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 .

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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. As the voice of survivors, we will challenge myths about sexual violence. We 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, helping them understand the pain of sexual trauma, the term we use to describe the long term effects of sexual violence, so that they put survivor support and care high on their agendas.

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluded that over a period of decades, children in England and Wales were let down by State and non-State institutions and subjected to the most horrific sexual abuse by people they should have been able to trust.

On Friday 20 October 2022, the final IICSA report outlined 20 recommendations to help protect children from sexual abuse, however, 12 months later, not one of these recommendations has been adopted in full.

Survive is using this one-year milestone to bring attention back to what needs to happen to stop current and future generations of children being subjected to sexual harm and what needs to happen to support adult survivors.

We have written to local MPs, including the Prime Minister, and asked that, as a starting point, the Government set up a Child Protection Agency and appoint a cabinet level minister for children.

If like us, you would like to see the IICSA recommendations implemented in full, then join our campaign to #ActOnIICSA.

Get involved by:

  • Posting images and comments using the #ActOnIICSA hashtag
  • Liking, commenting and sharing our social media posts
  • Writing to your MP. Click here for an example letter.

 

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

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Certificate from The Survivors Trust

14 December 2023

Specialist sexual violence agency, Survive, achieves TST accreditation

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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

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