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Helplines & Support Groups

Berkshire & National Helplines & Support Groups for Survivors of Sexual Violence, Sexual Abuse & Trauma

Berkshire Helplines

Trust House Reading

Trust House Reading launched in March 2014 and provides free and confidential specialist sexual violence support services to men, women and children living in Berkshire. This support is available to survivors of historical or recent experiences of rape and sexual abuse and supporters of survivors including friends or family.

Royal Berkshire NHS

Department of Sexual Health – Sexual Health Clinics
Address: Royal Berkshire Hospital, 21a Craven Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5LE
Telephone: 0118 322 7202
Website: www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted we are often one of the first places people think of coming to for help.

Following an assault there are some options for you to consider.

  • If you want to report it to the police it is a good idea to do that as soon as possible.
  • if you are not sure about reporting it to the police you can attend a SARC (details below) or please come to the clinic where we can provide a full range of support, advice, screening, vaccinations, PEPSE, and emergency contraception.

We can also supply information about other agencies that you might like to consider contacting for ongoing support.

SARCs – Sexual Assault Referral Centres

A Sexual Assault Referral Centre (sometimes referred to as a ‘SARC’) provides services to victims/survivors of rape or sexual assault regardless of whether the survivor/victim chooses to reports the offence to the police or not.

Sexual Assault Referral Centres are designed to be comfortable and multi-functional, providing private space for interviews and examinations, and some may also offer counselling services. ‘SARC’s have specialist staff that are trained to help you make informed decisions about what you want to do next.

SARCs and Sexual Health Clinics in Berkshire:

Sexual Assault Referral Centre – Solace Centre Slough
Upton Hospital, Church Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2BJ
Telephone: 0845 519 7638 / 0300 130 3036
Website: www.solacesarc.org.uk
Email: slough@solacesarc.org.uk

Department of Sexual Health – Sexual Health Clinic
Address: Royal Berkshire Hospital, The Florey, Sexual Health & Contraceptive Services, 21a Craven Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5LE
Telephone: 0118 322 7202
Website: www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk

The Garden Clinic
Address: Upton Hospital, Church Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2BJ
Telephone: 01753 635302
Website: www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk
Email: GardenClinic@berkshire.nhs.uk

The Garden Clinic
Address: Skimped Hill Health Centre, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1LH
01344 458118
Website: www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk

The Garden Clinic (Outpatients Department)
Address: St Mark’s Hospital, St Mark’s Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6DU
Telephone: 01753 635302
Website: www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk

National Helplines

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

Call 0808 801 0331 free from all landlines and mobiles
NAPAC provides a national freephone support line for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood.
Telephone support line opening hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00am-9.00pm and Friday 10.00am-6.00pm
Website: www.napac.org.uk

SurvivorsUK Helpline Web Chat

National Helpline Web Chat for adult male survivors of rape or sexual
(Monday – Friday 10.30 – 21:00; Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00)
Website: www.survivorsuk.org

MOSAC (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children): 0800 980 1958

Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. We provide various types of support services and information for parents, carers and professionals dealing with child sexual abuse.

Website: www.mosac.org.uk

SupportLine 01708 765200

Confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post.

Website: www.supportline.org.uk

CISters (Surviving Rape and/or Sexual Abuse) 023 8033 8080

Answerphone 023 8033 8080 is usually monitored daily during the week and callers can choose to leave their name and phone number, and we will call them back and will take care when doing so. Or you can email admin@cisters.org.uk

The helpline is available to female adult survivors of childhood rape/sexual abuse, and others can call if they have a concern about such issues. In the case of the latter we will seek to signpost them to appropriate services.

Visit their website: www.cisters.org.uk

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