Survivor information

Childhood sexual abuse

If you are a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, dealing with memories of the abuse can be very painful and difficult. We are here when you are ready to talk.

If you have been recently raped or sexually assaulted

We are here to listen and support you. We can give you the information you need to make the right decisions for you.

Male survivors

We do not offer face to face support for boys and men but we can provide support by phone and email and can provide information regarding other services.

Young people

If you are aged 12 and over and identify as female we can offer you face-to-face support, if you would like to talk and feel ready to do so, get in touch with us. If you are a young male we can offer you telephone or email support.

Sexual violence & online safety

The internet makes it very easy for people to quickly connect with others and find out and send very personal information. But it also allows people to hide who they really are and what they are doing. Some people use the internet to harm others. This could be someone they know or a stranger.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)

Sexual violence is what happens when someone does not consent to a sexual act. There are many different kinds of sexual violence from flashing and voyeurism to sexual assault and rape. It can happen to anyone – women, men, girls and boys. No one ever deserves or asks for it to happen.

How can you help a survivor?

Anyone who has experienced sexual violence needs to be listened to and believed, whether they have just been attacked, or are talking about events that happened some time ago, for example, in childhood.

Abusive relationships - Sexual violence in relationships

Sexual violence is more often committed by someone known to the survivor. This can be a partner, ex-partner or boyfriend and can happen in the context of an intimate relationship. You always have the right to say no to sex, whether or not you have previously had consensual sex with someone.

Feelings after sexual violence and coping strategies

Everyone reacts differently to a traumatic event. Whatever you feel is a natural response to what has happened. Some examples are below. But you might feel none of these. Whatever you feel, it is important to get support contact us