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Suffolk Rape Crisis provides support to women and girls aged 14 and above who have experienced any form of sexual violence.
Suffolk Rape Crisis (SRC) is a feminist organisation, working to support survivors of sexual violence and to challenging the underlying attitudes that allow Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to continue. SRC provides support to all self-identified women and girls aged 14 and above who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives.
Counselling – free, specialist service across Suffolk and online
Outreach – emotional and practical support when and where you need it
Helpline – every Tuesday and Thursday, 7 – 9pm (0800 0850 520)
Important information regarding COVID-19/coronavirus:
In light of the uncertainty we all face in our daily lives with the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want to keep you informed of the steps that Suffolk Rape Crisis (SRC) are taking to ensure that we effectively manage the services we provide and the health and wellbeing of all of us.
At SRC we are working hard to provide much-needed services while ensuring the safety of all of our service users and the SRC team. In order to do that we have decided that from Monday 23rd March all face-to-face support has been suspended. Instead, it will be delivered through our specialist online counselling rooms or by phone. SRC staff will be in contact with all current service users to discuss what option is best for them. You can find out more about online counselling on our website. We would like to assure all women accessing support that we are completely committed to providing the same specialist, needs-led support during this period.
SRC understands the real potential for the current situation with COVID-19 to cause anxiety and concern for many, not least of all those processing trauma and living with the impacts of sexual violence and abuse. We are particularly mindful of the increased risk of social isolation and detrimental impacts on mental health of the necessary current social distancing and infection control measures. Over the next few weeks we will be launching a number of new and exciting ways of accessing and engaging with SRC online. At the moment, we have temporarily closed our Helpline whilst we work on ways to deliver this remotely.
The RCEW Live Chat helpline is available as usual. There are also a range of self-help resources available for those who would like them. Please visit the RCEW website for details.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email email@example.com or your counsellor/outreach worker directly.
We know that the uncertainty around this is difficult. Mind have produced some useful resources about Coronavirus and how to look after your mental health:
The situation is changing daily, so keep an eye out on social media, our website and our newsletter for information on our service delivery, self-help information and additional resources.
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