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Helpline Christmas Opening

Thanks to our amazing volunteers these are our freephone, confidential telephone opening hours over the festive period: Call us free and confidentially on 0808 802 3344 Monday 24th (Christmas Eve) 6pm – 8pm* Tuesday 25th (Christmas Day) closed Wednesday 26th (Boxing Day) 6pm – 8pm* Thursday 27th 8pm – 11pm Friday 28th 6pm – 8pm

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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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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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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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We Start By Believing: Self Care Workshop

Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds is the Rape Crisis Centre for Leeds providing specialist, independent and free support to any self-defining women or girl who has experienced rape, child sexual abuse or any form of sexual violence. As part of Leeds Pride’s celebration of our gender identities and sexual orientation we are facilitating

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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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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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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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Come and Work At SARSVL!

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) – £17,091 p.a. (actual) 21 hours per week The primary purpose of this role is to deliver a pro-active SARSVL ISVA service to adult women who have experienced sexual violence within, and outside of the criminal justice system. The service is dynamic and responsive to service users and the external

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Poetry from a Service User #itsNOTok

One of our service users has written poetry about her experience of rape and sexual violence. We’re sharing this here in response to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week (5-11 February 2018). Find out more about that, and the #ITSNOTOK campaign here. Scroll down to read the poems as follows: From #metoo You On

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