If someone has touched you without your permission, it’s normal to feel scared and vulnerable. Please talk to someone as soon as possible so you can get help and stop it happening again (to you or anyone else).
GRASAC (Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre) is an independent charity which provides free, confidential and non-judgemental support and information services to women and girls affected by any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
GRASAC support services include a helpline, email support service for women and girls, one to one ongoing support sessions either face to face or over the telephone, advocacy and information (for survivors, their friends, family, and agencies working with them). The support workers are all women, who are specially trained to work with survivors of sexual violence. They will work with you at your own pace, explaining your options and your rights – and most importantly of all, they will always listen to you and believe you.
Call the confidential helpline on 01452 526770 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 6.30pm – 8.30pm, and Mondays and Thursdays between 12pm- 2pm.
There’s a 24-hour answerphone service and they’ll respond within 24 hours. Or you can use the confidential and anonymous email support service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRASAC also have really helpful booklets: a self help guide, a guide for families or loved ones and a guide if you have learning needs. You can access them below or contact GRASAC for a free copy.
“When you start doubting yourself, remember how far you have come. Remember everything that you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.”
Hope House SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) is a ‘one-stop’ location, where anyone who has experienced child abuse, rape and sexual assault, either recently or in the past, can get advice and support.
There’s also the chance to report offences to the police in a secure, caring and confidential environment (anonymously if you prefer).
Call 01452 754390 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Out of hours please call 0800 090 1234. In an emergency call 999 or 112.
Address: Hope House SARC, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL1 3NN.
GRASAC Self Help Guide
This self help guide is for survivors of rape or sexual abuse who want to understand and process their own personal reactions to their experience.
GRASAC Self Help Guide: easy read
This easy read self help guide is for survivors of rape or sexual abuse who want to understand and process their own personal reactions to their experience.