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Advocacy Counselling Helpline

We are here for all women and girls
in Leeds affected by rape and
sexual violence at any time in their lives. Almost half of the women we support are adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Call us free on
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our opening times, unless we’re on another call. If we’re closed or on another call you can leave us a message and we’ll call you back.

What
We Do

We are a feminist organisation offering a women only safe space for women and girls in Leeds who have been affected by sexual violence of any kind at any time in their lives and need our support. Nearly half the survivors we speak to are adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). We are trans inclusive.

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Our Services

You can reach us through our freephone, text, email and face to face listening support services, and we also provide advocacy and counselling services.

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“Honestly, I cannot express how much this charity saved me, saved my job, my relationship and helped me back on a road of self belief.”

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Helpline

Call us free and confidentially on 0808 802 3344

Mondays 6pm to 8pm*
Tuesdays 8pm to 11pm
Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm*
Thursdays 8pm to 11pm
Fridays 6pm to 8pm
Sundays 2pm to 5pm*
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*Face to face emotional support sessions also available

 

Volunteer

There are a number of ways you can support us through volunteering – become a helpline volunteer answering calls and adminstering the day to day running of the helpline, or behind the scenes through governance, admin, marketing and fundraising.

Volunteer

Make time for self care

Self-care tips on how to take time out when affected by media coverage of sexual violence.

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What to do after rape

Your next steps and choices. There is no time limit on which to report a rape or sexual assault to the police.

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Need an interpreter?

How our services can be accessed by women who require an interpreter.

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Latest News

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

SARSVL’S Advocacy Service reaches out to younger women

In January this year, we were pleased to receive funding allowing us to extend our Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy Service to 16 and 17 year old young women. This service offers emotional and practical support for women who may have already reported to the police or who wish to explore reporting. We work with young women to

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Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Free Film Screening – The Tale

Jennifer has it all, with a loving boyfriend and a great career as a journalist and professor. But when her mother discovers a story – “The Tale” – that Jennifer wrote when she was 13, detailing a special relationship Jennifer had with two adult coaches, Jennifer returns to the Carolina horse farm where the events

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Helpline Volunteer Recruitment Now Open!

We are currently recruiting for Helpline Volunteers, and would love for you to join us. Our Helpline volunteers make a real difference to the lives of women and girls, as well as being part of the wider SARSVL community. The SARSVL Helpline is made up of volunteers who provide free, anonymous and confidential, non-judgemental, listening

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Call us free on
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our opening times, unless we’re on another call. If we’re closed or on another call you can leave us a message and we’ll call you back.