Rebuilding lives after sexual violence

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We will listen to you. Be brave. Find your voice.

It’s tough to talk about sexual trauma. As a survivor, you can start your journey now to manage your trauma. Survive offers you appointments either face-to-face, online or on the telephone .

Our specialist services

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Help us reach more survivors. Volunteer, donate or fundraise.

Survive’s vision is for all who have experienced rape, sexual assault as adults or child sexual abuse to have access to the charity’s highly-valued services.

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FURTHER INFO

More about sexual violence and abuse, including facts & figures.

Knowing more about sexual violence and abuse can prevent the stigma and guilt that survivors often feel.

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Paddling for survivors

We're hoping to raise £4,000 for survivors by taking part in York Rotary's Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 14th July.

Survive is a local North Yorkshire charity, supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse. Last year, we delivered 4095 hours of support work, counselling, trauma and EMDR therapy to over 700 survivors.

We need your support to help more survivors rebuild their lives and relationships, and reach their potential.

As a last-minute team – we have just six weeks before the Dragon Boat Race on 14 July to meet our ambitious fundraising target of £4000!

Two thirds of what we raise goes directly towards Survive – the remaining one third goes to York Rotary and the Samaritans.

If you can, please sponsor our brave crew!

Our survivor stories

These personalised accounts – using different names to protect the identity of survivors – show how Survive helps survivors of rape, sexual assault or child sexual abuse to rebuild their lives, relationships and reach their potential by delivering specialist services.

THE SURVIVOR - JESSICA

When I look in the mirror I can now really see myself again – it has taken more than 15 years to do this. Survive’s EMDR therapy has changed my life.

Find out more about The Survivor – Jessica

THE SURVIVOR - JAMIE

Life is a journey. The work done with Survive significantly eased the burden I felt and helped me move on in my journey forward.

Find out more about The Survivor – Jamie

Sexual abuse counselling services York

THE SURVIVOR - DARREN

I was in my 40s when I reached crisis point and was unable to function. My trauma was so intense and severe that I had blocked it out.

Read Darren's story

Latest news

Femme Fortissimo perform at a charity concert, raising money for Survive.

29 April 2024

All-female brass band supports Survive once again!

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18 April 2024

We’ve secured a DRAGON…

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Certificate from The Survivors Trust

14 December 2023

Specialist sexual violence agency, Survive, achieves TST accreditation

Read more about Specialist sexual violence agency, Survive, achieves TST accreditation

Roses 2023 official charity partner is Survive, rebuilding lives after sexual violence

31 October 2023

Survive announces pilot pathway for student survivors of sexual violence

Read more about Survive announces pilot pathway for student survivors of sexual violence

Funders, supporters and partners

We're proud of the connections made. If you think you could make a difference, why not contact us?

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