Rebuilding lives after sexual trauma

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It’s tough to talk about sexual trauma. As a survivor, you can start your journey now to manage your trauma. We are available during Covid19.

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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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Help survivors rebuild lives after sexual trauma.

Survive’s mission is to help survivors rebuild their lives, relationships and reach their potential by delivering specialist services.

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Speaking out for survivors of sexual violence

The team at Survive knows the devastating impact sexual violence can have on a person, their relationships and their ability to reach their potential. As the voice of survivors, we will challenge myths about sexual violence. We will strive to raise awareness in all communities of the signs, prevalence and impact of sexual violence including that which occurs between those who are or have been intimate partners. We will educate those in authority, in communities and in institutions to help them understand the pain of sexual violence so that they put survivor support and care high on their agendas.

We’re using Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2021 to challenge myths about sexual violence and highlight some facts and figures about the prevalence and impact of sexual violence.

In England and Wales, prosecutions for rape dropped to an all-time low of just 2,102 in the year ending March 2020. Only 1439 resulted in a conviction.

The Crime Survey of England and Wales indicates that tens of thousands of people are raped every year – most of which are not reported to the police and therefore never see the inside of a courtroom.

Somethings wrong. Somethings not working. Something needs to change.

Join the conversation and add your voice to thousands of people across the UK saying #itsnotok.

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 rebuild their lives, relationships and reach their potential by delivering specialist services.

Support for victims of sexual violence York

THE SURVIVOR - JANE

I was referred to Survive by my mental health social worker. I had become too ill to work.

Read Jane's story

Sexual violence support services York

THE SURVIVOR - SUSAN

I enjoyed my work with my church. As a lady in my 70s, I also enjoyed the compliments received from one of the priests.

Read Susan's story

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

Our latest news

1 February 2021

£30 for 30 years – Appeal launches as Survive reaches 30-year milestone

Read more about £30 for 30 years – Appeal launches as Survive reaches 30-year milestone

1 February 2021

Sexual Violence Awareness Week means challenging myths for Survive

Read more about Sexual Violence Awareness Week means challenging myths for Survive

1 February 2021

Survive will now support survivors of domestic violence – following agreement at its 2020 Annual General Meeting

Read more about Survive will now support survivors of domestic violence – following agreement at its 2020 Annual General Meeting

1 February 2021

Supporting survivors of institutional abuse

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Funders, supporters and partners

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