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TST Organisations in: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Kent & Sussex …& Hampshire

Aylesbury Vale Rape Crisis (Buckinghamshire)

Description of agency: We provide holistic support services to Women, males living as females, non-binary and transgender, aged 16 and over who are affected by sexual Violence.

Helpline: 01296 392468
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.avrc.org.uk
Area covered: Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Advocacy
  • Befriending
  • Helpline
  • Email Support

Services for:

  • Women, males living as females, non-binary and transgender, aged 16 and over living, working or studying in Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes
  • The service is for those affected by sexual and domestic abuse, recently or in the past
  • Support and counselling given to mothers of abused children
  • Support for anyone supporting a survivor of abuse

BRASACC Basingstoke Rape & Sexual Abuse Crisis Centre (Hampshire)

Description of agency: We provide telephone support and individual counselling to anyone over the age of 16 who has been raped, sexually abused or sexually assaulted at any time in their lives. We provide telephone support to parents, partners, families, friends and workers from other agencies who are supporting survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse.

Address: The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AF

Helpline number: 01256 423890 (Mon – Thurs 7pm-9pm)
Office Number: 01256 423 810 (Mon – Fri 9:30am-5pm)
Email: [email protected]  
Website: www.BRASACC.com
Area covered: Basingstoke & N Hampshire

Services offered:

  • Individual Counselling
  • Support Group
  • Trauma Appointments
  • Crisis/Support line
  • ISVA

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape or sexual abuse (aged 16+) and telephone support to parents, partners, families, friends and workers from other agencies who are supporting survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse.

CIS’ters (Surviving Rape &/or Sexual Abuse) (Hampshire)

Postal address: PO Box 119, Hampshire, SO50 9ZF
Helpline: 02380 338080  
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.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

Clean Slate (Oxfordshire)

Description of agency: A confidential and specialist listening and support service for male and female victims of physical, sexual, emotional and mental abuse

Postal address: The Chapel, Heyford Park, Oxfordshire OX25 5TE
Office: 01869 232461
Helpline: 07825 630203  
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.cleanslate.org.uk
Area covered: Oxfordshire

Services offered:

  • A listening and support service which includes: – counselling, CBT and analytical models, one on one support as well as group work
  • Courses and workshops around dealing with the effacts of abuse, learning new coping skills to deal with the physical and emotional effects

Services for:

  • Male and female victims of physical, sexual, emotional and mental abuse

East Kent Rape Crisis Centre (Canterbury, Kent)

Postal address: PO Box 353, Canterbury, CT2 9WA
Helpline: 0800 458 2818
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ekrcc.org.uk
Area covered: East Kent (Helpline is national)

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone counselling
  • Telephone support
  • Therapy groups
  • Mutual support groups
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline
  • Email support
  • Text support

Services for:

  • Women and girls who are survivors of rape or sexual abuse aged 11+
  • Young men and boys who are survivors of rape or sexual abuse aged 11+
  • 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

Eastbourne Survivors (East Sussex)

Description of agency: A support organisation for male and female adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and their partners.

Postal address: Admin: c/o 52 Osbourne Road, Eastbourne, BN20 8JL
Office Telephone: 07721 343797
Helpline: 01323 416316 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.eastbournesurvivors.org
Area covered: Eastbourne, Hastings, Brighton area

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Telephone support
  • Information and advice
  • Mutual support groups
  • Closed small therapy groups
  • Workshops

Services for:

  • Male and female survivors (over 16)
  • Partners or supporters of survivors

Family Matters (Gravesend, Kent)

Description:  Gravesend based charity offering its free, open access services across Kent and SE London to children and adults of both genders who are survivors of rape or sexual abuse.

Address: 13 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0PA
Helpline: 01474 537392 (Mon 11am-1pm,  Tues 10am-12 noon,  Wed 12.30pm-3.30pm, Thurs 10am-12 noon,  Frid  11am-1pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.familymattersuk.org
Area covered: NW, Mid Kent & Medway, SE London & E Surrey

Services offered:

  • A free and open access provision of therapy, helpline and ISVA support delivered by outreach to male and female survivors of rape and sexual abuse of all ages.
  • Also provides on call crisis workers at weekends to support rape victims undergoing forensic examination at the Dartford  Hospital SARC
  • Facilitates and Rape Users group who consult with police and CPS on policy and service.

Services for:

Open to all, male and female survivors of any age including non-abusing family members.  Some restrictions based on risk assessment.

HARCSAC Hertfordshire Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre  (Hatfield)

Postal address: PO Box 256, Hatfield, AL10 0NE
Helpline: 01707 276512
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hertsrapecrisis.org.uk
Area covered: Hertfordshire

Services offered:

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

Services for:

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

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

Helpline: 07410 550025
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.jigsaw4u.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

Lifecentre (Chichester, West Sussex)

Description of agency: Counselling service for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.  Plus Helpline phone and text service run by volunteers.

