Other organisations who may be helpful to you

Hope House Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester, Hope House is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) that offers practical advice for women and girls who have recently suffered sexual abuse: emotional support, confidential medical treatment, emergency contraception if necessary, information and guidance, a change of clothing and access to the Police to gather evidence and investigate your assault

Hope House can advise you on many sexual health issues including contraception, sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy


T: 0300 421 8400 (Monday to Friday)
or visit in person, the centre is open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm or out of hours via Gloucestershire Police 101 or 999.

Go to reception at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL1 3NN


Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service works county-wide to improve the safety of victims and their families.

T: 0845 602 9035

E: support@gdass.org.uk



POWhER provides information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.

T: 0300 456 2370
Text: send the word ‘pohwer’ with your name and number to 81025

Email: pohwer@pohwer.net
Skype: pohwer.advocacy 


Gloucestershire Counselling Services

Gloucestershire Counselling Services provide a county-wide high quality, professional and responsive counselling service, with over 35 years’ experience of working with individuals, couples and families. BACP Accredited (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) with venues in Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury

T: 01453 766310



Counselling service for young people up to 18, who can contact the service with any problem.

Helpline: 0800 1111
Website: childline.org.uk


Gloucestershire self-harm support (Rethink)

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline is a supportive, non-judgemental service for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers. Contact them by phone, text or webchat for confidential emotional support and information; support and understanding during a crisis, and coping strategies. Open every day 5pm to 10pm.

Access webchat at: https://www.gloucestershireselfharm.org/about-us/
Phone helpline: 0808 8010606
Text support: Text: 07537 410 022



Offers advice on Sexual health & wellbeing for Under 25’s. The nearest centre is in Bristol city centre. The website gives useful information on abusive relationships.



Victim support Gloucestershire

Victim Support gives emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Gloucestershire. It’s an independent charity that you can contact regardless of whether you’ve contacted the police, and no matter how long ago the crime took place. Victim Support Gloucester offers support for as long as it takes you to overcome the impact of crime

T: 0808 281 0112
Lines are open 9am-7.30pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.



The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk, at any time, in your own way, about any problem or issue that is affecting you. You can talk in complete confidence to non-judgmental listeners.

T: 01452 306333 (local call charges apply)
T: 116 123 national phone line (free to call)
E: jo@samaritans.org
9 Park End Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 5AT
Usual hours open to receive callers at the door: Monday-Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm; Sundays 09:00am -11:30am and 5:30pm – 9:00pm


Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.

0800 5999 247
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm.
Weekends: 10am – 4pm.


Rights of women

Right of Women offer free and confidential legal advice. The website provides a list of contact details for help and advice on various aspects of legal advice.



Trans Survivors Helpline

Trans Survivors Switchboard is a helpline for trans survivors of sexual violence. Confidential, non-judgemental emotional support and guidance. Access the service anonymously by phone, web chat, or email. Open every Sunday 1-5pm

T: 01273 204050,
E: info@switchboard.org.uk
webchat via http://switchboard.org.uk/
W: facebook.com/transsurvivorsswitchboard

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find support. Through their own experiences of mental health issues, we have learnt how important having relevant information is and how the right support can help transform lives. Their team is passionate about counselling and they want to promote the huge benefits talk therapy can have.



Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, had set up the Truth Project which aims to learn from the past, to help create a safer place for children.


T:0800 917 1000

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