Be Informed News TST Supportline hours extended We are pleased to announce, with thanks to the Ministry of Justice's COVID-19 Response Fund, that we are able to extend the hours of our national Supportline for six months in response to the pandemic and lock down. From today, 15th June, our Supportline is now open 7 days a week and provides confidential advice, support and information to all survivors of rape or sexual abuse, their supporters, and professionals. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our lives in a lot of different ways, and it's normal for it to have an impact on your mental health, especially for those who have experienced trauma and are living with the impacts from rape and sexual violence. We also know that talking, being listened to and believed can help. We're here to talk, to listen and to believe. National Supportline Hours 0808 801 0818(Calls to 0808 80 numbers are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills) Monday to Friday 10am - 8:30pm Saturday 10am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 4:30pm and 6pm – 8:30pm Sunday 1:30pm – 4:30pm and 6pm – 8:30pm Thank you to the Ministry of Justice who have funded a range of helplines for sexual violence and abuse victims and survivors in recognition of the impact of lockdown on people already experiencing trauma, and the need to offer support regardless of whether someone wants to make a formal report or not. With thanks to our member agency PARCS for letting us use photographs from their #weallhavethepowertoshrinktheelephant campaign. You can find out more about this on their website.