Internal and External Supports

We encourage you to avail of supports.

Because everybody reacts differently to sexual assault, it is important to choose the supports that would be of most benefit to you. As a service of the Sexual Harassment Office, the Sexual Harassment Advisor is available to help you decide which resources would be most beneficial for you and can help facilitate a referral to these supports. Perhaps medical attention is all you want to deal with right now and, in time, you may choose to also seek support from a counsellor or a crisis line. Perhaps you can't think about resources right now, and that's okay, but know they are available to you if and when you are ready.

Oakwood Place - Essex Sarc
Oakwood Place Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) offers free support and practical help to anyone in Essex who has experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence. Our service is completely confidential and you do not have to give any personal information in order to get help. If you would like to speak to someone we are available 24/7.

A national charity offering confidential help, advice and a range of Rape Crisis Centres around the UK.

A national charity providing advice and support to members of the LGBT+ community.

A specialist sexual violence and abuse charity led by the needs of its clients.

Women’s Aid
Women’s Aid is a national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

Men’s Advice Line
Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members).

Housing Support

Victim Support for Essex 0845-456-5995
After hours 0808-16-89-111

Synergy Essex  Sexual violence services
0300 003 777

Youth Concern Trust  Counselling for up to age 25
Call: 01279-414-090

Samaritans 24 hour suport warm line
Call: 116 123

Employee Assistance Program
24 hrs collect call

Harlow Occupational Health Services can coordinate private counselling as requested

Multicultural Women's Organization of Newfoundland & Labrador (MWONL)
(709) 726-0321

The Journey Project (Legal Support Services)
Contact the Legal Support Navigators toll-free at 1-833-722-2805 or e-mail