meet the support mentors
The empathetic, compassionate and overall lovely people you will speak with through our chatline!
Hey I’m Abbey! I am currently studying Psychology at the University of York, and I am incredibly excited and proud to be a Support Mentor at Say It Loud. I wanted to join the team after discovering the amazing work and support they’re offering to survivors of sexual violence. I am extremely passionate about providing every survivor a safe space where they will feel heard and supported, as unfortunately this is not always easy accessible to a lot of victims. I have received training in responding to disclosures of sexual violence, and so I hope to use this knowledge to provide this support and make reaching out for help an option for all survivors, no matter their circumstance
Hi, my name is Libbie and I’m a support mentor at say it loud. I’ve recently finished a degree in criminology! My degree has taught me about the failures of the criminal justice system in dealing with victims of sexual violence, as well as the victimisation of women and the victim-blaming mentality that is so ripe within our society. It is so important that more discourse is created about sexual violence, most importantly to support victims, but also so society can work toward abolishing it. Say it loud’s work is so necessary as it provides a safe, confidential and informal place for victims to talk about their feelings and experience. I am passionate about supporting victims so I can enable them to get one step closer to healing.
Hey I’m Mia and I am support mentor for Say It Loud. I am extremely proud to be part of a team who’s main aim is to educate and support individuals about sexual violence. It is really important to listen and to provide a safe, confidential place for victims. I aim to be able to guide and support many others through their difficult times.
Hi my name is Jade and I am a support mentor for Say It Loud and a third year Psychology student at Oxford Brookes. I joined Say It Loud because I want to help survivors of sexual violence and listen to those who need support. I have training in disclosures of sexual violence and I want to provide a safe and supportive space. I am pleased to be part of such a rewarding team to end the stigmas surrounding sexual violence and victim blaming.
Hi, I’m Meg and I’m one of the new Support Mentors for Say It Loud. I’m a second year Psychology student at the University of York from South Wales. I am very excited to be part of a team working for such an important cause, and believe that as spiking incidents continue to rise, it is more vital than ever for individuals to have a safe space to feel heard. I am also very passionate about raising awareness regarding consent and the effects of sexual trauma, something I am also trying to achieve through my work with the Feminist Society.
Hey, I'm Joëlle, I joined Say it Loud as a support mentor because creating a safe space for all victims and survivors of sexual assault is incredibly important as it currently effects so many individuals. I am passionate about breaking down the myths and sterotypes that are embeded within rape culture. I'm here to listen and provide support to anyone effected by sexual violence, whilst raising awareness about a complex and stigmatised topic.
Hey, I’m Abbie and I’m a support mentor here at Say It Loud. I am proud and excited to be part of something I am passionate about. Alongside working towards eradicating the culture surrounding sexual violence, I want to use my personal experiences as a survivor to provide others with a a safe space.
Hey, I’m Tara and I’m a support mentor at Say it Loud. I’m about to go into my second year studying Psychology at the University of York. I’m so grateful and proud to be joining the Say it Loud team and assisting with the amazing work that they do. I have received training from them on responding to disclosures of sexual violence, and I am very passionate about using this to support survivors. Sexual violence and rape culture is a massive problem, and I want to help others realise that they are not alone, and to create a safe space where anyone can reach out for help if they feel they need it.
Hi I’m Freya! I am currently in my second year at university studying Psychology and Criminology. I joined the Say it Loud team after discovering them through social media after experiencing a life-changing encounter myself and they have helped me so much! So I felt this would be a great position for me to help the fight against sexual and domestic violence as well as the misogyny which still resonates through our society - something I have always been extremely passionate about. Ending the stigmas in rape culture is something of huge importance and Say it Loud is helping us to do that everyday. I am here to help in any way that I can with victims/survivors and I am privileged to be able to be part of this amazing movement!
Hi, my name is Juliet as I am based in Cardiff. I am currently studying a masters in Criminology at Cardiff University and I am hoping to pursue a career in supporting sexual assault survivors. I wanted to join Say it Loud as it is an incredibly passionate and safe platform which I wanted to be part of. I want to help survivors heal and educate others on the stigmas of sexual violence. I hope to create a safe and anonymous environment and be a source of help for those who need it.
Hi, my name is Darcey and I am a support mentor for Say it Loud. I’m a third year Psychology and Criminal Justice major at the University of Texas, which I am currently studying online. I have a deep interest in the psychological affect of trauma and the failures in prosecuting sexual assualts within the criminal justice system. I wanted to join Say it Loud because I am passionate about promoting awareness and empowering victims of sexual violence. I would like to help others and provide a safe, supportive space for survivors to be heard.
Hi, my name is Lottie and I’m a support mentor at Say It Loud. I am currently studying a degree in psychology with counselling, with the hopes to be a therapist specialising in sexual assault and violence. I also have training in responding to disclosures of sexual assault and violence. I joined Say It Loud as I think it is extremely important for there to be enough support and advice available for those who have experienced sexual assault and violence. I am so proud to be part of an organisation who is there to support survivors of sexual assault and violence.
Hi! I’m Lucy and I’m a Psychology student at the University of York! I’m incredibly proud to be volunteering for an organisation that strives to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment that supports individuals whom have experienced sexual violence, alongside being incredibly educational about the subject!
Hi! I’m Georgie and I just graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with a degree in Psychology. In the future, I intend to complete clinical training so that I can provide therapy for survivors but I don’t want to wait till then to help survivors feel heard, because society is silencing us now. You are not alone and we are here to listen.
Hi! My name is Dione, and I am a Support Mentor for Say It Loud. I have just finished my BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology at the University of Winchester, and I am continuing onto an MSc in Applied Criminology in September. After discovering the Say It Loud page on Instagram and seeing the crucial differences they make to people’s lives, I wanted to join the team. I believe it is important to provide a safe space for anyone who has been affected by sexual violence and raise awareness on the prevalence and stigmas surrounding rape culture. I am so grateful to be able to provide my support for this amazing movement.