We offer confidential counselling, advocacy, helpline, email support, specialist information and ISVA services.
Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN) is a charity that provides services to women and girls who live, work or study in Tyneside and Northumberland.
We are completely independent of the criminal justice system including the police. Our services are free and and confidential.
We are here for women and girls over 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
We are for all women including, but not limited to, women who identify as Lesbian, Bi, Trans and/or Questioning; Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women; and disabled women. Our definition of women-only includes Trans women and non-binary people who identify that women’s services are right for them.
We won’t judge, we don’t criticise, we listen. Find out more about our services.