WMRSASC is a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors who have experienced rape, assault, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual attack, whether physical, verbal or emotional. The trauma caused by sexual abuse may not surface for many years after the event. We treat all calls equally, sensitively and confidentially, appreciating the courage required to break silence, overcome guilt and threats, and share the events of the past whether they happened days or years ago.

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West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre operates as Worcestershire Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WRSASC) within the Worcestershire area and as Herefordshire Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (HRSASC) within the Herefordshire area.

Our Philosophy

  • We are here to listen – not to work miracles
  • We are here to help a survivor discover what they are feeling – not to make their feelings go away
  • We are here to help a survivor identify their options – not to decide for them what they should do
  • We are here to discuss steps with a survivor – not to take the steps for them
  • We are here to help a survivor discover their own strength – not to rescue them and leave them still vulnerable
  • We are here to help a survivor discover they can help themself – not to take responsibility for them
  • We are here to help a survivor choose – not to keep them from making difficult choices
  • We are here to provide support for change

Our Aims & Objectives

  • to provide a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors in Worcestershire and Herefordshire who have experienced any form of rape or sexual abuse
  • to raise public awareness of the damaging and life-changing effects of rape and sexual abuse

In order to fulfill these aims, the objectives of WMRSASC are:

  • to provide a service which includes telephone, one-to-one and groupwork support
  • to provide a telephone support service for supporters of survivors
  • to provide information and advice to other individuals and agencies
  • to provide training and talks to external agencies in the local community
  • to recruit volunteers
  • to provide adequate training, support and supervision for staff and volunteers
  • to monitor and evaluate service provision and policies on a continual basis involving staff, volunteers and clients who use the service
  • to work with other individuals and agencies to further the aims of WMRSASC
  • to raise funds to meet the needs of the service
  • to identify areas of unmet need and take appropriate action.

West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre is an organisational member of the
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy