About Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland
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.
Our services are for women and girls over 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
We are completely independent of the criminal justice system including the police. We offer confidential counselling, advocacy, helpline, email support, specialist information and ISVA services. All of our services are free, safe and professional.
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 can also provide information to those Supporting a Surivivor of Sexual Violence.
All our staff and volunteers are women who are trained and experienced in working with women who have experienced sexual violence.
If you are experiencing sexual violence or have experienced it in the past and would like to talk to another woman then please contact us. We are here to support you. For more information about our services click here.