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Beacon Bolton Counselling Service, based in Bolton (Lancashire)

Description of agency: We are a Registered Charity based in Bolton and we have approximately 28 Qualified Counsellors and 12 Student Counsellors. We were established in 1989. We have 6 Trustees on our Board.

Address: The Bolton Hub, Bold Street, Bolton, BL1 1LS
Telephoner: 01204 546100
Email: enquire@beaconcounselling.org
Website: www.beaconcounselling.org

Area covered: Bolton, Lancashire, Greater Manchester

Services offered:

  • We offer one to one Counselling. This service is subject to an assessment by 1point Northwest.
  • Group work Counselling for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (S.A.V.S.)
  • Group work Counselling for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (S.O.B.B.S.)

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors ages 16+

Fylde Coast Men’s Support Association, based in Fleetwood (Lancashire)

Postal address: PO Box 126, Fleetwood, FY7 6WN
Helpline: 07932 898 274
Email: fcmsa@yahoo.co.uk
Website: http://www.communigate.co.uk/lancs/mrsa/
Area covered: Lancashire and National

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Mutual support groups
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline
  • Email support

Services for:

  • Male survivors of rape or sexual abuse from 16+
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

Kirklees Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre, based in Kirklees, Huddersfield (West Yorkshire)

Description of agency: A specialised support service for people who have experienced sexual violence or domestic abuse who are over the age of sixteen, living in the Kirklees area.

Telephone: 01484 450040 (Opening times Monday 2pm-4pm, 3pm-5pm Tuesday, 10am-12pm Thursday and 5pm-7.30pm Friday)

Email: anything@krasacc.co.uk
Website: www.krasacc.co.uk
Area covered: Kirklees

Services offered:

  • Helpline support and signposting
  • Face to face counselling
  • ISVA Service

Services for:

  • Male and female survivors of sexual and domestic violence/ abuse over the age of 16 living in the Kirklees area.

Manchester Rape Crisis (Manchester)

Helpline: 0161 273 4500 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm and Weds & Thurs 6pm-9pm)
Email: mrcrasacs@btconnect.com
Website: www.manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk
Area covered: Greater Manchester

Services offered:

  • Helpline for survivors and those supporting survivors, including friends and family
  • Counselling for women (over 18 years only)

Services for:

  • Women over 18 years
  • Signposting service for male survivors
  • Support for male family members and friends supporting female survivors

Mosaic II, based in Bradford (West Yorkshire)

Helpline: 01274734561  (9am-7pm Mon, Tues, Wed. 9am-5pm Thurs)
Email: info@mosaic2.org.uk
Website: www.mosaic2.org.uk
Area covered: West Yorkshire

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Complementary therapies
  • Physical wellbeing sessions group work/ training groups

Services for:

  • Families whose lives have been affected by sexual abuse

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (Cheshire & Merseyside)

Website: www.rapecentre.org.uk 
Areas covered:
Cheshire East: 01260 697900
Cheshire West & Chester: 01244 907710
Halton: 01928 477980
Knowsley: 01512 187960
St Helens01744 877987
Warrington: 01925 221546

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Information and advice line
  • Email support
  • Text support
  • ISVA service

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 13+
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse

Safety Net Advice and Support Centre

Description of Agency: Safety Net Advice and Support Centre office is based in Carlisle and offers therapeutic and support services aimed at supporting children, young people and their families who have suffered rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence, across the county of Cumbria.

Office Telephone:  01228 515859

Email:  sncarlisle@btconnect.com
Website: www.safetynet-carlisle.org.uk

Services offered:

  • Play and Art Therapy for Children; and Person Centred, Art Therapy, CBT and Psychotherapy, EMDR for adolescents and adults.
  • Support Services include 1:1 support work and parenting work.
  • Advocacy Services include signposting and representation through the Criminal Justice System; representation in court; support through child care proceedings; Representation at CICA tribunal.
  • Services are available on a short or long term basis depending on need and are free of charge to those who need to access the service.

Services for:

  • Children, young people and their families who have suffered rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence

Steps to Freedom, Liverpool (Merseyside)

Telephone: 07526 908370
Email: jackie@steps2freedom.org.uk
Website: www.steps2freedom.org.uk
Area covered: Merseyside

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Therapy groups
  • Mutual support groups
  • Advice

Services for:

  • Adult female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse

Supporting Survivors of Abuse (UK) Birkenhead (Merseyside)

Helpline: 0808 108 1715
Email: info@ssoa.co.uk
Website: http://ssoa.co.uk/
Area covered: UK

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Telephone counselling
  • Advice
  • Information
  • Helpline
  • Email support

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse aged 16+
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

Survivors Manchester (Greater Manchester)

Description of agency: Survivors Manchester is a survivor-led charitable organisation supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and rape in Greater Manchester, whether the traumatic event is current or historic. We believe that by breaking the silence, we can defeat the legacy of the past and move forward to a positive and healthy future.

