‘Clarissa’ support resources

Our film Clarissa explores themes relating to childhood abuse, drug taking and drug dependency.

Should you need further support in relation to these issues, here’s a list of organisations you can contact.


A specialised charity working to prevent sexual abuse and to support those affected in their recovery.


Provides confidential support 24 hours a day.
Helpline: 116 123
www.samaritans.org or befrienders.org if you live outside the UK or Ireland.

Action on Addiction

Provides help and information to families and individuals who are worried about alcohol or drug misuse problems.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Offers support services for any man who is struggling or in crisis. CALM’s helpline and webchat are for men in the UK who need to talk or find information and support. Services are open 5pm–midnight daily and are free, anonymous, and confidential.
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58



Helps people take control of their mental health by providing information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers, and mental health workers.
Infoline: 0300 123 3393

NAPAC (National Association of People Abused in Childhood)

A national organisation focused on supporting adults who have been abused in any way as children.
Helpline: 0808 801 0331

RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre)

National helpline for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse (male and female), their families and friends. Provides emotional and practical support.
Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30pm & 7-9.30pm) www.rasasc.org.uk


Provides a range of services dedicated to meeting the health, welfare, and legal needs of drugs users and those who live and work with them.
Helpline: 020 7324 2989


We Are With You

Free confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol, or mental health. Services can be accessed online or face-to-face.