WHAT IS SEXUAL VIOLENCE?
Sexual violence means any form of unwanted sexual touch or activity, and can include rape, child sexual abuse or exploitation, sexual assault, female genital cutting, trafficking; abuse linked to faith or belief; and image-based abuse (commonly known as ‘revenge pornography’).
SELF HELP RESOURCES
Here at SRC we have multiple services which can support you, but here are some self-help guides if you are look for informal support.
SRC can only offer support to those over the age of 14. If you are under 14, these resources may be useful.
Many people find being invited for and having their cervical screening (a smear test) uncomfortable and distressing. If you have experienced sexual violence, you may find it particularly difficult or traumatic. If you feel this way, you are not alone!
REPORTING TO THE POLICE
If you have recently been raped or abused, the first important step afterwards is to make sure you are somewhere you feel safe.
If you are in immediate danger or are in danger of harming yourself, please call 999.
If you require additional support, then please find some useful contacts that you can reach out to.
SELF CARE TOOLS FOR SURVIVORS
Sexual Violence can affect our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and sometimes this can feel overwhelming. SRC understands how difficult it can be to meet your needs after Sexual Violence. We have developed a toolkit to support you in giving yourself the care and attention you deserve.
You are worthy of having your needs met!
MEN AND BOYS
Suffolk Rape Crisis recognises that the impacts of sexual violence are no less devastating for men and boys than for women and girls. We believe that all survivors of sexual violence deserve specialist support.