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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

As the Rape Crisis Centre for Leeds we are a feminist organisation supporting cis and trans women and girls in Leeds who have been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives.

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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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“You’re all amazing, you never judge me, you listen and you give me time and space and that’s all I need… thank you for picking up the phone today.”

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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, June 10th, 2018

Vote for SARSVL!

We are delighted to have been selected in the top three charities for Sainsbury’s Local Headingley North Lane store ‘Charity of the Year’. This is now open to public vote and you can vote for SARSVL here at the Sainsbury’s website. Voting is open 11th-24th June. If we were the Charity of the Year in a

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Monday, June 4th, 2018

We’re Recruiting!

  Office Co-ordinator – £20,666 p.a. 35 hours per week This is a new post at SARSVL and will be the lead for office co-ordination and administration for all functions of the organisation, including managing referrals into our frontline services. Fundraising Co-ordinator –£17,091 p.a. (actual) 21 hours per week This post at SARSVL will develop

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Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Make Time For Self Care

Sexual harassment, violence and abuse is everywhere in the media. In today’s hyper connected world, it can be difficult to take a healthy ‘time out’ when we need to. Overhearing or being included in casual conversations initiated by media coverage can be equally difficult to navigate. Justyna wrote up some simple, but oh so effective,

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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.