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Basingstoke Rape and Sexual Abuse Crisis Centre (BRASACC) (Hampshire)

Helpline number: 01256 423890
Email: manager@brasacc.com
Website: www.BRASACC.com
Area covered: Hampshire, Newbury and Thatcham

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape or sexual abuse (aged 16+)
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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Breaking Free Female Support Project, based in Swindon (Wiltshire)

Description of agency: Professional counselling service for females of sexual abuse and rape.

Helpline number: 01793 514339
Email: breaking3@googlemail.com
Website: www.breakingfreesupport.co.uk
Area covered: Nationwide

Services offered:

  • 1-2-1 therapy
  • group work
  • yearly residential retreats
  • prison support
  • help with compensation claims

Services for:

  • Adult women 18+ who are survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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Bristol Crisis Service for Women (Avon)

Description of agency:  Self injury focus.   Support for girls and young women who self-injure.  Training for professionals working with  people  who self-injure.  Research and information about self-injury – most recent research: ‘Hidden Pain?’ – people with learning disabilities and self-injury.

Postal address: PO Box 654, Bristol, BS99 1XH
Office telephone: 0117 9279600

Email: bcsw@btconnect.com
Website: www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk
Area covered: National

Services offered:

  • TESS text and email support for girls and young women (11-25) affected by self-injury
  • Training for people working with self-injury
  • Information about self-injury

Services for:

  • Girls and young women affected by self-injury
  • Staff working with people who self-injure
  • Families/friends/others who came into contact with people who self-injure

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CIS’ters (Surviving Rape and/or Sexual Abuse), based in Hampshire

Postal address: PO Box 119, Hampshire, SO50 9ZF
Helpline: 02380 338080  
Email: admin@cisters.org.uk
Area covered: Hampshire & National

Services offered:

  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Bulletin or newsletter
  • Mutual support groups – held in Southampton
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline

Services for:

  • Women aged 18+ who are survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse during childhood where the perpetrator was a member of their immediate/or extended family.
  • Also provide support for women aged 18+ who were raped and/or sexually abused by someone who was not a member of their immediate/extended family
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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CLEAR (Children Linked to and Experiencing Abusive Relationships), based in Truro, Cornwall

Postal address: PO Box 706, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9FN
Helpline: 07542 532001
Email: admin@clearsupport.net
Website: www.clearsupport.net
Area covered: Cornwall

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Therapy groups
  • Information
  • Advice

Services for:

  • Children and young people aged 3+ who are survivors of Survivors of intrafamilial sexual abuse

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Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, based in Truro, Cornwall

Description of agency: CRASAC is a charity set up in 1986 . There are 60 counsellors who work all over Cornwall , the aim is to offer 1:1 counselling for anyone that has been sexually abused at any time in their life.

Helpline: 01872 262100 (Office is staffed on Mondays and Tuesday from 8.30-5.00pm, answer phone at all other times. 01872 262100)

Email: help@crasac.co.uk
Website: www.visioncornwall.com
Area covered: Cornwall

Services offered:

  • 1 :1 counselling -24 week contract
  • Telephone support
  • Male group
  • Female group
  • Counselling placements

Services for:

  • Anyone from the age of 13 +

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Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre, based in Bournemouth (Dorset)

Postal address: PO Box 877, Bournemouth, BH8 8YU
Helpline: 01202 308855
Office telephone: 01202 308840 or 01202 308848
Email: info@dorsetrapecrisis.org
Website: www.dorsetrapecrisis.org
Area covered: Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset

Services offered:

  • Helpline
  • ISVA
  • Face to Face emotional support
  • Counselling

Services for:

  • Women and men over 16 years who are survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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Gloucestershire Rape Crisis Centre, based in Gloucester (Gloucestershire)

Postal address: PO Box 16, Gloucester, GL4 0RU
Helpline: 01452 526 770
Email: glosrapecrisis@hotmail.co.uk
Area covered: Gloucestershire

Services offered:

  • Telephone support
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline
  • Email support

Services for:

  • Women and girls aged 10+ who are survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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Hertfordshire Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre, based in Hatfield (Hertfordshire)

Postal address: PO Box 256, Hatfield, AL10 0NE
Helpline: 01707 276512
Email: hertsrapecrisis@btconnect.com
Website:www.hertsrapecrisis.org.uk
Area covered: Hertfordshire

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone counselling
  • Telephone support
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline

Services for:

  • Women and young women who are survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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Jig-Saw, based in Sandown (Isle of Wight, Hampshire)

Helpline: 01983 400123
Email: johnellison_5@hotmail.com
Website: www.jig-saw.org.uk
Area covered: Isle of Wight

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone counselling
  • Therapy groups
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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Kinergy, based in Bristol (Avon)

Description of agency: Kinergy is a confidential counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse and/or  rape.

