Solace Rape Crisis

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Our rape crisis service offers a range of services to women and girls 13+ who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
 

0808 801 0305

The North London Rape Crisis Helpline is a free, anonymous service available to women and girls aged 13+ who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time: recent or non-recent. We offer a safe and non-judgmental space for women, whether you are already receiving support, awaiting counselling, or speaking out for the first time.

The helpline is here to provide specialist emotional support and confidential information about options and services available. We’re not here to tell you what to do. We’re here to give you the information and support to choose what’s right for you.

We also provide support and advice for the friends and family of survivors, as well as professionals working alongside them.

The helpline is open:

Monday: 10am - 2pm

Tuesday: 10am - 1pm, 6pm - 8pm

Wednesday: 1pm - 5pm

Thursday: 1pm - 5pm

Friday 10am - 2pm

Our Rape Crisis Counsellors work from a person centred and feminist perspective. This means that the focus is on supporting you where you are at and valuing you as an expert in your own life.

We offer short term counselling for women who are going to court (as recommended by the Crown Prosecution Service)

We can offer longer term counselling for women who are not going through the Criminal Justice process or who have already been through that process. The amount of sessions will be decided by you and your counsellor.

Counsellors are here to help you heal by allowing you a space to discuss your feelings and thoughts, or offer other therapeutic tools you may find useful. Therapists do not give advice, only support and a non-judgemental ear.

Our Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVA) support women though the Criminal Justice Process. They can support you if you are considering whether to report to the Police all the way through to supporting you at court.

If you choose to report your case to the police, advocates can help you along your legal journey through advice, information, liaising with the organizations that will be involved, and pre and posttrail support.

Reporting sexual violence is a very personal choice. It is important to note that the advocates will never expect you to report, or judge you if you choose not to.

Our ISVA’s can also support you with referrals and signposting to sexual health services and other services which you may request.

Group support and body therapy can be very healing for women who have experienced sexual violence. At North London Rape Crisis we have a number of groups throughout the week in the daytimes and the evenings. Our timetables change regularly so please check by calling the helpline on 0808 801 0305 (Freephone) or emailing rapecrisis@solacewomensaid.org

Groups which run at different times throughout the year include:

  • Creative therapy groups
  • A weekly group for LBQ women
  • Quarterly drop-in
  • Therapeutic group
  • Yoga and Trauma Release Exercise
National Rape Crisis Helpline - 0845 122 1331

Open daily: 12pm to 2:30pm & 7pm to 9:30pm

rapecrisis.org.uk

The Havens: Sexual Assault Referral Centres

Camberwell: 0203 299 1599

Paddington: 0203 312 1101

Whitechapel: 0207 247 4787

thehavens.org.uk

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

Open: 24/7

nspcc.org.uk

Women’s Self-Injury Support Line - 0808 800 8088

Open: Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm & Thursdays 3pm to 5pm

Pace Health: Mental health resources for the LGBTQ community - 0207 700 1323

Open: 24/7

pacehealth.org.uk

Rights of Women Criminal Law Advice Line - 020 7608 1137

Open: Thursdays 2pm to 4pm

rightsofwomen.org.uk

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) - 0808 801 0331

Open: Monday to Thursday 10am to 9pm – Fridays 10am to 6pm

napac.org.uk