Support and how to get it
How to get support?
If you are a young person aged between 11 and 18 and you live in Dundee or Angus we can support you.
To get support from us you can get in touch with us yourself or ask an adult to do it for you.
You can get in touch by:
- emailing us on email@example.com
- phoning us on 01382 205 556
- using live chat on our website
You just need to let us know your name and how to contact you and we will get back to you. We will get in touch to arrange for you to meet with a support worker who can tell you more about our service and what support we offer. This is an opportunity for you to ask us any questions you have and decide if you would like to go ahead with getting support from us.
What support do we offer?
We support all young people, of any gender, aged between 11 and 18 who live in Dundee or Angus and have experienced sexual abuse of any kind.
We offer confidential, professional support. We are here to listen, not to judge. We will believe you and support you.
The main type of support we offer is one-to-one support. You will get a key-worker who will usually meet with you once a week for a support session. You’ll have the same person every week so you can really get to know each other. Your support sessions can be face-to-face, over the phone, via email, or online video call. We can meet you in our centre in Dundee or we can come out to meet you in a place where you feel comfortable, such as your school or a community centre. The support is provided in a way that suits you and is at your pace. It is up to you what we cover in support; you can choose what you want to talk about. Some examples of the topics that we might cover include: managing emotions, developing healthy coping strategies, understanding trauma and the impact it can have on your brain and your body, and building confidence. What you do in sessions is up to you. Some people prefer to just talk; others prefer to use creative materials and art work to express themselves. Some people like using objects and the sand tray to help them work through their feelings, others prefer to complete worksheets. There is no right way to engage in support. It is up to you what you want to do and your key worker can help you to work out what works for you.
From time to time we run groups. If this is something you think you might be interested in, please just let us know.
Family and Friends Support
We can offer brief support to your family members, carers or someone else who works with you if they are struggling with what has happened or want like to know how to help you.
If you would like support with reporting to the police or with court proceedings then you can get help from our advocacy service. You can find out more about advocacy support here.
What you tell us remains confidential within
WRASAC. We will not tell anyone that you are in contact with us or what you
have talked about, unless you want us to. However, there are some circumstances
where we do have to share information. We would need to pass on information if we
are concerned that you or another person are at risk of significant harm. If we
have these concerns we will do our best to speak to you about it first and let
you know the information that we will pass on but this might not always be
possible. We will explain this before you start support and you can ask questions.
Download a copy of our leaflet here.