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APHIST, based in Wolverhampton (West Midlands)

Helpline number: 07812 403163

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Bulletin or newsletter
  • Therapy groups
  • Mutual support groups
  • Information

Services for

  • Women aged 18+
  • Men 18+

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Axis Counselling, based in Shrewsbury (Shropshire)

Telephone: 01743 357777
Website: www.axiscounselling.org.uk
Area covered: Shropshire and borders

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Therapy groups
  • Mutual support groups
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Email support
  • Text support

Services for:

  • Women and girls from 11+
  • Men and boys from 13+
  • 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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Barnardos Amazon Young Peoples Counselling Service, based in Birmingham (West Midlands)

Telephone: 0121 236 9222
Email: amazon@barnardos.org.uk
Website: www.barnardos.org.uk/amazon
Area covered: Birmingham

Support offered:

  • Counselling

Services for:

  • Young people under 18 years
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse

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Coventry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) Ltd, based in Coventry (West Midlands)

Description of agency:  CRASAC has provided a confidential support and counselling service run by women for those who have been raped, sexually abused or assaulted. We are a free and confidential service that provides support for survivors who have experienced any kind of sexual abuse of any kind at any time in their life. Our counselling service is available to women and also to girls and boys aged 5 – 18 years.  Our helpline and ISVA services are also available to men and boys.

Postal address: PO Box 2464, Coventry, CV1 1ZA   Office telephone: 024 76 277772

Helpline: 02476 277 777 (Monday 10am – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm/Tuesday 10am – 2pm/Wednesday 10am – 2pm/Thursday 10am – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm/Friday 10am – 2pm)

Email (general enquiries): info@crasac.org.uk  Email (helpline enquiries): helpline@crasac.org.uk
Website: www.crasac.org.uk
Area covered: Coventry & surrounding area

Support offered:

  • Face to Face counselling
  • Group Counselling
  • Advocacy & Support Service
  • Telephone Helpline

Services for:

  • Women and girls aged 11+ who are survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • ISVA service and helpline available to young men and boys aged 11+ 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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Crisis Point, based in Walsall (West Midlands)

Description of agency: Registered company and charity providing specialist support to victims of sexual crime. BACP organisational member, FundRaising Standards Board organisational member.

Postal address: Uplands House, 5 Lichfield Road, Walsall WS4 2HT
Office telephone: 01922 722777
Helpline: 01922 722777 – office hours
Email: info@crisispoint.org.uk
Website: www.crisispoint.org.uk
Area covered: Walsall & Wolverhampton, The Black Country, regional and national

Support offered:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling,
  • Specialist Support,
  • Home Office funded ISVA service for adults and children within and outside of the Criminal Justice System
  • Training
  • Consultations
  • Service Level Agreements – sessional and contractual
  • VEV member agency – providing police approved photographic evidence of physical and material damage to victims or their property
  • Please see website for full details of service – http://www.crisispoint.org.uk/index.php?page+services

Services for:

  • Adult and child victims of sexual crime – non gender specific from the age of 5 upwards
  • Consultation/Training to local social services, NHS midwifery departments, police, pre school nurseries, other working partner agencies.

 Special interests:

  • Consortium partner of tripartite consortium partnership
  • International links with similar agencies overseas to share operational and working practice successes and create international working partnerships

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EMERGE, based in Stafford (Staffordshire)

Description of agency: Emerge is a registered charity operating as a voluntary sector service in partnership with South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust which provides support to male and female adult survivors of sexual abuse/violence and their families. The overall objective of EMERGE is to secure, consolidate and develop a support service for victims and survivors of sexual abuse, their partners and families.

Helpline: (01785) 225991  (Mon 7:30pm-10pm, Wed 7pm-10pm and Thurs 10am-5pm)
Office: 01785 225991
Email: Joanne.dykta@sssft.nhs.uk or Noel.mitchel@sssft.nhs.uk
Website: www.emerge.uk.com
Area covered: Stafford and surrounding areas

Support offered:

  • Telephone helpline service
  • Befriending service
  • Face to Face support
  • Support groups for survivors of sexual abuse
  • Support for those supporting survivors; none offending partners, parents, family members and friends.