Telephone: 0117 908 7712

Address: Mary Carpenter House, Kingswood Foundation Estate, Brittannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8DB

Email: contact@kinergy.org.uk
Website: www.kinergy.org.uk
Area covered: South Glocs, Bristol, Banes, N Somerset

Services offered:

  • We offer one to one counselling for upto 48 weeks and we also facilitate support groups.

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 16+

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North Devon Women’s Aid, Barnstaple (Devon)

Postal address: PO Box 141, Barnstaple, EX32 7YN
Telephone: 01271 321946
Email: helenf@ndwomensaid.co.uk
Area covered: North Devon and Torridge

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Therapy groups
  • Mutual support groups
  • Information

Services for:

  • Women and girls who are survivors of rape and sexual abuse

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Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (Oxfordshire)

Description of agency: Providing free, confidential support services for female survivors of sexual violence whether it was experienced recently or in the past, as an adult or child. We also support the male and female friends, family members and professionals who are supporting survivors.

Postal address: PO Box 20, St Aldates Post Office, Oxford, OX2 6GB
Helpline: 01865 726 295 or freephone 0800 783 6294 (Monday & Thursday 6.30pm-9pm, Friday 11.30am-2pm, Sunday 6pm-8.30pm)
Email (support): support@osarcc.org.uk or (admin) admin@osarcc.org.uk
Website: www.oxfordrapecrisis.net

Area covered: Oxfordshire 

Services offered:

Helpline, email support, support groups and outreach work including training for professionals and work with young people on healthy relationships and consent.

Services for:

  • Female survivors of sexual violence
  • The male and female friends, family and professional supporters of survivors

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Portsmouth Area Rape Crisis (Hampshire)

Address: PO Box 3, Portsmouth, PO2 8RX
Helpline: 023 92 669511 (female) and 023 92 669516 (male)
Email: admin@parcs.org.uk
Website: www.parcs.org.uk
Area covered: Portsmouth, Havant, Gosport and Fareham

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Information
  • Helpline
  • Education and outreach

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 13+
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Service Winchester (RASAC) (Hampshire)

Helpline: 01962 848024 or 01962 848027
Email: rasac@waca.org.uk
Website: www.rasac.org.uk
Area covered: Hampshire

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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Revival – Wiltshire RASAC

Address: PO Box 4157, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 4AW
Business Administration:  01225 777 562
Counselling Enquiries: 01225 751 568
Email: admin@revival-wiltshirerasac.org.uk or support@revival-wiltshirerasac.org.uk
Website: www.revival-wiltshirerasac.org.uk
Area covered: Wiltshire

Services offered:

A specialist 1:1 counselling service for women and men who were sexually abused in childhood or adolescence; women only space is available at designated times.  This service is funded by NHS Wiltshire and is free of charge for adults (18+), registered with a GP in North Wilts (excluding the Royal Wootton Bassett Area), West Wilts or Devizes.

An online forum for women where they can give and receive support

Telephone and e-mail support; information; referral and signposting services for men and women who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives.  This service is funded by The Ministry of Justice and is free of charge for adults (18+) living in the Wiltshire area.

Training to professionals working in statutory and voluntary organisations to enable them to understand the impact of sexual abuse in childhood on the adult survivor and rape/sexual assault in adolescence/adulthood.  This work is ongoing,  self-financing and generates a small but vital income for the organisation.

Services for:

  • Adult women and men (18+) who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives

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SALT South West (Sexual Abuse Listening Therapy)

Description of agency: Therapeutic support for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse – male and female over 16 yrs

Helpline: 01752 600599 (Mondays & Wednesdays 10am t0 1pm)
Email: email@saltsouthwest.co.uk
Website: www.saltsouthwest.co.uk
Area covered: South West of England

Services offered:

  • Initial assessments.
  • Individual sessions for clients
  • Group Work
  • Coffee Drop In
  • Telephone Help Line
  • Short term support for parents/partners of survivors.
  • Training

Services for:

  • Male and female adults (over 16 yrs) who experienced sexual abuse in their childhood.
  • Parents/partners of such survivors.
  • Training for other agencies in the area of childhood sexual abuse.

