If you have been raped, assaulted or abused - help is available. Bridge House is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre(SARC) in North Yorkshire providing a dedicated service for men, women and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted recently or in the past.
You will be able to discuss your options and receive support. You can contact Bridge House via their Home - Bridge House (bridgehousesarc.org) or by calling 0330 223 0362 24 hours a day, every day of the year . You will not be pressured to reporting to the Police but can discuss with Bridge House staff the options available to you.
Consent means giving permission or agreeing for something to happen. Both people need to give consent before having sex, otherwise it counts as rape. Remember, it’s always OK to change your mind half way through. That’s true whether you’re kissing, touching, having oral, anal or vaginal sex, or doing anything sexual. You should never feel pressure to do anything that you’re not comfortable with. This video explains consent really clearly.
If you only feel able to talk to someone confidentially, perhaps to help you decide what to do next, you can contact the NSPCC 24 hour helpline - tel 0808 800 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm, please phone the police 999
Rape Crisis - Tel 0808 802 9999
24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 200 0247 www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
YorsexualHealth - Counselling Service for rape or sexual assault but not for historical childhood abuse (see Survive York below). Go to our Counselling page or call 01904725427
Survive York - Office 01904 638813 Helpline 01904 642 830 http://survive-northyorks.org.uk/
Mankind - 08123 334 244 (for male victims of domestic abuse)
Victim Support - 0808 168 9111 www.victimsupport.org.uk
IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) - 0300 111 0777 www.idas.org.uk
Mountain Health - 0330 223 0099 https://www.mountainhealthcare.co.uk/
Police - 101-non emergency/999-emergency
Social care services - North Yorkshire: 01609 780780, York: 01904 551900, Out of office hours: 01609 780780