External services - Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
Saffron, formerly Sheffield Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service (SWCTS), is a specialist service providing free, confidential counselling and therapy services for women in Sheffield who have experienced abuse and/or trauma. Their main focus is on one-to-one therapy. Saffron also runs therapeutic group activities to help women to feel more in control in their lives, support themselves to manage stress, and feel good about themselves. Self refer by registering this way: https://www.saffronsheffield.org.uk/how-to-access-our-service
More info: https://www.saffronsheffield.org.uk/
Vida Sheffield is an independent voluntary sector organisation. They offer a variety of services which also include: Eva Therapy Service – trauma focused counselling and therapy for women and girls affected by abuse and trauma – both one-to-one and group work programmes. Eva Women’s Group – a crafts based support group for women who have experienced or are currently experiencing abuse. https://vidasheffield.org.uk/
IDAS is a specialist charity in Yorkshire that supports anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. The services they provide include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free and confidential 24/7 helpline on 0808 808 2241. IDAS also have teams of accredited specialist workers (IDVAs and ISVAs) who support people through the criminal justice system as well as providing emotional support and safety planning advice.
Domestic Abuse Coordination Team (DACT)
DACT has responsibility for domestic abuse services in Sheffield. The Sheffield Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 808 2241 is available Monday – Friday 8.00am – 8.00pm and Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm (excluding bank holidays). You can call the helpline to talk with an experienced worker and/or work through which services might work best for you. Out of these hours you can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline 24/7 – 0808 2000 247.
If you don’t want to speak on the phone or it is unsafe for you to do so, you can email the helpline on firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for advice and information. Search for help here: https://sheffielddact.org.uk/domestic-abuse/get-help/ .
More info: https://sheffielddact.org.uk/domestic-abuse/
Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (SRASAC)
SRASAC is a specialist service offering free and confidential support to anyone who has experienced rape or sexual abuse at any time in their life. Their services are completely confidential and independent of the police. In response to COVID-19, SRASAC is only offering support to clients via text, telephone or video call contact. They expect to continue with these new ways of working in the foreseeable future. To speak to someone from the N ational Rape Crisis Helpline call 0808 802 9999 from 12 noon – 2.30pm and 7pm – 9.30pm 7 days a week.
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