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.
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.Read More
“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.”Read More
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.Donate Now
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 22 880; email@example.com
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.
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.Volunteer
Make an online donation or choose from a range of fundraising options… there are many ways to financially support SARSVL here.Donate Now
Self-care tips on how to take time out when affected by media coverage of sexual violence.Read More
Your next steps and choices. There is no time limit on which to report a rape or sexual assault to the police.Read More
How our services can be accessed by women who require an interpreter.Read More
1.What is an ISVA? Independent Sexual Violence Advocates/Advisors (ISVAs) are trained to provide emotional and practical support to survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual assault who have reported to the police or are considering reporting to the police. 2. What was your journey like to become an ISVA? HG: After graduating from UniversityRead More
From 9 February, the SARSVL helpline opening hours will be: Monday 12-2pm Tuesday 8-10pm Wednesday 6-8pm Sunday 6.30-8.30pm The SARSVL helpline provides free, anonymous, confidential emotional listening support to women and girls with experience of sexual violence, at any point in their lives. For more information about the helpline, the different contact options, andRead More
SARSVL questionnaire (service users) SARSVL are in the process of devising our new 5 year business plan which will outline the priorities for our charity from March 2021 through to April 2026. It is important to us that women that have accessed or are still accessing SARSVL services are able to influence our charity: weRead More
Please help us to improve the service we offer to women and girls by providing your feedback about your experience. If you have used any of our Helpline services please take the time to complete this form . The form is anonymous, takes about 5 mins to complete. You can tell us as much or as little as you want.take our quick survey
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.