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 and information 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 offer the following to women and girls who live, work or study in Tyneside or Northumberland:
- Email support
- Group work
- Practical & Emotional Support
- Specialist information
- Telephone helpline
- Young women & girls (13+)
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 women with disabilities.
We can also provide information to those Supporting a Survivor of Sexual Violence.
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 are aiming to maintain our services while following government guidelines regarding Coronavirus. We won’t be meeting anyone in person but we are working in different ways to make sure we are still able to support women and girls.
Our services that are usually delivered face-to-face, Counselling, Group Work and Practical & Emotional Support, are still working with women and girls. We have been in touch with all of the women and girls we are currently working with to discuss how we can continue to support them.
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.