I’m LGBT – can I join the groups?

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.

I’m not sure about being part of a group – can I have one-to-one support?

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.

Who else is in the group?

The group size varies depending on which group is running, but they are usually between 6-12 other women and girls who have been through similar experiences to you.