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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 Opening Hours

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.

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Make time for self care

Some 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

Advice and guidance on 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?

Information on how our services can be accessed by women who require an interpreter.

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Latest News

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Winter Giving Campaign

The Advocacy Service at SARSVL offers women in the Leeds area specialist emotional and practical support from trained and experienced Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs). The service is currently open to women aged 18+ and, in the new year, we will be extending this service to young women survivors aged 16-17 years old. In order make this

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Friday, August 10th, 2018

We Start By Believing our LGBT+ Sisters and Allies

This year as part of the Leeds Pride celebrations we held a special event just for women and non-binary folk from the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer communities to come together for a self-care workshop at our centre. This was the first time we’d delivered a group workshop for the community and our aim

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Volunteer Counsellors Wanted!

The Counselling Service at SARSVL have spaces available for Volunteer Counsellors (female applicants only). This role is suitable for Counsellors who are qualified or about to be qualified with at least 100 hours of supervised face to face sessions, who would like to be a part of a feminist organisation that supports all women and

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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.