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 sessions to help you support your loved one and get some space and time for yourself.
In this section
- Get support
- Want to talk?
- How our support service works
- Reporting to the police
- How reporting sexual violence to the police works
- How the criminal justice system works
- Evidence in sexual assault cases
- Claiming compensation
- Glossary of legal terms
- Support for recent rape or sexual assault
- Support for friends and family
Speak to us
We want to hear from you. Phone us on 01786 439244 or email us.