People who been affected by sexual violence can sometimes feel alone and isolated.
For some, hearing and sharing stories can play an important role in helping someone decide whether or not to access support, it can also support their recovery from trauma.
All of these stories and quotes have been written by survivors Safeline have supported. They may contain triggering material.
In order to protect the identity of survivors, images used are for reference only.
Female Survivor Counselling with ISVA
“I am a 60-year-old woman who has been supported by Safeline for more than twelve years”
“Following many years of torment, I faced up to the sexual abuse I had inflicted on me as a child and went to the police at the age of 32, some 23 years after the abuse began.”
It took Norman almost 60 years to tell somebody that he was sexually abused. 1 in 5 men have been raped or sexually abused, that’s #5MillionMen in the UK.
Online Counselling Story
“I contacted Safeline when I felt my life was going nowhere, I felt depressed and due to chronic fatigue not being able to work.”
Parent & Child Story
“Like countless others, we had never heard of Safeline and the work that it did, until the fateful weekend where our child was sexually assaulted.”
Safeline Helped my Friend
If you or someone you know has been abused contact Safeline for support.
Sanjit found it difficult to talk about his abuse until he discovered our online support service. He took the brave step of reaching out for help. 1 in 5 men have been raped or sexually abused, that’s #5MillionMen in the UK.