Services for:

  • Male and female survivors of sexual abuse/violence
  • Non offending partners, parents, family members and friends

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First Person Plural, based in Wolverhampton (West Midlands)

Description of agency: First Person Plural is the only national survivor-led membership charity in the UK which exclusively works for and on behalf of survivors of childhood trauma, most often sexual violence/abuse, who are affected by dissociative identity disorder (DID) (sometimes called multiple personality disorder – MPD) or the similar childhood-trauma-related complex dissociative disorder known as type 1 dissociative disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS)

Postal address: PO Box 2537, Wolverhampton, WV4 4ZL
Email: fpp@firstpersonplural.org.uk
Website: www.firstpersonplural.org.uk
Area covered: UK

Services offered:

  • Quarterly members’ newsletter;
  • Two members open meetings per year;
  • Information and support website;
  • Members only area on website including online mutual support forums
  • Training – bespoke and public access and other education activities delivered by experts-by-experience;
  • International award-winning introductory training DVD – Logical Way of Being;
  • Speakers & information displays for external events;
  • Information resources including “Understanding Dissociative Disorders” booklet written by FPP, published by Mind;
  • Respond to written information enquiries;
  • Respond or otherwise participate in relevant policy, treatment and service consultations; Link with and provide expert-by-experience input into the work of other organisations with related interest including involvement in the training faculty and research group  of the UK network of members of European Society for Trauma and Dissociation

Services for:

Adults affected by, working with or otherwise needing to understand about complex dissociative conditions, such as dissociative identity disorder (DID) and the related type 1 Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (DDNOS).  Conditions which affect survivors of severe and enduring trauma in childhood, including sexual violence/abuse.

 

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Rape & Sexual Violence Project, Birmingham (RSVP)

Description of agency: RSVP supports and inspires those affected by sexual violence and abuse, to make positive meaningful changes, to live a future with hope and confidence.
Postal address: PO Box 9558, Birmingham, B4 7QE
Office Telephone: 01216 430 301 - option 2
Helpline: 01216 434 136 - Opening times are given on our answer machine
Fax: 01216 432 973  
Email: isva@rsvporg.co.uk
Website: www.rsvporg.co.uk
Area covered: Birmingham and Solihull for face to face contact

Support offered:

  • Counselling, including outreach counselling
  • Independent sexual violence advocacy-ISVA
  • Social groups- three for women only and one for both men and women
  • Telephone helpline
  • Coffee mornings
  • Self help
  • Arts and crafts group
  • Photographic evidence of injuries
  • Specialist support for abused asylum seekers and refugees
  • Self help information
  • Training, awareness and education

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of sexual violence and abuse, which happened at any time in their life
  • Adults
  • Children from the age of 5 years up
  • Partners, parents, family and friends of survivors
  • Training, education and awareness to other professionals

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Rugby RoSA (Warwickshire)

Description of agency: RoSA is an independent charity working with survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. We offer a completely confidential service and support women, men, young people and children.

Helpline: 01788 551150 (24 hour answer phone)
Email: rosa.support@btconnect.com
Website:  www.rosasupport.org

Area covered: Warwickshire and Coventry

Support offered:

  • Face to face counselling.
  • Helpline support.
  • Group work and couples counselling.
  • Supporting partners, friends or relatives of someone who has been raped and abused.
  • Practical support provided by an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) to help you cope with issues such as housing, debt or reporting the matter to the police, if you chose to do so.
  • Support through a Positive Parenting Programme for parents of teenagers.
  • All services are free.

Services for:

 Confidential support services for women, men, young people and children (from  the age of 5 years old), who have been raped, sexually assaulted or suffered childhood sexual abuse.

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Safeline, Warwick (Warwickshire)

Description of agency:  Safeline is a leading specialist charity providing therapeutic and practical support for survivors and their families who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse, rape and associated issues (eg mental health, self harm, suicidal tendencies) whether historic, recent or current. Safeline works in partnership with others (eg schools, health professionals) providing complimentary care support as required where referrals come from. Self referral is an option also. Keeping people safe are what we are about.

