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If you have been a victim of rape or sexual assault do not suffer in silence. Here is a quick guide on how to access support in St Helens for victims of rape and sexual assault.

Please remember....

  • It is not your fault, the fault lies entirely with the person who raped or assaulted you.
  • You are not alone, services are in place for both females and males, who have been sexually assaulted recently or any time in the past.
  • There is help available, talk to somebody you trust, who can support you and call your nearest Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).

In St Helens our centre is SafePlace Merseyside. They can be contacted on 0151 295 3550, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

Alternatively the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) provides counselling and group work, support and information, as well as a young people's service. They can be contacted on 01744 877 987 or via email support@rapecentre.org.uk

See the list of useful links for other websites, which may be able to offer you help and support.