We offer confidential, emotional and practical support to young survivors, aged 12 to 18 who have experienced rape, sexual abuse and sexual bullying.
We’re here to listen, not to judge.
Helpline: We offer phone support via our helpline on 01382 201291. We can call you back if you like. If no one is there to take your call, you can leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Face-to-face support: When you contact us we will invite you in to the centre to meet with a support worker. You can come in, have a chat, ask some questions and see how you feel. We will ask you some questions but we’ll go at your pace. If you’d then like to take up the offer of support we’ll arrange a time for you to meet with your support worker when you’re available. You are welcome to use art or creative writing during these sessions. We will explain things clearly and if there is anything you’re not sure of just ask!
Email support: If you’d prefer to have support via email rather than face to face, this is something we can arrange. Please just ask about this when you contact us.
Telephone support: If you’d prefer to have your support sessions over the phone rather than face to face, this is something we can arrange. Please just ask about this when you contact us.
Drop-in: We offer a drop-in on a Thursday afternoon from 12pm-2pm for women and girls who are in need of crisis support. If this is something you feel you would like to access then please just come along.
Group support: From time to time we run groups. If this is something you think you might be interested in, please just say when you contact us.
WRASAC offer a free and confidential service. This will be explained to you when you contact the service however, there may be some occasions when we are not able to keep information confidential such as:
- We are concerned about the safety of a child or young person (child protection)
- We are concerned about the safety of an adult who is at risk of harm (adult support and protection)
- If you were planning to hurt or deliberately endanger someone else’s life.
- If you are verbally or physically abusive to anyone whilst on WRASAC premises.
- You are at serious risk of harm.
If we ever have any of these concerns we will always do our very best to speak with you about it first, include you, be up front, honest and open about it. This is all about keeping you and others safe. If you have any questions about this you can call and ask. You can even run a scenario by a worker.