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There are many ways to seek help. Take a look at the topics of the help portal and find the right support for you.

Help in a crisis

Almost everyone experiences a crisis at some point in their lives. This is how you spot the signs and find out what you can do for yourself and others in an emergency.

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Advice and Counselling Centres

Did you experience sexual abuse in your childhood or adolescence? Or do you suspect that a child or adolescent is being sexually abused? An advice and counselling centre is there to give you support. They provide you with information, you can ask them questions and discuss how to proceed from here.

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Psychotherapy can help deal with abuse and its consequences. Find out more about therapy options, useful points of contact and how you can find the right support.

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Victims and their families often have many questions when it comes to the law. We provide you with information and show you where you can find support.

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Financial assistance

Victims of sexual violence in childhood and adolescence can apply for financial assistance. Find out what benefits are available and what to do to get them.

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How can you protect children and adolescents from sexualised violence? Read more about prevention approaches and where to find more help.

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Self-help means that victims help each other. Below you will find out what self-help can do for you, what you should pay attention to and how you can find the right service for you.

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Organised sexualised and ritual violence

What is organised sexualised and ritual violence? What does it mean to be affected by it? Find out more about it and where you can find support.

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Sexual Abuse – we support you if you are looking for help and information.

anonymously, free of charge and across Germany

Give us a call – even if you're unsure

Talk to the advisors of the Sexual Abuse Help Line. Your call is anonymous and free of charge.

0800 22 55 530

Telephone hours:

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tues, Thurs: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Send us a message

– securely and confidentially

The Sexual Abuse Help Line also offers advice by email. By registering, the advice service remains confidential.