If you have been raped or sexually abused or are supporting someone else who has, you can contact Rape Crisis for help and information. It doesn't matter whether this happened recently or a long time ago. You can phone our helpline any day between 6pm and midnight free on 08088 01 03 02 to speak to someone in confidence.
We also offer a similar support service by email.
We have produced a range of publications including leaflets about Rape & Sexual Assault, Childhood Sexual Abuse, information for Parents & Carers, Friends, Partners and Young People, Drug-Assisted Sexual Violence, and Police and Legal Information. We have also just published a leaflet to help people who have been raped or sexually assaulted while they are abroad.
Rape Crisis Scotland also has a range of new self-care resources for survivors.
These twelve new leaflets offer information, tips and links on Self-harm, Dissociation, Sexual health, Flashbacks, Suicidal thoughts & feelings, Anger, Healing from sexual violence, Trauma, Nightmares & sleep problems, Panic attacks, Relationships, and Coping after sexual violence.
Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System
We have also produced a video entitled 'Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System' (overview here) - this is for anyone who is thinking about reporting a sexual crime or who has already reported and their case is currently in Scottish justice system.
The video includes interviews with key professionals and an overview of how to report and what you may expect at each stage of the process.
There is a subtitled version of the video for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing (overview here) and it is also available in Arabic (overview here), French (overview here), Polish (overview here), Slovak (overview here), Chinese (overview here), and Urdu (overview here).
Rape Crisis Scotland also runs a small and completely private Survivors’ Forum on Facebook. This was set up to provide a safe space for members to share experiences around sexual violence and offer support to one another. If you feel this is something that would be helpful to you and would like to find out more, please get in touch with us.