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SARA (Survivors After Rape and Abuse) (Avon)

Postal address: PO Box 4404, Bath, Avon, BA1 0JS
Telephone: 07947 277848
Email: sara-survivors@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.sara.btik.com
Area covered: Bath and North East Somerset

Services offered:

  • Support
  • Newsletter
  • Mutual support groups
  • Information
  • Advice

Services for:

  • Adult female survivors of rape and sexual abuse

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Service User Involvement Project (Mid Hants Locality), Andover (Hampshire)

Telephone: 01264 333 833
Email: barbara.allen@suip.org.uk
Website: www.suip.org.uk
Area covered: Hampshire

Services offered:

  • Mutual support groups
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline
  • ISVA service

Services for:

  • Adult female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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Southampton Rape Crisis Service (Hampshire)

Postal address: PO Box 1401, Southampton, SO18 9AD
Helpline: 02380 636313
Email: info@sotonrc.org.uk
Website: www.sotonrc.org.uk
Area covered: Southampton City/New Forest/some of East Southampton

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Therapy groups
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline
  • Family therapy
  • Education and outreach
  • ISVA service

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 12+
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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TAG (Trauma and Abuse Group) Swindon (Wiltshire)

Description of agency:  Charitable Objects include the advancement of education in the field of trauma and abuse recovery by the provision of training for therapists and by the collation and dissemination of relevant information/research to professionals, volunteers, or those recovering from such trauma and/or abuse.

Email: chairman@tag-uk.net  or membershipsec@tag-uk.net
Website:www.tag-uk.net
Area covered: UK

Services offered:

  • Publication of a 6 monthly journal ‘interact’
  • Quarterly e-newsletters with training and events
  • Membership confers discounts on TAG training events including a biennial national conference with renowned speakers
  • Networking opportunities for members
  • We work collaboratively with other organisations in the field to improve awareness; information; networking and training

Services for:

  • Membership is available to those who support our charitable aims including counsellors; psychotherapists; doctors; other health professionals; pastoral workers; survivors and their supporters; indeed all who are seeking to enhance recovery for adult survivors of childhood neglect; trauma; and abuse.
  • Our publications and training are also available to the general public, and bespoke training can be provided for other organisations, churches and groups on a range of issues including attachment, trauma and dissociation.

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The Green House Bristol, based in Bristol

Postal address: PO Box 665, Bristol BS99 1XY
Telephone: 0117 935 1707
Email: info@the-green-house.org.uk
Website: www.the-green-house.org.uk
Area covered: Bristol and surrounding

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Therapy Groups

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse (of all ages)

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The Treetops Centre – Hampshire & Isle of Wight SARC

Helpline: 023 92 210352
Email: mary.bridgman@solent.nhs.uk
Website: www.treetopscentre.co.uk
Area covered: Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Support offered:

  • Support
  • Telephone counselling
  • Telephone support
  • Newsletter
  • Information
  • Mutual support groups
  • Advice
  • Helpline
  • ISVA service

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse

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Tilehouse Counselling, Hitchen (Hertfordshire)

Telephone: 01462 440 674
Email: counselling@tilehouse.org
Website: www.womens-counselling-centre.org.uk
Area covered: Hitchin and North Herts, Bedfordshire/surr.village

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Therapy groups
  • Information

Services for:

  • Female survivors of rape and sexual abuse

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Twelves Company, Plymouth (Devon)

Description: Support for female and male victims of sexual abuse, historic or recent.
Telephone: 08458 121212
Email: admin@twelvescompany.co.uk
Website: www.sarcplymouth.co.uk
Area covered: Plymouth and surrounding area

Support offered:

  • Counselling, Art Therapy (5-18yrs), Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), Crisis Worker, Forensic Medical Examination.

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Womankind, Bristol Women’s Therapy Centre (Avon)

Description of agency: Womankind, Bristol Women’s Therapy Centre was established in 1986 as a registered charity to provide help to women with mental health problems.  Womankind’s aim is to help women to improve their mental health and well being by providing a range of confidential, therapeutic and accessible services.

Address: 3rd Floor Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol BS2 8PE

Helpline: 0845 458 2914 or 0117 9166461 (Opening hours: Monday to Friday mornings 10 a.m. – 12noon, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Monday and Tuesday evenings 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

Email: info@womankindbristol.org.uk
Website: www.womankindbristol.org.uk
Area covered: Bristol, South Gloucestershire

Support offered:

  • Telephone Helpline
  • Free and subsidised counselling
  • Free specialist counselling for refugee and asylum seeking women and Deaf women with interpreters.
  • Free specialist outreach counselling  service for women who have experienced rape and sexual violence and who live in South Bristol
  • Focus on Families Service is a free outreach counselling service for women and families living in the Filwood Ward area who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues.
  • Open ended therapy groups for women experiencing long-term mental health problems including depression
  • Fixed term, theme based therapy groups
  • Befriending  

Services for:

Women with a range of mental health problems, including women who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse.

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