We are here to listen and support you. We can provide you with free confidential support at a time that suits you.
If you feel that you want to speak to someone in person we have a one-to-one support service that might be right for you. We offer structured weekly sessions at a time that’s suitable for you. We can offer one off support sessions for survivors, friends or family members or workers who are supporting a survivor.
We offer one-to-one support sessions for women and girls aged 13 and over who have experienced rape, sexual abuse and/or exploitation at any point in their lifetime. It doesn’t matter if you have or haven’t reported to the police.
We can offer you face to face support at a range of times. We have daytime sessions available or we can see you at evenings or weekends if that’s more suitable for you. Before your sessions begin we will ask you for some personal details. If you are from Angus we will offer you a session with our Angus Outreach support worker.
Your first appointment
The first appointment is called and initial support session (ISS). The first worker you seen might not be your permanent worker. This is because we will assess your needs and what you would like from our service and assign you a worker we think will work well with you. This is also a chance for you to find out what we can do for you, find out if you’re comfortable with our centre and let us know how we can get it right for you.
At the end of the ISS the worker will ask you if you want to proceed with support. If you do, she will put you on to the waiting list and when you come to the top your new worker will call you to arrange your first session. We initially offer 21 one hour sessions of one to one support.
We have a non-directive approach which means that we work with whatever you want to want to talk about during your sessions. We won’t give you advice or ask a lot of questions and you are not required to go into details about what has happened to you.
If you feel this is the right service for you then you can call our Helpline on 0300 365 2001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment or ask us some questions.