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Advocacy Counselling Helpline

SARSVL is the dedicated Rape Crisis Centre for all women and girls in Leeds affected by rape and sexual violence.

Call our helpline free on
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our helpline 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 an independent feminist organisation offering a women only safe space and specialist support for any 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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Current Service Provision

Our Counselling waiting list is currently closed. You can find more information regarding our Advocacy service here.  You can contact our Helpline and view their current opening hours here.

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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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Our service user Elizabeth waived her anonymity to speak out for survivors and our service in this BBC Look North report. There is not enough funding to meet the need of survivors coming forward, speaking up is the first step and we need more funding to provide much needed specialist counselling immediately after someone has taken that first step, without a waiting list.

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Helpline

Our Helpline is operating on reduced hours during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Call us free and confidentially.

SARSVL Phone Helpline is open
Tuesdays from 12-2pm, Wednesdays from 6-8pm, and Thursdays from 7-9pm.
0808 802 3344

SARSVL Text and Email Helpline
078 600 22 880support@sarsvl.org.uk
You can contact our text and email at any time services at any time, and we will be responding to messages
on Tuesdays 12-2pm, Wednesdays from 6-8pm, and Thursdays from 7-9pm.

We will continue to update our website and social media accounts with any changes to the Helpline service delivery.

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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

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, October 1st, 2020

We are recruiting: Counsellor (12 month maternity cover)

SARSVL is recruiting for a 12 month maternity cover Counsellor post with a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying counselling practice. Candidates must have a qualification in counselling or psychotherapy at diploma level or above. This counsellor will work with our Senior Counsellor to deliver a counselling service to adult women who have experienced sexual violence

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Thursday, October 1st, 2020

We are recruiting: SARSVL Freelance Business Planning Professional

SARSVL is nearing the end of our current 5-year business plan and we are now looking for an experienced consultant to support us with the development of our next 5-year business plan over Autumn 2020. The consultant will work with volunteers, staff, trustees and service users to develop this new Business Plan in an objective,

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Monday, September 21st, 2020

SARSVL Helpline Volunteer Recruitment

Being a Helpline Volunteer at SARSVL gives you the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of women and girls affected by sexual violence and rape. It’s also a good opportunity to meet new people, learn about the Rape Crisis movement and develop within a feminist organisation. The SARSVL Helpline is made up

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Call our helpline free on
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our helpline 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.