Experiencing sexual assault or sexual violence can affect how you feel, how you think, how you behave and how you see the world. Everyone responds in different ways; there are no right or wrongs.
The most important thing to know is that what happened was not your fault.
You have choices and there is support available.
This resource has been designed to help you explore a range of self help material that is available. Some of it is specific to sexual violence and others include some material which has been shown to be useful in terms of recovery and promoting wellbeing.
Please note as with any self help material it can trigger difficult thoughts, memories and feelings. Remember to be kind to yourself, and to seek further support and help if you need it.
Provides a whole range of information offering help and support; including lots of practical resources exploring some common reactions to sexual violence and ways to cope
which some people can find helpful
Support and information for LGBT+ around hate crime, sexual violence and domestic abuse