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We offer a range of free services including a support line and counselling.Find out more
As a feminist organisation, we recognise that a woman survivor is never to blame for being abused.
CSASS is a women-only space on 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Friday), providing specialist support for women survivors. When you contact us, it will always be a woman on the other end of the phone or reading your email. We know this is what you might need to feel safe and understood.
Our equality policy (see link at the bottom of the page) explains a bit more about women-only spaces at CSASS. We also offer inclusive spaces and services for women, men and survivors of any gender, including trans and non-binary survivors. We ask everyone at CSASS to work together to remove barriers, and create spaces and services that feel safe and welcoming for women, men and survivors of all genders. Please contact us if you have any questions.
1 in 4 women are survivors of rape or sexual assault.
If you have experienced sexual abuse the effects can be devastating and long-lasting. Everyone experiences it differently.
Common effects women experience are thoughts and feelings of fear and anxiety, self-blame, guilt, shame, numbness, or flashbacks, nightmares, and physical and mental health problems. Relationships can suffer, and social situations are avoided.
You may be physically hurt, suffering emotional difficulties and feeling overwhelmed. You may not know who to turn to for support. You may want to report the crime against you but don’t know where to start. In these situations, it’s important that you are able to reach out for help, to someone you can trust.
Well done for getting this far. We really want to help you.
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