Sheffield specialist counselling & therapy services for female survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Sheffield Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (SRASAC)

  • Helpline staffed by trained volunteers: Tel: 0808 802 0013 for opening times
  • Counselling for women and girls from age 13
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advocates, for adults & children (see below)

Eva Therapy Service (delivered by Vida Sheffield)

  • Counselling & trauma focused CBT and group work for women and girls affected by abuse, from age 16
  • Tel: 0114 275 0101

Sheffield Women’s Counselling & Therapy Service

  • Counselling, psychotherapy and group work for women and girls affected by abuse, from age 16
  • Tel: 0114 275 2157

Domestic & Sexual Abuse Helpline for Sheffield

The helpline (0808 808 2241) is the start of the pathway to a range of domestic abuse services in Sheffield, depending on someone’s needs and level of risk. The services mainly work with people who have experienced abuse within an intimate or a family relationship.

Support services for Sheffield students & staff affected by sexual harassment or assault

University of Sheffield

  • Student Advice Centre drop-in at SUSU (also a hate crime reporting centre) University of Sheffield Central Welfare & Guidance (CWaG), Student Support & Guidance Office, Level 6, Students’ Union Building
  • 0114 222 4321 | email:
  • Further details can be found on this dedicated website:

Sheffield Hallam University

SOUTH YORKSHIRE specialist services for female or male survivors of sexual abuse and assault 

Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service

Barnsley Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Service

Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service

Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs)

All the local services above have ISVAs – victim-focused advisors to work with victims of recent and historic sexual crimes including:
  • advice on counselling and other services available
  • advice on the process involved in reporting a crime to the police
  • support to take their case through the criminal justice process, if they choose to do so
  • support to access the Sexual Assault Referral Centre to collect evidence

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for South Yorkshire

SARCs offers free support and practical help to anyone in South Yorkshire who has experienced sexual abuse. The service is completely confidential and you don’t have to give any personal information, or report to the police, to get help – ring 24/7 for appointment:
  • immediate health assessment and support for the client and significant others o access to follow up services for ongoing medical, psychological, and social needs
  • direct access or referral to an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) based at: Hackenthorpe Lodge, 126 Occupation Lane, Sheffield S12 4PQ
  • Direct number [Mon-Fri 9-5]: 0330 223 0938; 24 hr phone number: 0330 223 3193
Hub for referral to ISVA’s in other parts of South Yorkshire: 01302 341 572 or email:

SY Police Safeguarding Adults Teams
  • 1 for each district of South Yorkshire (formerly the PPU officers & Rape Investigation Team)
  • Officers available 8.00am–10.00pm every day
  • Sheffield SAT based at Snig Hill; Rotherham at Main Street; Barnsley at Kendray; Doncaster at Mary Woollett Centre
  • In emergency call 999 | otherwise via 101
Sexual harassment in the workplace

If you’re a woman experiencing sexual harassment at work, you can get free employment legal advice from the Rights of Women helpline: 020 7490 0152. Read more about the service on their website:

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