Support from Moray Rape Crisis
We provide free, confidential, information, support and advocacy to anyone (age 11 and over) affected by any form of sexual violence. We can support you whether you experienced sexual violence recently or a long time ago, and whether or not you reported it to the police.
Our service is confidential. That means that we will not tell anyone you have contacted us, without your agreement, unless you or someone else is at serious risk of harm. We will explain more about this when you contact us.
We understand that it can be difficult to be anonymous in Moray. If you want to meet us, we can do this at a place or time which is safe for you and protects your privacy.
We are part of a network of rape crisis centres across Scotland. There are 17 centres across Scotland. We can arrange for you to get support from another centre if you would prefer to speak to someone outside of Moray.
If you are a friend, partner or relative of someone affected by sexual violence, we can support you too.
At Moray Rape Crisis, we support people of any gender, sexuality, race, disability & cultural and religious background. No matter when the abuse took place - recently or in the past - we can support you.
If you identify as LGBTI, you can find out more about our support for LGBTI survivors of sexual violence here.
WHAT IS SEXUAL VIOLENCE?
Sexual violence means any form of unwanted sexual contact. You may hear different words for the varying forms of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse or sexual harassment. Other forms of sexual violence include stalking, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, image based abuse and organised and ritual abuse.
Everyone is affected differently by sexual violence. There is no right or wrong way to feel. How you feel, and what you want to do, depend on your own experience.
NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT
Whatever happened, no matter what you were wearing or how you were behaving, you are not to blame. If someone has harmed you, it is not your fault. The person who harmed you is responsible.
How to contact us
If you are affected by sexual violence, you are not alone. You can contact us for support directly by phone, email or our website, or an agency or another individual can refer you. We will listen to what you say, believe you, and treat you with respect.
Our normal office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
- Call: 01343 550 407
- Email: email@example.com
Other useful contacts
You can also contact the Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline, each day from 5pm to midnight:
- Call: 08088 01 03 02
- Text*: 07537 410 027 (*mobile number may appear on your bill)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Webchat: www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk
If something has happened recently, you can contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS). This is an NHS service for anyone aged 16 and over which can offer healthcare and support after an assault. If you are unsure whether you want to report to the police, the SARCS service may be able to arrange for you to have a forensic medical examination without reporting to the police. You can self-refer by phoning 0800 148 88 88 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). More information in Polish can be found here.
If you are under 11 please phone Childline free on 0800 1111 any time, day or night. You can also phone Moray Social Work on 01343 563900. You can find out more about what Social Work do here
In this section
- Support from Moray Rape Crisis
- How we can help
- Rise Up: Support for Young People aged 11 to 18
- Side-by-Side: Support for People with a Learning Disability or Need
- Stop przemocy seksualnej (Polish Language Support)
- Advocacy Service
- Group Support
- Support for LGBTI Survivors
- Other help in Moray