There are so many organisations to help victims of sexual assault and rape. Find out who they are below.


There are many organisations to help survivors of sexual assault. Find out who they are below.

the Rowan Centre

The Rowan is the regional Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Northern Ireland. Their professional, highly-trained team is here to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anyone can call—children, young people, women, and men who have been sexually assaulted. It doesn’t matter if it happened recently or in the past. The Rowan will listen, take you seriously, and offer you support.

0808 399 4424
(free phone)

Police service of northern ireland, PSNI

The PSNI is responsible for investigating allegations of sexual assault. When you call the police on the 101, non-emergency number, you will be put in contact with a specially-trained officer, who will speak with you confidentially.

Phone 101
Phone 999

Nexus NI

Nexus NI offer services and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence.

028 9032 6803
028 7126 0566
028 6632 0046


Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service.

0808 808 8000
(free phone)

Victim Support NI

Victim Support NI is an independent charity which helps people affected by crime.

028 9024 3133
Belfast Hub Office
028 7137 0086
Foyle Hub Office

24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline

The Helpline is a 24/7 freephone support service for all women and men who have been affected by domestic or sexual violence.

0808 802 1414
24-hour helpline

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, NSPCC

The NSPCC is the leading children's charity in the UK, specialising in child protection.

0808 800 5000
0800 1111
Under 18's


The Samaritans offer a safe place to talk for anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

116 123

Queens University Students’ Union

The QUB Students’ Union can help you with any health and wellbeing issues you might be having struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

Ulster University Student Support

Ulster University Students’ Union can offer advice and support.