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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!Read More
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 violenceRead More
Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) is looking for volunteer counsellors or psychotherapists to join a committed, skilled and friendly team of professionals who deliver counselling to women over the age of 18 in Leeds, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. This role is suitable for CounsellorsRead 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.