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We’re On the Move

We’ve put together an online survey for ex or current Service Users to help with developing ideas for the best SARSVL premises we can get. If you have visited us to receive support over the past 10 years then we would love to hear from you. The survey is anonymous and all contributions will be

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Thank you: Our open letter to Cllr Eileen Taylor and the people of Leeds

Dear Lord Mayor, Councillor Eileen Taylor and the people of Leeds We would like to express our thanks and let you know how grateful we are for your support during our time as the chosen charity of the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor. Together we have raised an incredible £67,580 and this money

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We’re looking for a CEO and a new Counsellor to join our team!

SARSVL is now recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer, to ensure long term sustainability of SARSVL and its work, through effective governance, strong finance management and delivery of services, with overall responsibility for staff leadership and management. The post will also hold the strategic overview, developing SARSVL’s external partnership working and be responsible for the

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Discover Leeds and raise money for SARSVL

Now we’re slowly starting to see each other once again, why not re-discover Leeds with the people you care about whilst raising some money for charity? We’ve only got a few weeks left of being the Lord Mayor’s Chosen Charity and Luminate Education Group have produced some great download-ables for all ages to raise some

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Run for SARSVL!

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!

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We’re recruiting: Helpline Volunteers

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 violence

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We are recruiting: Volunteer Counsellors

  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 Counsellors

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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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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.