Resources and links

ACAL (Association of Child Abuse Lawyers)

A non profit-making company set up for the benefit of lawyers and other professionals working with people who have been sexually, physically and emotionally abused in childhood as well as people with learning disabilities. They are experienced in working with survivors of abuse including extreme, organised abuse, who are dissociative.


Childline provides free, confidential advice over the phone or online for anyone under the age of 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.  Advice is available at any time.

CISTERS (Childhood Incest Survivors)

Providing emotional support for adult women (age 18+) who report being raped and/or sexually abused as female children by a member of their immediate or extended family.

European Society for Trauma & Dissociation (ESTD)

The ESTD was established to promote an increase in the knowledge of trauma, dissociation and all disorders related to chronic traumatisation. It provides professional and public education and supports communication and cooperation among clinicians and other professionals in the field of dissociation and trauma.  The ESTD stimulates national and international research projects and provides knowledge and education specifically to those countries in Europe who do not have easy access in this field.

First Person Plural (FPP)

FPP are a UK organisation led by people who have first hand experience of dissociative disorders. They offer support and information to people with dissociative disorders, their friends, family and professional allies. They also offer excellent training, both independently and alongside the ESTD (European Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation), to increase recognition of dissociative disorders within health and social care, as well as within the wider community. They produce a quarterly newsletter, offer a members’ contact list and regular support groups.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)

The ISSTD is an international, non-profit, professional association, which seeks to advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation.  Education is one of the ISSTD’s primary goals, which is achieved through training programmes, conferences and the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. To facilitate the education and training of graduate students, the David Caul Graduate Research Grants were established in memory of David Caul, an esteemed and devoted mentor.

Manor Hall Centre for Trauma

The Manor Hall Centre for Trauma offers day patient, inpatient, outpatient, and respite care services in a tranquil setting located in central Scotland for adult males and females over the age of eighteen. Manor Hall provides a specialist assessment and treatment service for individuals with a range of post-traumatic reactions, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, dissociative, personality and mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression) as well as problems associated with attachment and loss. Staff work with a range of individuals including those with comorbidity, as well as organisations including the military and emergency services.


Mental health charity, providing information and support across a huge range of mental health conditions, including abuse support and a guide to mental health crisis services.


A London-based service supporting non-abusing parents and carers of sexually abused children, offering a telephone helpline and advice.

Mosaic Minds

Mosaic Minds, Inc. is a primarily internet based organization founded in 1999 by a group of dissociative survivors of childhood trauma and their loved ones.

The Oxford Stress and Trauma Centre

An independent, private, non-NHS-based, psychological therapy service, which has been in existence since 1998. It offers specialist assessment and therapy for stress- and trauma-related problems such as caused by various forms of childhood sexual, emotional or physical abuse and ruptures of secure attachment.  The service also offers psychological Expert Witness work for cases of Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Family Law and offers a psychological mail-order book service to clients and therapists. Appointments for an initial assessment can be made directly with the service and do not require a GP referral.


PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through training, informing and supporting. It works with survivors, partners, supporters and professionals. PODS provides information and awareness training days/workshops to inform and educate about the reality of living with and recovering from dissociation, trauma and sexual abuse, suitable both for dissociative survivors, their supporters and professionals such as counsellors and psychotherapists. They also provide opportunities for survivors, partners and supporters to meet together and provide mutual support

The Pottergate Centre for Dissociation and Trauma

The Pottergate Centre offers a wide range of services to professionals, to clients who may have a dissociative disorder, such as a Dissociative Identity Disoerder (D.I.D.) and to the public at large. The Centre offers full diagnostic assessments, individual therapy, consultancy, training and research. This can be accessed without a GP referral. Remy Aquarone, the Centre Director, is UKCP and BCP registered.

RAINS (Ritual Abuse Information and Network Support)

For professionals and carers who support survivors.


Confidential, around the clock helpline, available to anyone going through tough times themselves or concerned about someone else.  The Samaritans can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.


An online ritual abuse newsletter source founded by Neil Brick.


Website for survivors of rape and child abuse.

The Survivor’s Trust

The Survivors Trust (TST) is a national umbrella agency for over 135 specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support organisations throughout the UK and Ireland.

Trauma and Abuse Group (TAG)

The group exists to provide information, training and networking for counsellors, therapists, professional workers, supporters, survivors and indeed anyone who is concerned with, or interested in, supporting recovery from neglect, trauma and abuse, particularly with complex dissociative disorders.