Helpline: Adult 0844 847 7879, Under 18’s (freephone from most networks) 0808 802 0808 (Lines open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7.30pm to 10pm)
Text Helpline: 07717 989 022 (will be responded to within 4 days)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lifecentre.uk.com
Area covered: Counselling: West Sussex   Helpline : National

Services offered:

  • Counselling service for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
  • Helpline phone and text service run by volunteers.
  • Email helpline/counselling

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 9+
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse

Mankind (Hove, East Sussex)

Postal address: 1 Brunswick Road, Brighton & Hove, BN3 1DG
Telephone: 01273 911 680
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mankindcounselling.org.uk
Area covered: South East England

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Information
  • Email support

Services for:

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

Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (Hampshire)

Description of agency:

Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) is a registered company (number 3643599) limited by guarantee and also a registered as a charity with the UK charity commission (number 1079950). It has a board of trustees/directors which is responsible for its overall governance within the context of its governing deed, its Memorandum and Articles of Association. Day to day PARCS is managed by a full-time Centre Director who is assisted by a small team of staff and some 50 volunteers.

PARCS was set up in 1981 by a group of women in response to a number of rapes in the city. They were concerned that there were no services available to assist either in the statutory or non-statutory sectors. Since that time PARCS has grown to become an effective charity working with survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. Over the years there has been an increasing emphasis on working with women, men and young people who have suffered sexual abuse in their childhood alongside delivering a preventative programme aimed at preventing abuse and lessening the impact of abuse where it has already occurred.

Address: PO Box 3, Portsmouth, PO2 8RX
Office telephone: 023 9266 9513
Helpline: 023 9266 9511 (Womens), 023 9266 9616 (Mens) Mondays 1pm-3pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 7pm-10pm
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.parcs.org.uk
Area covered: Portsmouth, Havant, Gosport & Fareham

Services offered:

  • Helpline: The PARCS helpline provides emotional support for survivors of sexual violation (aged 18+), their families and carers.  It also sign-posts callers to other services where appropriate.  The helpline is open three times a week and clients are able to access counselling via the helpline. (Monday 1-3pm / Wednesday 7pm – 10pm / Friday 7pm – 10pm)
  • Specialist Psychotherapy and Counselling: PARCS provides a free counselling and psychotherapy service to both women and men (aged 13+) who have experienced sexual abuse/violation whether as children, adults or both.  PARCS offers both short and long term therapy.
  • Group support: PARCS is currently developing groups for survivors including mindfulness, pre-therapy stabilization, support and therapy groups.
  • Short term counselling for parents/carers: This service is provided to the parents/carers of young people who are accessing the service.
  • Specialist counselling for Young People (13-24 years): PARCS delivers specialist counselling to young people who have experienced sexual abuse/sexual exploitation.
  • Outreach: The charity has developed an educational and outreach programme which is delivered into the community of Portsmouth aimed at preventing abuse by raising awareness and developing ‘community’ responsibility through a number of creative approaches. The project also delivers the CEOP Ambassador training and is developing its targeted approach working with young people who are particularly vulnerable to sexual violation.
  • Domestic abuse counselling: PARCS provides counselling to survivors of domestic abuse aged 18+.
  • Young Persons’ Targeted Outreach (Portsmouth): PARCS provides specialist support to young people who are at greater risk of rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.  This targeted work includes young people with learning disabilities, young people who have been excluded from school, looked after children, young people with physical disabilities and young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or trans-gendered.

Services for:

Women and men aged 13+ resident in Portsmouth or South East Hampshire who have experienced any kind of sexual violation or domestic abuse.

RAINS (Ritual Abuse Information Network and Support), Guildford (Surrey)

Email: [email protected]

Services offered:

  • Support
  • Information
  • Advice

Services for:

  • Male and female survivors of ritual abuse

RASAC Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Service Winchester (Hampshire)

Description of agency: Helpline and face to face counselling, plus Independent Sexual Violence Advisory Service.
Address: Westbury, 13 City Road, Winchester, SO23 8SD
Helpline: 01962 868688 and 01962 864433 (Monday 11.30-1.30, Tues and Thurs 7.00 to 9.30)

Email: [email protected]
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 aged 18 year+

RASASC Guildford (Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre)  (Surrey)

Description of agency: Supporting male and female survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Surrey.

