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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.

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Helpline

For anonymous, confidential, emotional support:

Freephone 0808 802 3344
Text 078 600 22 880
Email support@sarsvl.org.uk

 

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“I’ve overcome things I didn’t think I could and achieved more than I expected.”

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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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About

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.

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

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

RUN FOR SARSVL 2022

Been feeling cooped up in the cold weather? Want a challenge to really stretch your legs? SARSVL is looking for dedicated supporters to run the RunForAll Leeds 10K on the 3rd July 2022!!! SARSVL is the dedicated rape crisis centre for Leeds, providing specialist, trauma-informed, support to survivors of sexual violence via advocacy, counselling, and

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Safe Space Blog

Safe Place Blog  Throughout International Women’s Day we have been celebrating and also raising awareness of sexual violence against women and girls. We know that information about sexual violence can be triggering and, even if not triggering, challenging to cope with. So, this is our safe space blog- a place where you can come if

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

SARSVL’s Big Give Campaign

So we’ve been bangin’ on about the Big Give, but what is it? From midday this International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March – midday on Tuesday 15 March, SARSVL has the chance to DOUBLE any donations we receive up to £25,000 through the Big Give Women and Girls Match Fund initiative. That means every pound

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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.