Address: P.O Box 4325, Manchester, M61 0BG

Telephone: 07919 246 267
Email: support@survivorsmanchester.org.uk
Website: www.survivorsmanchester.org.uk
Area covered:  Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan)

Services offered:

  • Survivors Manchester provides a specialist website for male survivors and their supporters that includes self-help materials, survivors stories, news and useful links; an email support service; and two face to face services in the form of a therapeutic-led peer-support group and 1:1 counselling service.

Services for:

  • Adult (18+) male survivors

Survivors West Yorkshire, Bradford (West Yorkshire)

Telephone: 07950 263 975
Email: survivorswy@mac.com
Website: www.survivorswestyorkshire.org.uk
Area covered: West Yorkshire

Services offered:

  • Support
  • Telephone counselling
  • Mutual support groups
  • Advice
  • Information
  • Helpline
  • Research
  • Consultancy
  • Lobbying

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

The Birchall Trust, Barrow-in-Furness (Cumbria)

Email: birchall.trust@hotmail.co.uk
Area covered: South Cumbria and North Lancashire

Services offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Telephone support
  • Newsletter
  • Information
  • Helpline

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse of all ages
  • Partners of survivors of rape or sexual abuse
  • Parents of survivors of rape or sexual abuse

The Lantern Project, Wallasey (Wirral)

Postal Address: 168 Seabank Road, Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 1HG
Helpline/Office: 0151 630 6956 (9-am – 4-pm)
Email: lanternproject@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.lanternproject.org.uk
Area covered: Wirral and Merseyside

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Advocacy
  • Training
  • Support for victims of childhood abuse

Services for:

  • Vulnerable adults and children

The Magdalene Project (Lancashire)

Description of agency: Counselling service specialising in sexual abuse/trauma

Postal address: PO Box 29, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 8AF

Telephone:  01706 870939

Email: office@themagdaleneproject.co.uk   Website: www.themagdaleneproject.co.uk
Area covered: East Lancashire

Support offered:

  • General counselling
  • Specialist counselling re sexual trauma
  • Support and befriending
  • Training
  • Counselling for children and young people

Services for:

  • Adults, children and young people mainly in East Lancashire

The Relationships Centre, Warrington (Cheshire)

Helpline: 0800 7839636
Email: info@therelationshipscentre.co.uk
Area covered: Warrington / Halton / St Helens

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Support
  • Newsletter
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline

Services for:

  • Adult female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse

Trust House Lancashire (Lancashire)

Description: Trust House Lancashire offers a safe space where survivors of all forms of rape and sexual abuse can access a range of services to help improve their health and well being, regain their confidence and self-esteem and be empowered to reclaim their lives.

Helpline: 01772 200187
Office: 01772 825 288
Email (help and support): support@trusthouselancs.org
Email (referrals and enquiries): office@trusthouselancs.org
Area covered: Lancashire

Support offered:

  • Specialist Counselling
  • Support
  • Children’s and Young Persons ISVA
  • Information
  • Advice
  • Helpline

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors of rape and sexual abuse

West Cumbria Rape Crisis, Cockermouth (Cumbria)

Description of agency: West Cumbria Rape Crisis is a charity which offers support to survivors of any form of sexual violence.

Address: Unit 6 Europe Way, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0RJ

Helplines: 01900829729 & 01900 828509 (Mon: 9-4, Tue: 9-5 Wed: 9-4 Thur: 9-5 & 7-9pm Fri: 9-3 – answer machine and call back service available all other times) Text support: start message with yps and send to 64446

Email: enquiries@westcumbriarapecrisis.co.uk

Website: www.westcumbriarapecrisis.co.uk and www.ypssic.co.uk

Area covered: England

Support offered:

  • Person Centred Counselling
  • Face to face support
  • ISVA
  • Group support (women only at present)
  • Telephone Helpline
  • Email support
  • Text Support
  • Talks/Q and A sessions to local organisations
  • Personal Safety and Drug Rape Awareness raising in local Secondary Schools
  • Art Therapy
  • Play Therapy

Services for:

Services are available to both men and women from the age of 12 years who have been affected any time in their life.

Women Centre Ltd, Halifax (West Yorkshire)

Telephone: 01422 323339
Email: angela.everson@womencentre.org.uk
Website: www.womencentre.org.uk
Area covered: West Yorkshire

Support offered:

  • Telephone support
  • Newsletter
  • Mutual support groups
  • Information
  • Advice

Services for:

  • Female survivors of rape and sexual abuse
  • Mental health/care workers supporting survivors of rape or sexual abuse

Young Persons Advisory Service, Liverpool (Merseyside)

Telephone: 0151 707 1025
Email: admin@ypas.org.uk
Website: www.ypas.org.uk
Area covered: Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Wirral, St Helens

Support offered:

  • Counselling
  • Newsletter
  • Therapy groups
  • Mutual support groups
  • Information

Services for:

  • Female and male survivors under 18 years old
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