Doncaster Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Service

Why We Need Your Help

Rape and sexual abuse are amongst the most extreme acts of human degradation. They are also amongst the most hidden crimes in our society and are far more prevalent than most people think. For example, did you know:

  • It is estimated that every day in Doncaster, 7 people experience a sexual assault (or attempted assault)
  • Almost 1 in 4 women (23%) will experience sexual assault as an adult
  • Approximately 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys experience some form of child sexual abuse

The impact of these assaults can be devastating for the individual involved. Their experience very often leads to mental health issues including, for example:

  • Anxiety attacks, flashbacks and nightmares
  • Feelings of guilt, feeling dirty or ugly
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Self harming

Professional support really can help people to manage their feelings and move on with their lives. It can also help to bring the perpetrator to justice. We need your help to deliver these services. To find out more about the prevalence and consequences of sexual abuse, visit our Resources section.

Before having counselling I felt lost and alone. Now I feel as though I’ve been listened to and have the strength to make decisions about my own future.

— Tanya | Aged 46
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