Sexual violence refers to any sexual activity where consent is not obtained or freely given.
It includes physical acts, such as unwanted touching and unwanted sexual penetration. Sexual violence also includes acts that do not involve physical contact between the victim and the perpetrator—for example, sexual harassment, threats, and peeping. It also includes child sexual exploitation.
Coping with the impact of sexual violence:
How you recover is up to you but it is important to feel that you have got control in your life and keep yourself safe mentally, physically and emotionally.
You need to go get yourself checked out at a GUM clinic to ensure that you have no sexually transmitted illnesses.
One way of coping with feelings is talking about how you feel – this could be with a family member, a friend, a Helpline, a counsellor, in a support group – whatever you feel comfortable with.
Remember that you have options
Staffordshire Victims Gateway
For advice and support call us on:
Tel: 0330 0881 339
GayLife North Staffordshire
Tel: 0300 123 0970
Savana AGE 4+
24 hour message service: 01782 433204
They support all aspects of sexual abuse for anyone who has experienced or is affected by any form of sexual violence including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, ‘honour’ related violence and childhood sexual abuse, whether recently or in the past. Providing 1 to 1 counselling and working with social workers if required.
National Rape Crisis for England and Wales
SARAC: 01783 517185
Sexual Abuse And Rape Advice Centre. Sexual health counselling for men and women
- Cobridge: 0300 7900 165
- Ryecroft: 01782 427300
- Biddulph: 01782 427800
- Kidsgrove: 01782 427000
- Shelton: 0300 123 0878
- Meir: 0300 123 1452
- Blurton 0300 123 0971