Trauma-informed support and counselling project for survivors of sexual violence

Organisation : Edinburgh Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
Grant Amount : £ 80,663

Our project will provide cost-effective trauma-informed support, information and counselling for 360 survivors of sexual violence (including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and sexual exploitation) in Edinburgh each year. It will provide a holistic range of services delivered by our highly skilled staff/volunteer support and counselling team, including a daily helpline, crisis support for victims of recent rape and/or sexual assault, longer-term counselling, advocacy, and support for family, friends and partners. The project will support survivors to improve health and well-being outcomes and will reduce health inequalities experienced by this group, working in partnership with key NHS services.