We don’t currently have any groups planned, however if you are interested in attending group support please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can keep you updated.
In the past, we have run groups like Girl Up in autumn 2019, which was for girls aged 14-16 who have experienced sexual violence of any kind. We have also run support groups for mothers of children who have experienced sexual violence.
The women and girls who have taken part in our previous groups have told us how rewarding it was to meet other people who were able to understand their experiences and become lifelong friends. They have said that it helped them feel less alone and even made it easier to let go of negative coping strategies.
If you have any questions or would like to put yourself forward for future groups, please contact email@example.com or call 01223 313551.
You don’t need to tell anyone anything about your experiences if you don’t want to – it will always be your choice what to say and who you say it to.
You may find it surprisingly helpful and rewarding to be a part of a group, even if it does sound a little bit intimidating at first. The other people in the group can become part of your ongoing support network and previous groups have described making lifelong friends with the other group members.
It is especially helpful to hear how other people have approached different problems in their lives, as it can provide different perspectives. It might feel like you’re the only one struggling and it can be a relief to realise that you’re not alone in how you feel.
If you do want to have one-to-one support, you can contact our counselling co-ordinator to ask if you are able to refer into our counselling service.
Anyone who defines as a woman will be offered the use of any support groups we may run. In line with Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre’s current policy on women-only space, anyone who does not identify as a woman will not be offered group support, however every effort will be made to identify appropriate support groups for trans men and non-binary trans people.