There are many organisations to help survivors of sexual assault. Find out who they are below.
The Rowan is the regional Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Northern Ireland. Their professional, highly-trained team is here to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anyone can call—children, young people, women, and men who have been sexually assaulted. It doesn’t matter if it happened recently or in the past. The Rowan will listen, take you seriously, and offer you support.
The PSNI is responsible for investigating allegations of sexual assault. When you call the police on the 101, non-emergency number, you will be put in contact with a specially-trained officer, who will speak with you confidentially.
Nexus NI offer services and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence.
Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service.
Victim Support NI is an independent charity which helps people affected by crime.
The Helpline is a 24/7 freephone support service for all women and men who have been affected by domestic or sexual violence.
The NSPCC is the leading children's charity in the UK, specialising in child protection.
The Samaritans offer a safe place to talk for anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.
The QUB Students’ Union can help you with any health and wellbeing issues you might be having struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.
Ulster University Students’ Union can offer advice and support.