Advocacy Counselling Helpline


Non judgemental, listening, emotional support. You can call, text, email or meet face to face. This service is confidential and anonymous.

We offer confidential and anonymous emotional support to women and girls of any age by telephone, text and email during our opening times; face-to-face appointments are during our Sunday, Monday and Wednesday helpline opening hours in our Leeds City Centre premises*.

FREEPHONE – 0808 802 3344
Mondays 6pm to 8pm / Tuesdays 8pm to 11pm / Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm / Thursdays 8pm – 11pm / Fridays 6pm to 8pm / Sundays 2pm to 5pm. Our helpline provides emotional support and signposting to other services. More about calling SARSVL here.

EMAIL – support [at] sarsvl.org.uk
You can email us directly, we aim to respond within 5 days. More about emailing SARSVL here.

TEXT –  07860022880
If you text us, charges may apply. We aim to respond to text messages within four days. More about texting SARSVL here.

FACE – TO – FACE – appointments only
Emotional support appointments are available in our city centre women-only safe space during our opening hours on Mondays from 6pm, Wednesdays from 6pm and Sundays from 2pm. The support we provide face-to-face is exactly the same as on the telephone, text and email services. Interpretation service available for this service.* More about SARSVL’s Face to Face helpline appointments here.

Whatever happened to you, whenever it happened, wherever it happened, we are here to support you.

*There is an interpreting service attached to the Face to Face appointments in a variety of languages common in Leeds, find out more about accessing that here).

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.