We can Help You

Taking the first step of telling someone can be really difficult. We understand how hard that can be.

We provide a confidential and safe environment so that you can access the support you need. RASASC North Wales offers an equal service to men, women and children. Upon request we can provide women only or men only spaces.

Get immediate support by calling The Live Fear Free Helpline 0808 80 10 800.

To arrange one to one support and/or counselling – call our office on 01248 670 628 to discuss your needs and arrange an assessment.

To access anonymous email support from RASASC NW click herefor more information

Media queries – if you have a media-related enquiry on local issues regarding sexual abuse or violence, please email info@rasawales.org.uk or call the office on 01248 670 628.


Help for adults

We offer specialist support and counselling for all adults from the age of 18 upwards. We can offer women only and men only spaces.

If you have experienced sexual abuse the effects can be devastating and long-lasting. Our specialist therapists are trained to give you emotional support, and help you resolve some of the difficulties you are experiencing. Our therapists won’t hurry you or judge you. The work will happen in your own time and on your own terms.

Each therapy session lasts an hour and will normally be the same day and time every week, with the same counsellor. However if you just want to chat with someone over the phone, try our helpline which is open 24/7 on 0808 80 10 800

Please contact the office on 01248 670 628 or complete the online referral.

To access anonymous email support from RASASC NW click here for more information



Help for children and young people

We offer Specialist support, counselling and advocacy to children from 3 years up and young people up to 18 years of age.

We have a dedicated counselling room for children and young people in Parc Menai, Bangor and Colwyn Bay. Our therapists have also been equipped with therapy boxes containing useful tools and equipment to aid therapy, so that an equal service is delivered across North Wales and not just at the venues where a dedicated room has been equipped.

 

If you have recently experienced Sexual assault or violence it can be overwhelming thinking of where to start.

If you need immediate Support:
If you're in danger or need urgent medical attention, you can call 999 to speak to the police or ask for an ambulance or go straight to your nearest Accident & Emergency (A&E) department.

If something has just happened to you, you might want to:

  • Try to get somewhere that feels safe.
  • Try to stay warm (you could be in shock).
  • See if a friend or someone you trust can be with you.
  • Talk to someone about what's happened.
  • If you don't feel like telling a friend or family member yet, you can call the live fear free helpline on 0808 80 10 800

If you're thinking of reporting to the police
It's completely up to you whether or not to report to the police. No-one else can or should make that choice for you.

If you do report, a medical examination will usually be carried out to collect any forensic evidence. This is evidence that can be gathered through scientific tests, like DNA from hair or body fluids.
If you’re not sure yet whether you want to report to the police but think you might at some point, you can have a forensic medical examination at Amethyst SARC, Colwyn Bay (for further information please see Amethyst SARC). Here, forensic evidence can be stored for the future.
You can refer yourself for our support and therapy by the online referral form, through the Live fear free helpline or by contacting us direct by calling our office on 01248 670 628 or emailing us at: info@rasawales.org.uk

Were you raped, sexually abused or sexually assaulted in the past? We’re here for you no matter when it happened.

Whether you were an adult and/or a child when it happened, rape and sexual violence can have big impacts on your health, life and relationships. Some of these can last a long time.
For example, you might:

  • Have depression, anxiety, panic attacks or phobias.
  • Feel angry, ashamed, sad, worthless or scared.
  • Cry a lot, or find it difficult to feel or show emotion.
  • Suffer from disturbing and intrusive thoughts and memories.
  • Have unexplained physical symptoms, including pain and illness.
  • Feel like you get relief by harming yourself - maybe by cutting, burning, neglecting your needs and health, or drinking and smoking too much.

You might also find that certain things trigger vivid memories of what happened to you. You might even feel as if you are going through it again.
Whether some of these things happen to you or not - or whether you live with other effects of sexual violence not listed here - your experience is real, valid and yours. There's no right or wrong way to be or feel, and you're not alone.

  • You can refer yourself for our support and/or therapy through our online referral form, calling The Live Fear Free Helpline or by calling our office direct on 01248 670 628.
  • You can access anonymous support with RASASC NW’s Email Support
  • We can help you access the ISVA service from the Amethyst SARC team in Colwyn Bay

 

 


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