If you have been raped or sexually assaulted
It is important to remind yourself that you are not to blame. Nothing that you have done can make a person rape or sexually assault you. You are not responsible for someone else’s actions.
There is no right or wrong way to respond in situations of sexual attack. Common feelings after rape or sexual assault include self-blame, guilt, fear, anxiety, shame and anger.
These are natural emotional responses and usually reduce gradually over time.
More information is available here.
When your safety has been violated, it is important that you begin to feel safe again and able to make your own decisions. For example, it is your right to take the process at Solace at your own pace, stopping at any time you feel you need to. If at any time you don’t understand what is happening please ask.
We can help
Solace is a place where you can come and talk in total confidence about the experience and receive much needed care and support from understanding professionals.
Our services are available for women, men and children. And we can provide help whether the police are involved or not.
You have done nothing wrong or anything to be ashamed of. So please don’t feel you have to carry on silently and bear it.
Share it with us. It’s the first step to making a recovery.