We provide support to women and young people who have experienced rape, sexual abuse and/or exploitation. We will listen, believe and support women of any age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation (lesbian and bisexual women), transgender women, disability, religious and cultural background.
We respect the courage and strength it takes to speak out about your experience of sexual violence, whether it has been a recent assault or it happened a long time ago.
All our support services are free and we offer appointments on weekdays, evenings and weekends. What you tell us remains confidential within our support team. We will not tell anyone that you have contacted us, unless you want us to. However there are some circumstances when we are required by law to share information – click here to read our confidentiality leaflet.
If English is not you your first language we will try to arrange for an interpreter. If you are deaf or hard of hearing we can provide support via Typetalk, email or letter. We can also arrange for a British Sign Language or signed English interpreter.
Our office has limited accessibility, however, we can arrange appointments in various accessible venues around Dundee and Angus.
Our support services
We offer phone support via our helpline on 0300 365 2001. You can leave a message outwith these opening times and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Helpline opening hours:
- Monday and Friday 10.00am – 12.00pm; Wednesday 2pm - 4pm
We provide a drop in service for women on a Thursday between 12pm and 2pm in our office at 2 Dudhope Street, Dundee. This is available for women who need crisis support or who may be on our waiting lists and wish to speak face to face with a worker.
We have a range of groups such as a Women’s Creative Group and various therapy groups. Please check our news page or ask a support worker for more information about this.
Email and Letter Support
We understand that some people have difficulty talking over the phone and it is common to feel uncomfortable speaking about your experience of sexual violence. You can access support via letter or email if that is better for you. Our dedicated support email is email@example.com.
We provide a befriending service for all women receiving support. A trained befriender can help you to get out into the community and take part in activities that you enjoy.
We can provide up to 4 treatments to service users. The therapies include; aromatherapy, massage/hot stone, Indian head massage, Reiki and reflexology.
In addition to the individual treatments we run a relaxation group to provide women with techniques to help them discover relaxation techniques with the aim of improving or sustaining their mental health and wellbeing.