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Since 1989 we have provided support to survivors of rape and sexual violence

We are here to listen, believe you and can offer support and advice without judgement to survivors and their loved ones, as well as signposting and referring to other services.

Our Helpline Service: 0300 303 4787

 

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About Us

RASAC is a feminist organisation; registered charity, No. 1013211, that offers support and advisory services for people, aged 13+, who have experienced rape, sexual and domestic abuse, at any time in there lives, living in Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.

RASAC identifies as a feminist organisation and we work within a feminist framework to readress the gender and structural inequities that limit the lives of women identifying people. We provide a women-only safe space where women identifying people can discuss their needs confidentially. We understand there are many benefits to providing women only space, as this can impact on a woman’s well-being. An independent poll of 1,000 women across the UK found that 97% of those interviewed thought a female rape victim should have the choice of accessing a women-only support service, therefore we will continue to maintain our women only spaces.

Whilst we primarily focus on the needs of women; we recognise the social and psychological impact of men’s experiences as male identifying survivors and how this can compound their reluctance to disclose. Therefore we run a project on specific days that provides support service for males, aged 13 and over.

Helpline

 

The Helpline is operated by our team of staff and volunteers, who are trained in providing support and information to people who have experienced rape, sexual and domestic violence. On the Helpline we also offer signposting and advice to friends, family members and professionals looking for information. For our helpline times see our website footer. The helpline is avaliable via telephone, email and webchat.

Therapeutic Support

 

Therapeutic Support can help you explore the difficulties you may be experiencing in a non-judgemental, understanding environment. A worker is here to help you to discover your own inner resources and allow you to look at things in a different way at your own pace.

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

An Independent Sexual Violence Advisor offers confidential advice and support to all genders who have been the victims of sexual violence. They will help you come to terms with what has happened and explain the options available to you. One of the options include advice around reporting to the police, that’s only if you want to. We can also help you decide what other support you might need.

Volunteering Opportunities

RASAC relies on our volunteers to ensure our helpline and other services are available for survivors. Volunteers do not require any previous training as we hold our own mandatory in-house training. If you are interested in volunteering for RASAC and supporting survivors please access our volunteering page by clicking learn more.

View & Download Our Self Help Guides

In our Self Help Guides we have included some sections about some feelings, thoughts and behaviours that survivors of abuse experience on a regular basis, which we hope you will find helpful.

Testimonials

“I have been trying for so many years to deal with what happened to me when I was 14 by myself. It was affecting my whole life. Getting counselling from the centre has changed everything. I feel happier than I have felt in years.”

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“You have started me on the journey to be ME again. The work you do here is so important. Thank you so much”

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“I have felt so down and overwhelmed for so long; and I don’t think I could have coped any longer without help from you.”

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“I felt really ashamed when I first came for counselling and blamed myself for the sexual abuse I suffered as a child. I now know it was not my fault. I feel stronger and am taking my control back for the first time in my life.”

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“I was alone, broken, scared and lost, as I finish my time with you I feel free, awakened, enlightened and alive more than I have ever been. I am a survivor not a victim. Thank you”

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“Thank you for holding my hand”

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“Thank you for providing the space & opportunity to explore challenging issues. The variety of techniques have been an invaluable resource to occasionally breakthrough my sometimes impenetrable defense mechanisms. I wish the centre good luck as you continue to offer vital support with thanks ”

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“Thank you so much during my time with you I have felt more focused and able to control my emotions much easier, I have felt comfortable from the get go and the sessions have helped me recognise the guilt and stress is not mine to hang on to. I’m feeling more positive now thank you so much”

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“You came in to my life when I really needed you, Thank you”

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“I shall keep getting stronger and I promise myself not to look back. Thank you for all your support. I will miss you.”

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“Thank you, I feel so much more confident about my future. I wish it was possible for all women who needed a service like this to  receive it.”

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“Thank you for all your help and advice. I would not have got through it without your support. The support from RASAC has changed my life”

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“Thank you for your support, it has made a huge difference to my life. Thank you I feel so much more positive now”

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“Thank you, you helped me understand my issues, and strategies to cope with them.”

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“Nobody judged me and I could be open about my feelings”

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“I no longer feel alone and able to control my feelings with techniques I have learned”

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“I can now identify triggers and stay more calm and put things into perspective a lot more”

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“You have somehow given me the strength and courage to pull myself out of the dark hole”

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“My desperate cry for help was answered your service is invaluable you were my lifeline”

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“Your support and care has taken a lot of worries away and I feel I can now move on and be a better me”

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“I will miss my sessions i’m now a stronger person with all your help can not thank you enough”

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You are fabulous I am a lot happier and I don’t think about the past anymore”

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“My anxiety levels have dropped so much and I feel comfortable in my own skin”

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“The helpline helped me so much between sessions your service is amazing”

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