Advocacy Counselling Helpline

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What using our service means

Our waiting list for 20 weeks of counselling is now open

We are now accepting self-referrals from women who would like to access 20 weeks of counselling, and are able to work remotely. Twenty sessions of weekly counselling offers a space to explore your feelings and thoughts about what happened to you over a longer period of time. It provides an opportunity for in-depth exploration and

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A day in the life of an ISVA

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 University

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Our helpline hours have changed!

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, and

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BBC Look North: sexual violence, the courts and Covid-19

One of our service users spoke to BBC Look North for a report aired on the 27th January about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the court system for women who are reporting rape and sexual violence. Watch the clip below:   Our Advocacy service is here to support women and girls over the

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Our waiting lists for short-term and pre-trial therapy are open

We are now accepting self-referrals from women who would like to access 8 sessions of short-term counselling or pre-trial therapy, and are able to work remotely. Short Term counselling offers the opportunity to develop well-being strategies through reconnecting with and developing internal and external resources over the course of 8 sessions. This could minimise the

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Opportunity for Consultants to Support SARSVL’s Premise search

We are currently based in Leeds city centre premises in an accessible, women only safe space used to accommodate the team and deliver services. We need to expand our premises to accommodate existing services and allow for future proofing the expansion of services being delivered by our team. Our team has adapted well to Covid

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SARSVL Helpline Volunteer Recruitment

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 and rape. It’s also a good opportunity to meet new people, learn about the Rape Crisis movement and develop within a feminist organisation. The SARSVL Helpline is made up

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Celebrating 10 Years of Leeds Rape Crisis

2020 marks our tenth year of delivering specialist rape crisis services to women and girls in Leeds. Councillor Eileen Taylor selected SARSVL as her Chosen Charity for her year in office as Lord Mayor of Leeds. We invite you to join us for a celebration of our first decade as we look to the future to

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Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds selected as the Lord Mayor’s Chosen Charity for 2019-2020

Councillor Eileen Taylor, the new Lord Mayor of Leeds has selected SARSVL as her Chosen Charity of the year. SARSVL provides specialist, free and confidential support services to women and girls who have been affected by child sexual abuse, rape and all forms of sexual violence at any time in their lives. These include a dedicated helpline,

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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.