Postal address: RASASC, PO Box 1009, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 9EE
Helpline: 01483 546400 (7.30pm-9.30pm every night except Saturdays and Bank Holidays)
Email: [email protected]
Website:  www.rasasc.org
Area covered: Surrey and surrounding boundaries

Services offered:

  • Helplines – any age
  • Individual counselling (+16)
  • Court Support Counselling (+16)
  • Family Support Counselling (+16)
  • Self help groups (+16)
  • ISVA service (any age)
  • Talks
  • Training

 

Service User Involvement Project (Andover, Mid Hants)

Telephone: 01264 333 833
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.andovermind.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

Yellow Door (formerly Southampton Rape Crisis Service) (Hampshire)

30 Brookvale Road, Portswood, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1QR
Telephone: 02380 636312
Helpline: 02380 636313 (open Wednesdays 4pm – 7pm)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.yellowdoor.org.uk

Area Covered: Southampton, Eastleigh, New Forest and some services on the Isle of Wight

Services offered:

  •          Helpline
  •           Counselling
  •           Information, Advice and Support
  •           Therapeutic Groups
  •           Children and Young People’s Services
  •           Family Therapy
  •           ISVA Service
  •           Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy
  •           The STAR Project: Education, Prevention and Outreach

Services for:

  •           Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 11+
  •           Families of young people who have experienced sexual abuse
  •           Professionals supporting survivors of sexual abuse
  •           Community education for the aim of prevention
  •           Adults and young people who have experienced domestic abuse

Survivors Network (Brighton & Hove, Sussex)

Description:  Survivors’ Network is an independent charity providing specialist support services to women affected by sexual violence and abuse.  Our range of services are safe, confidential and non-judgmental. We work to empower women to make choices and achieve the life they want.  We work with all women aged 14+ who have experienced any form of sexual abuse, sexual violence, sexual harassment or violation. We also have specific targeted services for women aged 14 – 25.  Our ISVA service works with women and men survivors. We provide support for families, partners and friends.

Address: c/o 6a Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE
Helpline: 01273 720110 (opening times Wednesday and Friday 7pm-9pm)   Txt: 07717 999 989 or email  [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.survivorsnetwork.org.uk

Area covered: Brighton/Hove

Services offered:

  • Helpline (telephone / text / email)
  • Advocacy
  • Groupwork
  • Face to face counselling
  • Drop in service
  • Specialist counselling and advocacy services for young people 14 yrs +
  • Quarterly newsletter

Services for:

  • Women from 14 yrs +
  • Advocacy supports women and men 14 yrs +

Tilehouse Counselling  (Hitchen, Hertfordshire)

Telephone: 01462 440 674 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.tilehouse.org
Area covered: Hitchin and North Herts, Bedfordshire/surr.village

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Therapy groups
  • Information

Services for:

  • Female survivors of rape and sexual abuse

The Treetops Centre (SARC) – Hampshire & Isle of Wight SARC – Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Description of agency: The Centre exists to provide a comprehensive service to people who have experienced rape or sexual abuse.The Centre will:

  • Ensure the best possible care of the client to minimise the risk of further harm, physical and mental health issues and to promote recovery
  • Facilitate forensic examination so that evidence can be collected for use in the investigation of crime should the client choose
  • Promote partnership working at all levels; throughout Hampshire and theIsle of Wightand nationally to assist with providing best practice and best value
  • Provide a centre of excellence which places client care and quality of service at the heart of its work

Helpline: 023 92 210352  (9.00am-6.00pm, Mon to Fri)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.treetopscentre.co.uk
Area covered: Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Support offered:

  • Forensic examination with police involvement.
  • Self referral with forensic examination.
  • Police referral without forensic examination
  • Support and advocacy only. The Young Persons ISVA can offer emotional and practical support, advocacy, and assistance with health appointments and attend meetings with clients after the initial visit to the Centre.

Services for:

  • Anyone experiencing or who has experienced rape or sexual assault in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight geographical area,
  • Out of Hours the same service is available to 13-15 years via the Police Referral system (5pm – 9am Monday to Friday, weekends and Bank Holidays)
  • Out of Hours – weekend days and bank holiday days the same service is available for 0-12 years via the Police Referral system
  • Clients aged 0-15 years from the Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and Isle of Wight area are also able to access the Centre in hours weekdays (8am-5pm), being referred and accompanied by two paediatricians

Trust House Reading (Berkshire)

Description of agency:  We are a rape support centre offering specialist counselling, support and advocacy to male and female survivors of rape or sexual abuse either recently or in the past. Our approach is non-directive and non-judgemental. We support survivors as they work to live their lives beyond their experience of sexual violence.

Email: [email protected]
Website: Trust House Reading
Office: 0118 950 2835
Area covered: Berkshire wide

Services offered:

  • Helpline (telephone / email)
  • Face to face counselling
  • Emotional and practical ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) support

Services for:

  • Anyone affected by rape & sexual abuse

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