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Are you passionate about supporting survivors of sexual violence? We're seeking dedicated trustees to guide and support our rape crisis centre. Your expertise and commitment can help shape our vital services and advocate for change.

Join our team and be a voice for survivors.

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or send an email to lorraine.wood@rasamerseyside.org

Welcome to RASA Merseyside

(Rape and Sexual Abuse Support)

Rape is Rape

In any language!

Listen. Believe. Empower.

 

Welcome to RASA Merseyside

(Rape and Sexual Abuse Support)

RASA Merseyside is a voluntary organisation that aims to create and facilitate a safe place to enable you to work through personal and sometimes painful issues in relation to sexual violence.

We will listen without judgement. We will believe you without question. We are here to support you.

Get Help

Support for all

We work with Women, Men and Children we provide counselling and ISVA services. It is important that you understand that you are in control of your journey and that we will support you in it. Getting support can be difficult and you have made a huge step by accessing our website. Whilst it can be difficult it can also be life changing. We can help you to become the person that you want to be and not the person that you think others want you to be or the person you think you should be.

We are here to help you through this, towards recovery, wellbeing and independence.

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We are here to help you through this, towards recovery, wellbeing and independence. 

Get Help

Our Impact

 

Between April 2022 to March 2023 RASA received 2514 new referrals

1802 women 280 girls 340 men  36 boys  54 Trans/Non-binary

Initial Assessments Offered.

of clients were contacted within 72 hours.

counselling hours were offered.

hours of ISVA interventions were offered.

face to face sessions were completed with clients.

  • 'I value the insight you have given me into my own brain - it has really lightened things and allowed me to grow'
  • 'I have been able to talk so freely. I don't feel judged. I have felt so calm and peaceful. It has been such a release for me.'
  • 'I feel heard, I am able to speak my truth'
  • 'I thought it would always follow me like a dark cloud but it doesn't have a hold over my life anymore'
  • 'Being heard & validated'
  • 'I have learned not to blame myself'
  • ' I see everything in a different light, sleep well and have no flashbacks'
  • 'Your approach, it felt safe and gentle. Even though it was gentle its been powerful'
  • ' I feel like a survivor, totally changed my life'
  • 'Complete judgement free zone'
  • 'I learned to trust myself'
  • 'Being able to just 'be' in a session and I haven't felt pressured to talk. I can go at my own pace.'
  • 'I feel that I had been a piece of a jigsaw puzzle in the wrong box, and now I'm in the right box'
  • 'Communication was great and reassuring. It feels the wider community care exists. I'm not alone in this city.'

For a more comprehensive breakdown of what RASA was able to achieve over the past 3 years, please download and read our annual reports

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