Based at Gloucester Royal Hospital, Hope House SARC is a discreet and inclusive service, offering immediate support to anyone (of any gender) who has been sexually abused, including:
• 24-hour advice for you, your family and friends
• Emergency contraception and assessment for HIV and Hepatitis B.
• Information on your reporting options
• Medical examination to gather forensic evidence, with the option to self-refer (without police) and have forensic samples stored, allowing you time to think.
• Referrals to other agencies, including sexual health services
• Early intervention, Pre-Trial and Post Trial Counselling
T: 0300 421 8400 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
National Freephone Helpline open 365 days a year 12.00pm – 2.30pm and 7.00pm – 9.30pm
T: 0808 802 99 99
The Live Chat Helpline operators are there are there to listen and offer you emotional support for up to 30 minutes. You can talk about what happened to you, how you feel, and any difficulties you are facing.
National helpline open Mon – Thur 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-2pm
T: 08088 010 818
If you are struggling to contact GRASAC during helpline hours or wish to speak with someone outside of GRASAC hours, you can contact the survivors trust on the number and times above. If you would like to make a referral for one-to-one support, please contact GRASAC’s admin line on 01452 305421 during office hours Mon – Thurs 9.00am – 5.00pm Fri 9.00am – 4.30pm
Helpline is open Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
T: 0808 808 8141
The Hourglass confidential helpline provides information and support to anyone concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person. This might include physical, financial, psychological, sexual or neglect.
Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service works county-wide to improve the safety of victims and their families.
Safeline is an independent and non-discriminatory
charity that provides specialist, tailored support for
anyone affected by sexual abuse and rape and works
to prevent CSE with children and young people at risk.
T: 0808 800 5005 (closed bank holidays)
SurvivorsUK can offer a range of support services
including counselling and therapy appointments as
well as online chat. All services are provided by
trained professionals who as specialists in the field of
male sexual violence have helped many men to work
through their experiences.
T: 0203 598 3898
Male domestic abuse support.
T: 0808 801 0327
POWhER provides information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.
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
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.
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 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)
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 supports victims and survivors of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.
0800 5999 247
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm.
Weekends: 10am – 4pm.
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 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
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.
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