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Listening, believing & supporting

SARSAS provides support to people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, B&NES, North Somerset and Somerset, who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.

Listening, believing & supporting

SARSAS provides support to people in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, B&NES, North Somerset and Somerset, who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.

Want to talk?

Women and girls

0808 801 0456

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue, Wed and Thu 6pm – 8:30pm

Men and boys

0808 801 0465

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue 6pm – 8:30pm

Women and girls

0808 801 0456

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue, Wed and Thu 6pm – 8:30pm

Men and boys

0808 801 0465

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue 6pm – 8:30pm

What to expect when you call

Words from some of the people supported by SARSAS

“My counsellor was extremely gentle in her approach, tuned in and dedicated in reading my barriers and meeting me with an approach that encouraged me to open up.”

“I was also going through counselling but SARSAS helped when it all came back again. You do an amazing job and I wanted to thank you because your work is vital.”

“Thank you for the time and effort you as a service provide. Keep up the good work, you are all lovely and deserve gold medals.”

“Really supportive and understanding. Explained things very well. Very patient and have given me very good information. You gave me hope.”

“Very good choice of support esp. brain/cognitive functions, very good listener. An excellent therapy that I can use with my anxiety. I felt comfortable opening up about what happened to me.”

“The self-help booklets are brilliant. You listened to what I had to say and didn’t make me feel like I was being judged and helped me to understand all the services provided.”

“Listened and been compassionate and not at all judgmental; I was spoken to with sensitivity and care. I felt able to open up and this seldom happens. Deep knowledge related to the subject.”

“Good professional approach, excellent explanation of services available which are very supportive and I felt believed. Welcoming, comforting and easy to talk to, very informative and helpful.”

“I felt welcomed and understood. I received massive support and I’m in a much better place right now.”

“They helped me learn what happened wasn’t my fault.”

“The venue was comfortable and I felt able to skip in and out discretely. I was able to feel anonymous. Also, and mainly, my counsellor was amazing, I felt supported at every level.”

“Everyone is so understanding and don’t judge you. The professional approach throughout, the high level of empathy and wisdom shared.“

“SARSAS gave me the opportunity to work through the most horrific time in my life. Without their support I do not know where I would be today.”

“I felt that I was believed and not judged.Your support  gave me the confidence to talk about what had happened to me. I never felt that my issue was not as bad as anyone else’s and that the way I felt was normal.”

“I can’t thank you enough, your support has been life changing. Flashbacks are a thing of the past and although I know it will never go away and I still have down days but I now know what to do about it which is absolutely amazing.”

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