One to one support by one named volunteer for between 10-20 sessions
SARSAS offers the time and space for you to express your feelings about rape or any other sexual abuse that has happened at any time in your life. We offer a safe women only space for you to express your feelings, and whilst we cannot ‘make it all better’ we will listen and believe and never judge you. We feel that survivors have their own answers and hope to empower you to find your own way, in your own time. We hope you will find this helpful as you try to cope with the pain and hurt of sexual violence.
This service is delivered by volunteers. This is not a counselling service. All our volunteers are experienced in working with women who have survived different forms of sexual abuse and intimidation, at different times in their lives. They all take part in our 40 hour sexual violence training programme which leaves them self aware, knowledgeable, non judgemental and with a great insight into the impact of sexual violence and coping mechanisms of survivors.
For more information you can contact our helpline on 0808 801 0456 and speak to one of our support workers. If you are a professional and someone you are working with is unable to self-refer please download our referral form here.
The face to face support sessions are in a wheelchair accessible location or over the phone.
Structured support is currently available in Bristol.