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Advocacy Counselling Helpline

Make a Referral

You can self refer to our Counselling and Advocacy Service, please see below.

SARSVL can provide a safe space for you to talk about how rape or sexual violence has affected you and we can help you to explore your options. We offer a specialist Counselling Service and also an Advocacy Service which means support through the court process with our ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advocates).

If you would like emotional support you can contact our Helpline Service find out more here.

This is not a crisis service, if you are in immediate danger please dial 999.

Advocacy Service

Our Advocacy Service supports survivors (16+) to access information and services including supporting survivors through the criminal justice system. Download our information pack about the Advocacy Service here.

Self Refer online here

Find out more about our Advocacy Service here

If you have difficulties in downloading or accessing this information please feel free to contact advocacy@sarsvl.org.uk or call the office on 0113 243 9102.

Counselling Service

Our Counselling Service offers a range of holistic therapeutic support services to survivors (18+).

Unfortunately, we have now had to close our waiting list for the remainder of this month. We will reopen the waiting list again on the 8th February at 11:00 am. If you are interested in referring yourself, please complete a form as soon as possible after we reopen, as due to limited capacity we may only be able to open the waiting list for a short period of time. 

We recognise that this support is essential for victims and survivors, so whilst we cannot provide this right now, we can advise the following resources for seeking support in Leeds:

Women’s Lives Leeds has a directory of Women Friendly support services, including sexual violence support: https://www.womenslivesleeds.org.uk/

MindWell also provides support with mental health in Leeds, please see the link here: https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/services-directory/

Please see our counselling page for more information about the service.

External Agencies

If you are referring a service user to our Advocacy Service please visit this page.

If you would like to refer a service user to our Counselling Service please contact us directly to discuss this – counselling@sarsvl.org.uk or call the office on 0113 243 9102.

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.