The mission of the Rape Crisis Centre is to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of rape and other forms of sexual violence. Their work to prevent sexual violence includes research and policy work as well as awareness raising campaigns. They also deliver training for critical service providers to ensure that the needs of survivors of sexual violence are met.
When sexual violence does occur, the RCC is there to support those affected with a National 24-Hour Helpline, face to face counselling, accompaniment and referral services. They also provide training to professionals working in the area of trauma, as well as delivering sexual violence prevention programmes to young people.
They work to make women and children safe from domestic violence, offer support, provide hope to women affected by abuse and work for justice and social change. Over the course of 40 years the organisation has built up a huge body of experience and expertise on the issue, enabling them to best support women and children and share this knowledge with other agencies responding to women experiencing domestic violence.
Everything is free of charge and their staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide and people who are engaging in self-harm.
A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required.
They aim to educate and inform their readers about the importance of holistic wellbeing and how good health can be maintained, both physically and mentally.