Confidential Helpline

For Helpline support please contact our sister centre Cambridge Rape Crisis. This is a confidential and anonymous emotional support service available to women and girls of all ages and backgrounds who have been subjected to, or are survivors of, any form of sexual violence.

If you are calling for the first time you will have up to 45 minutes (up to 30 minutes after that) to chat with one of their trained volunteers over the phone. During the session, the volunteer will create a safe space for you to talk, and they will listen to whatever you want to say, at your pace. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to begin. They will help you to find ways to express difficult feelings and talk about difficult situations, without offering advice or telling you what to do.

The Helpline number is 01223 245 888 and is open:

• Wednesday 7pm – 9.30pm
• Thursday 7pm – 9.30pm
• Sunday 10am – 12.30pm

Other Specialist Helplines

Rape Crisis England & Wales

The National Rape Crisis helpline is open daily, and reachable on:

Rape Crisis England & Wales – Live Chat Helpline

The Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) Live Chat Helpline offers a text-based service for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence.

The Live Chat Helpline operators are there are there to listen and offer you emotional support for up to 45 minutes. You can talk about what happened to you, how you feel, and any difficulties you are facing.

To access the service, or find out more information, including opening times, please visit the website.

RCEW website