Helpline: 0300 123 2028 

Email: lindsey@safeline.org.uk
Website: www.safeline.org.uk
Area covered: Warwickshire & Coventry

Support offered: Services include – face to face counselling, support groups, telephone helpline, psychological support, library, ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) who provides support to those wanting to report through the criminal justice system, client training, young people and schools work and keeping safe talks/workshops. Safeline also delivers external training to schools, health professionals e.g. on working with survivors and self harm.

Services for: Males and females, adults and young people (from the age of 11+) living in Coventry, Warwickshire and surrounding areas.

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Sandwell Rape and Sexual Violence Services, West Bromwich

Helpline: 0845 055 9597
Email: jennifer@sandwellwomensaid.co.uk
Area covered: Sandwell

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Therapy groups
  • Newsletter
  • Information
  • Advice
  • ISVA service

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse (ISVA service 13+ and counselling 5+)
  • 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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SARAC (Sexual & Domestic Abuse & Rape Advice Centre) (Staffordshire)

Description of agency: SARAC offers services to males and females age 13 and over who are affected by rape, sexual and domestic abuse.

Postal address: PO Box 3, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1BB
Telephone: 01283 535110
Helpline: 01283 517185 (If there is no-one available to take your call, please leave your name, telephone number that accepts calls from withheld numbers and the best time to return your call)
Email: staff@sarac.org.uk
Website: www.sarac.org.uk

Area covered: Staffordshire, Derbyshire and National Help-line

Support offered:

Telephone Helpline, face to face counselling sessions, group work around sexual abuse. We offer services to survivors of rape and abuse and also to partners, family, friends, colleagues who may also be affected by someone’s abuse.

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse from 13+
  • Partners, family, friends, colleagues who may also be affected by someone’s abuse.

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SAVANA, Stoke-on-Trent (Staffordshire)

Description of agency: Savana is a registered charity providing support services for those who have experienced or who are  affected by any form of sexual violence or abuse including within domestic abuse, whether recently or in the past. Savana considers sexual violence as ‘any sexual behaviour which has a damaging physical or psychological effect upon a person’

Telephone number: 01782 221000  24 hour safe message line (not helpline). Appointments are available Mondays to Fridays 9am to 5.00pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm)

Email: info@savana.org.uk
Website: www.savana.org.uk
Area covered: Staffordshire

Support offered:

  • BACP Accredited, free one to one Counselling
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service
  • Training
  • Information and consultancy
  • Crisis Worker team for the Staffordshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Services for:

  • Anyone from the age of four
  • We have a women only space and a child friendly room

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Women For Change, Welford-on-Avon (Warwickshire)

Telephone: 01789 773579
Email: jacki@womenforchange.org.uk
Website: www.womenforchange.org.uk
Area covered: Straford upon Avon

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Information
  • Text support

Services for:

  • Female survivors of rape and sexual abuse

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West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (trading as Worcestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre )

Description of agency: A free, confidential and non-judgemental service run by women for women who have experienced any form of rape or sexual abuse at any time.

Address: PO Box 240, Worcester, WR1 2LF

Helpline: 01905 611655 (Monday and Thursday 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Tuesday 1.00pm – 5.00pm, Friday 10.00am – 2.00pm)

Email: office@wmrsasc.org.uk  Website: www.wrsasc.org.uk

Area covered: Worcestershire

Support offered:

Services available include face to face counselling, a telephone helpline and an Independent Sexual Violence Advisory service.  WMRSASC can also provide training courses in the specialist area of rape and sexual abuse.

Services for:

Women aged 16+ within Worcestershire

 

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West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (trading as Herefordshire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre)

Description of agency: A free, confidential and non-judgemental service run by women for women who have experienced any form of rape or sexual abuse at any time.

Address: PO Box 240, Worcester, WR1 2LF

Helpline: 01432 266551 (Monday and Thursday 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Tuesday 1.00pm – 5.00pm, Friday 10.00am – 2.00pm)

Email: office@wmrsasc.org.uk  Website: www.wrsasc.org.uk

Area covered: Herefordshire

Support offered:

Services available include face to face counselling, a telephone helpline and an Independent Sexual Violence Advisory service.  WMRSASC can also provide training courses in the specialist area of rape and sexual abuse.

Services for:

Women aged 16+ within Herefordshire

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