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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

You can find more information regarding our Counselling service here. 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 Monday 12-2pm, Tuesday 8-10pm, Wednesday 6-8pm and Sunday 6.30-8.30pm on 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 Mondays 12-2pm, Tuesdays 8-10pm, Wednesdays 6-8pm and Sundays 6.30-8.30pm

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

Friday, May 7th, 2021

Discover Leeds and raise money for SARSVL

Now we’re slowly starting to see each other once again, why not re-discover Leeds with the people you care about whilst raising some money for charity? We’ve only got a few weeks left of being the Lord Mayor’s Chosen Charity and Luminate Education Group have produced some great download-ables for all ages to raise some

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Run for SARSVL!

Been feeling cooped up in lockdown? Want a challenge to really stretch your legs? Raise funds for Leeds dedicated rape crisis centre, providing support to survivors of sexual violence at any time in their lives SARSVL is looking for dedicated supporters to run the RunForAll Leeds 10K and Leeds Half Marathon on 5 September 2021!

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Monday, April 12th, 2021

We’re recruiting: Helpline Volunteers

We’re happy to say we’re opening another day-time helpline shift on Thursdays and we’d love to hear from you if you can volunteer on Thursday afternoons between 1:30- 4:30. 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

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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.