Our helpline service is run by Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre and is available for those who have been subjected to, or are being subjected to, any form of sexual violence and/or abuse, and who are:
- AFAB non-binary individuals
- individuals who have experienced oppression as women
This includes women and girls who are trans.
It doesn’t matter when this abuse happened, whether recently or a long time ago, we are here for you.
The service is for these survivors of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientation and who feel comfortable receiving support from a service that is run by women for women.
We are also here for woman, girl and AFAB non-binary supporters who are supporting these survivors, personally or professionally.
If you need to talk, you can call the helpline during opening hours to speak with one of our trained volunteers. If you are calling for the first time you will have up to 45 minutes (up to 30 minutes after that) to chat with one of our trained volunteers over the phone.
During the session, the volunteer will create a safe space for you to talk, and we will listen to whatever you want to say, at your pace.
Don’t worry if you don’t know where to begin. We will help you to find ways to express difficult feelings and talk about difficult situations, without offering advice or telling you what to do. We can ask questions and listen while you explore your options, and if you ask us for information about other forms of support, we can help provide this too.