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Birmingham, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire

APHIST, based in Wolverhampton (West Midlands)

Helpline number: 01902 445628

Support offered:

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

Services for Women & Men aged 12+

Axis Counselling, Shrewsbury (Shropshire)

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

Support offered:

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

Services for:

  • Women & Men, Girls & Boys 11+
  • Partners of survivors of Rape or Sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of Rape or Sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers/profs supporting survivors of Rape or Sexual abuse

Barnardos Amazon Young Peoples Counselling Service, based in Birmingham (West Midlands)

Telephone: 0121 236 9222
Email: [email protected]
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

Crisis Point, based in Walsall (West Midlands)

Description of agency: Registered company and charity providing specialist support and counselling:

  • Women – ISVA and counselling
  • Men – ISVA and counselling
  • Children and Young People (age of 3 to 18 yrs old) – ISVA and Counselling

Out of Hours Clinical Surgeries: Monday and Wednesday until 8.30pm, further evening and weekend clinical surgeries in development

BACP organisational member.

TST Full Member.

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) partner agency.

Postal address: Uplands House, 5 Lichfield Road, Walsall WS4 2HT
Office telephone: 01922 722777
Helpline: 01922 722777 – office hours
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.crisispoint.org.uk
Area covered: Walsall, Wolverhampton, further coverage across Black Country, South Staffordshire, 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
  • Help with Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) claims
  • Victim Personal Statements for court cases prepared at various stages in investigation of victims’ case – using protocols police trained staff to meet Police/CJS standards
  • 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 3 upwards
  • Consultation/Training to local social services, NHS midwifery departments, police, pre school nurseries, other working partner agencies.

Special interests:

  • Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) partner agency.
  • International links with similar agencies overseas to share operational and working practice successes and create international working partnerships

EMERGE 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
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

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: [email protected]
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.

ICAP (Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy), Birmingham

Description of agency: At icap we provide counselling and psychotherapy in a secure, confidential environment. We specialise in working with people experiencing issues relating to migration, particularly amongst the Irish community in Britain. We also have particular experience and expertise in working with survivors of childhood abuse.

Email: [email protected] (Birmingham)
Telephone:  0121 666 7707 (9am-5pm weekdays)
Website: www.icap.org.uk
Area covered: Birmingham and London

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
Postcode for Satnav: B2 5RS
Office Telephone: 0121 643 0301
Helpline: 0121 643 4136  – Opening times are given on our answer machine
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.rsvporg.co.uk
Area covered: Birmingham and Solihull 

Support offered:

  • Counselling, including outreach counselling for survivors
  • Counselling for family, parents, carers and friends who are supporting survivors
  • Adult Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy-ISVA
  • Child Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy-ISVA
  • LGBT Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy-ISVA
  • Independent sexual violence advocacy-ISVA
  • Social groups- some 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

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 551151 (Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 10am – 2pm Tue: 3pm – 7pm Sat: 10am – 12 noon, 24 hour answer phone)
Email: [email protected]
Website:  www.rosasupport.org

Area covered: Warwickshire a& 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.

 

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: Male helpline: 0808 800 5005
General helpline: 0808 800 5008
Young people’s helpline: 0808 800 5007
Open Mon & Fri 10am-4pm, Tues & Thurs 8am-8pm and Sat 10am-12noon.
Email: [email protected]
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.

 

Sandwell Rape and Sexual Violence Services, West Bromwich

Helpline: 0845 055 9597
Email: [email protected]
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

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 1ZT
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: [email protected]
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  & Male survivors of rape and sexual abuse from 13+
  • Partners, family, friends, colleagues who may also be affected by someone’s abuse.

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 433204  24 hour safe message line (not helpline). Appointments are available Mondays to Fridays 9am to 5.00pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm)
Email: [email protected]
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:

  • Women & Men Girls & Boys from 4+
  • We have a women only space and a child friendly room

West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre 

Description of agency: A free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors based in Worcestershire and Herefordshire who have experienced any form of rape or sexual abuse at any time in their lives. All services are available to individuals aged 11+.

Address: PO Box 240, Worcester, WR1 2LF
Office: 01905 611655 (Worcestershire) / 01432 266551 (Herefordshire)
Helpline: 01905 724514 (Worcestershire) / 01432 344777 (Herefordshire)
Website: www.wmrsasc.org.uk
Email: [email protected]
Area covered: Worcestershire and Herefordshire

Support offered:

  • Face to face counselling
  • Telephone helpline open Mon & Thurs 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Tues 1pm – 5pm, Fri 10am – 2pm
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisory Service offering emotional and practical support to individuals who have reported to the police or are considering this.
  • Bespoke certified training courses in the specialist areas of rape and sexual abuse for statutory and third sector agencies.

Services for:

  • Males and females aged 11+ within Worcestershire and Herefordshire

 

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