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Calls are confidential

You do not have to give us any details to get support and we will not ask you to. You are in control of what you tell us.

The helpline volunteer I spoke to on a couple of occasions was very reassuring, spoke to me with patience and understanding and helped to calm my nerves.
— Helpline caller

Helpline for All Survivors

The Helpline offers emotional support to all survivors of rape or sexual abuse, no matter when or how it happened.  We also provide support to anyone affected by sexual violence that has happened to others eg. parents, carers , professionals and partners.  We do not discriminate against age, race, religion, disability, gender or sexuality.  We are happy to accept calls from anywhere, but we are unable to offer Counselling or ISVA support to survivors living outside of Sheffield.

If you  need an interpreter to be able to use the Helpline service, we can arrange this, as long as you give us notice.  

Opening times

Monday 1pm - 3pm

Tuesday 6pm - 8pm

Wednesday 10am - 12 noon  and 1pm - 3pm

Friday 10am - 12 noon and 1pm - 3pm 

The helpline is staffed by our fully trained volunteers. Outside these times you can leave a message on the 24 hour answer phone and a member of our helpline team will return your call as soon as possible (usually during helpline opening times).

During the summer we may have to cancel a Helpline slot due to Volunteer holidays. We apologise for any inconvenience. If our Helpline is closed and you need telephone support you may wish to contact one of the organisations below:

NAPAC supports survivors, relatives and friends of those recovering from childhood sexual abuse. Call 0808 801 0331. Mondays to Thursdays 10am - 9pm and Fridays 10am - 6pm Closed weekends.

https://napac.org.uk/

Or:

SurvivorsUk Helpline Web Chat a national web chat for adult male survivors. Text 020 3322 1860

https://www.survivorsuk.org/contact-us/

If you change your mind after you have called us and don’t want to carry on talking that’s fine; you can end the call at any time.  You can call back at any time the Helpline is open, even if you didn’t speak the first time you called. Sometimes it takes a few calls before you’re ready to talk. You can call us for support as many times as you need to.