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Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, based in Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)

Postal address: PO Box R, 12 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2AD
Helpline: 01223 245 888 (Wednesday from 7pm-9.30pm, Saturday from 3pm-5.30pm and Sunday from 10am-12.30pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cambridgerapecrisis.co.uk
Area covered: Cambridgeshire

Services offered:

  • Telephone support
  • Telephone counselling
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline

Services for:

  • Women and girls of all ages who are survivors of rape and 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

CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse), based in Colchester (Essex)

Description of agency: A confidential support service run by women for women, children and young people of both genders under 19 who have suffered any form of sexual violence, past or present. We provide formal counselling for rape and sexual assault, including child sexual abuse.

Postal address: PO Box 548, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1YP
Telephone: 01206 367881 (admin only – referrals are accepted via the helpline number below)
Helpline: 01206 769795 (24 hr answerphone)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.caraessex.org.uk 

Area covered: Mid and North Essex

Services for:

  • Women, children and young people of both genders under 19 who have suffered any form of sexual violence, past or present

Choices Counselling (Comprising Choices for Men and Choices for Women) based in Cambridge

Telephone: 01223 358149 (Tues 9.30am – 2.30pm Wed 9.30am – 5.30pm Thurs 9.30am –  2.30pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.choicescounselling.co.uk
Area covered: Cambridgeshire

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Information

Services for:

  • Female and male people of all ages 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

Mpower, based in Norwich (Norfolk)

Helpline: 0808 808 4321 (Monday 6pm – 8pm Friday 12pm – 2pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.male-rape.org.uk
Area covered: Norfolk

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Telephone counselling
  • Information
  • Email counselling
  • Training

Services for:

  • Male survivors of rape and sexual abuse
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse

STEP UP (Support To Empower Parents Under Pressure), Dagenham (Essex)

Description of agency: Supports children, young people and the families who have experienced sexual or rape.

Helpline: 020 8517 5888 (Mondays 12 noon – 2pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.stepupcharity.org.uk
Area covered: All London boroughs and nationally throughout England (through e-mail and telephone support).

Services offered:

  • Play therapy, adult counselling, parents drop-in service, signposting service, confidential helpline, e-mail advice service, ISVA Practitioner, voluntary placements, DVD workshops for year 9 students on the grooming service.

Services for:

  • Children, young people and families (including the extended family) of sexually abused and raped children.

Stop-Start Group, King’s Lynn (Norfolk)

Helpline: 07788 196 138
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.stop-start-group.co.uk
Area covered: West Norfolk/Cambridgeshire

Services offered:

  • Newsletter
  • Advice
  • Information

Services for:

  • Female survivors of rape and sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse

Sue Lambert Trust (Norfolk)

Description of agency: The Sue Lambert Trust (previously known as the Sexual Violence Alliance) in a Norfolk based charity which provides support for survivors of sexual violence and/or abuse.

Helpline: 0808 808 4121 (Tuesday 6-8pm and Friday 12-2pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.suelamberttrust.org
Area covered: Norfolk

Services offered:

  • Face to face counselling
  • Telephone and face to face support work (both emotional and practical)
  • Telephone helpline
  • Male and female self-help guides

Services for:

  • Male and female survivors aged 11 and over

SupportLine, Romford (Essex)

Description of agency: Providing emotional support and information to children young people and adults throughout the UK. The service is primarily aimed at those who are vulnerable, at risk, isolated and victims of any form of abuse.

Postal address: PO Box 2860, Romford, Essex, RM7 1JA
Helpline: 01708 765200  (Mon 8.30pm – 10.30pm Tues, Wed, Thurs 5pm-7.30pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.supportline.org.uk
Area covered: UK

Services offered:

  • Emotional support and information on a wide range of issues including child abuse, adult survivors of child abuse, rape and sexual assault, self harm, eating disorders, mental health, depression, domestic violence. Database keeps details of organisations and support groups throughout the UK.
  • Support and information  is provided by telephone, email and post.

Services for:

  • Any individual – children, young people and adults.

Surviving Together, Aylesham (Norfolk)

Telephone: 07796 296 922
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.survivingtogether.org.uk
Area covered: Norfolk, England

Services offered:

  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Telephone counselling
  • Newsletter
  • Therapy groups
  • Mutual support groups

Services for:

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

Survivors In Transition (SiT)

Description of agency: SiT is a registered charity providing support and empowerment to male and female adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse throughout Suffolk.

Address: 84 Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1LB
Helpline: 01473 232499 (Mon-Fri 10am-3pm)
Office Telephone: 01473 232499
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.survivorsintransition.co.uk
Area covered: Ipswich, Suffolk, East Anglia

Services offered:

  • Listening service
  • Information, advice and guidance and referrals to other specialist organisations
  • Counselling readiness sessions and pre counselling framework (Hold Fast)
  • Individual counselling and therapy
  • Individual support plans (practical and emotional support)
  • Group support sessions for men and women
  • Peer support sessions
  • Family work
  • Phone and online counselling

Services for:

  • Male and female adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

The Hope Programme Bedfordshire (Bedfordshire)

Helpline: 0300 365 1045 (Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm with a 24 hours answer phone service)
Email: [email protected]

Website: Hope Programme Beds
Area covered: Bedfordshire

Services offered:

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

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse
  • Partners
  • Parents
  • Care workers working with survivors

 

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