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Help for friends and family

If you are a friend, relative or partner of someone affected by sexual violence, it can be distressing and difficult for you too. It can be hard to understand or know how to respond to the different ways trauma can affect survivors of sexual violence.

It can be traumatic to hear about abuse and what you hear can lead you to experiencing some of the same after effects as the survivor. You may also be struggling with many different emotions and it can be helpful to talk to someone about this. Some people may feel shocked or angry about what has happened or feel guilt, even if they were not around, for not stopping the violence. Our centre can provide you with face to face sessions to help you support your loved one and get some space and time for yourself.

If you would like some more information or would you book an initial support session for yourself please call us on 01786 439 244 or email us support@forthvalleyrapecrisis.org.uk

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