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It has happened recently

If you have recently been sexually assaulted, raped, abused or harassed, this page can provide you with more information on what you can do next - if anything. 

Say it Loud is NOT a crisis helpline or centre, so if you need immediate support, please see below.

Local Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

You can go to your local SARC if you have recently been raped or sexually assaulted.

People who have recently been raped or sexually assaulted can seek private medical and practical help from SARCs.

You can also receive a forensic medical assessment if you think you might wish to report to the police.


This is the process in which a specially trained doctor or nurse gathers evidence from your body and clothing that may be used in court. You don't have to speak with the police if you go to a SARC. You should also have the option of choosing whether or not to have a forensic medical examination.

Rape Crisis Helpline

If you need information on what to do next, Rape Crisis England and Wales have a helpline in which you can contact them and ask for guidance.


If you are injured , you might want to get checked by a doctor, if it is not urgent, you can contact a nurse by calling the NHS on 111.

If you need urgent medical attention, then call 999 for an ambulance or go to your local A&E department.

Talk to Us

It can be really overwhelming to acknowledge if you have been raped or sexually assaulted and it may seem too much to visit a rape crisis centre or even speak to a loved one and that's where Say it Loud comes in! If you just need a space to get it off your chest, our trained volunteers are here to support you. 

Using our FREE chat-line on our Instagram, you can contact a trained volunteer between the hours 5pm - 8pm Monday - Friday.

Sometimes it's easier to talk to those who have experienced it, join our Facebook group to support and communicate with other survivors.

It can be overwhelming asking for support, so if you'd rather some space between to collect your thoughts, email our trained team who will respond to you in 3-5 working days.

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