Where can I get support?

Domestic violence and sexual abuse

Website: www.glosrasac.org
Contact options: info@glosrasac.org.uk 01452 526770 is open Monday 12.00pm – 2.00pm and Tuesday and Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

What do they do?: GRASAC provide free and confidential emotional and practical support to both female and male victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. They provide a helpline, email support service, groups, therapeutic counselling, advocacy and advice and information and family support.

Name: Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)
Website: https://www.gdass.org.uk/
Contact options: support@gdass.org.uk. Telephone: 01452 726 570 (Mon-Fri 9-5)

What do they do?: A free and confidential Gloucestershire charity – Supporting female and male victims of domestic violence and abuse. Offers workshops to help understand and identify your personal challenges, Safety planning, outreach support and floating support. Has specialist young people’s workers and understands LGBT and BAME communities who are affected by domestic abuse.


Name: Hope House SARCH ‘Sexual Assault Referral Centre’
Website: https://www.hopehousesarc.nhs.uk/
Contact options:  24 hour phone line:  0300 421 8400   Email 0300 421 8400 or visit Hope House SARC, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester, GL1 3NN

What do they do?: They free and confidential medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted in Gloucestershire. They offer information and advice to friends and family if someone you care about has been affected by sexual assault. Their crisis workers offer services to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. We will listen to your experience and help you to get the support you choose.


Name: Rape Crisis England and Wales
Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Contact options:0800 802 9999

What do they do?: Support and information for people who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual abuse. Our Live Chat Helpline is for women and girls aged 16 and over, who live in England, whose lives have been affected by sexual violence. It doesn’t matter whether it happened recently or a long time ago, we are here for you. The Live Chat Helpline is not available for men and boys, or children under 16.

Name: Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Website: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
Contact options: 24 hour helpline 0808 2000 247 and Live Webchat Monday – Friday, 3pm – 10pm.

What do they do?: Refuge supports women, children & men experiencing domestic violence with a range of services. All support is free and confidential. They can help you access a refuge if you wish to flee your home, offer emotional support and information and advice.


Name: SurvivorsUK
Website: www.survivorsuk.org
Contact options: Telephone-  0203 598 3898 or email - help@survivorsuk.org

What do they do?:  SurvivorsUK  is a free and confidential service for men who have experienced sexual violence. They can offer a range of support services including counselling and therapy appointments as well as online chat. All services are provided by trained professionals who as specialists in the field of male sexual violence have helped many men to work through their experiences.