How We Can Help

If you’ve experienced rape or sexual abuse it may be hard to talk to your close friends or family.

We provide free, safe, professional support, counselling, information and ISVA services for women and girls over 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.  This means that we support women and girls who have experienced sexual violence recently and/or in the past, this includes childhood sexual abuse.

We believe that you should decide what the right kind of support is for you, this could be a combination of our services.

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 Survivor of Sexual Violence.

You might find it helpful to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are not from the Tyneside or Northumberland area you can find information about your local Rape Crisis Centre on the Rape Crisis England & Wales website.

We are still here for you

We are still committed to being here for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence.

We will continue to deliver services while keeping everyone safe so we won’t be meeting anyone in person.   

Our services that are usually delivered face-to-face, Counselling, Group Work and Practical & Emotional Support, are mostly being delivered over the phone and and via online secure rooms to provide a face to face service. 

We are now slowly transitioning some of our face-to-face services services back to in person delivery.  To keep you, our staff and volunteers safe, this process is being carried out cautiously, please bear with us.  

We remain open for referrals for Counselling, Group Work and Practical & Emotional Support.  Once we have taken a referral a member of staff from that team will be in touch to discuss how we are working.  Please be aware there may be longer waiting times for some of our services.

Our Helpline and Email Support Services continue to be open at their usual times although at a slightly reduced capacity.

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