Young People’s Support

Young People’s Support

Who is the service for?

Our service is available to any young person between the ages of 13-25 who has experienced sexual violence. This includes rape, historic abuse, sexual exploitation, on-line abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment.

What does the support look like?

Counselling is a confidential safe place for young people to explore feelings and behaviours that are impacting on their lives. Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services particularly works with the effects of trauma caused by sexual violence.
The sessions are usually for 1 hour with a specially trained counsellor. The sessions are generally at the same time and on the same day.
Young people often say that they find it helpful to talk to someone who understands what they have been through, in a place that feels safe and non-judgemental.

Do my parent / school / college need to know?

No….We are a confidential service, you can call us yourself if you want to get support from us. We will invite you to an initial appointment where we will look more at your needs and what we offer to make sure the service is right for you.