Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre runs a variety of groups specifically for Survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. You don’t have to be receiving support from us to attend, you can give us a ring on 01452 305421 and let us know which group you would like to join.

Friendship Group : this is an informal social gathering at our centre in Gloucester, also Stroud and the Forest of Dean.

Gloucester: Run once a month in the evenings by survivors themselves, it is a place where you will find a friendly understanding face and an opportunity to forge friendships. 14th November and 12th December 2017

Stroud will be meeting on the 17th October, 21st November and 19th December 2017 12.30pm to 2pm. Please call us on 01452 305421 or email to find out the address.

The Forest of Dean Friendship Group starts on the 31st August 10.30am – 12.00pm. Please call or email to find out the address. Other dates are 28th September, 26th October, 30th November and 28th December 2017

Creative Art Group: this group meets monthly and  is an opportunity to express yourself through the medium of art with our creative arts practitioner Katie McCue the next session will be 19th December 2017 at our centre in Gloucester. 

Mindfulness: This is a new group held fortnightly on a Wednesday lunchtime from 1.00pm for 1 hour at our centre in Gloucester and is run by an external practitioner experienced in healing trauma from the body. Dates for this are: 15th, 29th November and 13th December 2017.

Family Group: This is a new group for family members of survivors of sexual violence.  It gives the space and opportunity to share experiences and find ways to help support the person they care for.  The group will run for 1 hour at our centre in Gloucester.  Dates for this are: 5th December 2017 1.30pm and 7th December 6.30pm.