New support for survivors of sexual violence

Bec Horner

Bec Horner

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New support for survivors of sexual violence

Survive is a York-based charity providing support to any person who has been impacted by child sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault.

Complementing their existing counselling, trauma therapy and support services, Survive have recently launched a brand new Helpline service to support survivors of sexual violence as well as family members or friends of survivors across North Yorkshire. The Helpline -0808 145 1887 – operates on Monday and Tuesday from 4pm-8pm (excluding bank holidays).

Survive’s aim is to help rebuild lives. relationships and help survivors reach their potential after sexual violence

Sexual violence is classed as a behaviour of a sexual nature that is unwanted and takes place without consent or understanding – or when coercion is used to obtain consent. Survive stress – It may not be violent, but it is always violating.

Who can access the Helpline?

Any adult (aged 18 and over) who has been impacted directly or indirectly, by sexual violence can use the Helpline. This includes survivors, parents, carers, friends, and family members who would like emotional or psychological support or information about sexual violence.

Everything is totally anonymous, Survive do not require any names or identifying details from callers.

Non-judgemental support

Helpline is staffed by trained specialist Support Workers and Volunteers, who will listen to callers and provide non-judgemental emotional support and information.

Referral Process

Any adult can contact us on the Helpline number during operating hours. No referral is necessary.

If you have any queries related to the Helpline or Survive’s Support Work service, you can get in touch with the Support Services Manager, Paulina Neil on

Survive Helpline:

0808 145 1887

Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays


Further details can be found here:





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