual offences. This includes a forum where people share experiences on issues such as employment, social care, and travel.


Funded through membership, charitable grants and donations STOPSO has a network of therapists who they have trained to work with their clients. You should check the individual experience and qualifications of any counsellor allocated. 

Safer Living Foundation.

Funded through a variety of sources, and based in Notts, SLF run several services, inclduing the Aurora Project which uses a compassion based approach to addressing people's harmful sexual behaviours



Practical advice and information for people convicted and sentneced for sexual offences.P


Trained volunteers on hand 24/7 to listen and offer crisis support.