If you need to talk, you can chat with one of our live chat volunteers during open hours.
It is an online service where you have up to 45 minutes to chat with one of our trained volunteers via text.
During the session, the volunteer will create a safe space for you to talk, and we will listen to whatever you want to say, at your pace. We will help you to find ways of expressing difficult feelings and to talk about difficult situations, without offering advice or telling you what to do.
We can ask questions and help you explore your options, and if you ask us for information about other forms of support, we can help provide this too.
Our live chat service is available for those who have been subjected to, or are being subjected to, any form of sexual violence and/or abuse, and who are:
- AFAB non-binary individuals
- individuals who have experienced oppression as women
This includes women and girls who are trans.
It doesn’t matter when this abuse happened, whether recently or a long time ago, we are here for you.
The service is for these survivors of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientation and who feel comfortable receiving support from a service that is run by women for women.
We are also here for woman, girl and AFAB non-binary supporters who are supporting these survivors, personally or professionally.
You can start a chat by clicking the green ‘Chat live with us’ at the bottom right of your screen.
You can end a chat with us whenever you like, by clicking the cross at the top right of the chat box, and the window will disappear.
There will then be an optional survey that you can complete (see ‘Can I leave feedback/make a complaint?’ in the Frequently Asked Questions section below).