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Safer Futures Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Recovery Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over...


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The Womens Centre Cornwall Rape and Sexual & Domestic Abuse Helpline provides free, compassionate and confidential support over...


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The helpline line is provided for women suffering domestic abuse/ sexual violence or have historically.


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Are you a victim of sexual abuse, assault or harassment? Get free, confidential support from a hotline in Cornwall, England

If you are in Cornwall, England and were in any way forced or coerced to perform an activity of sexual nature, then you are a victim of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is a form of sexual violence. Sexual violence can also be sexual assault, such as unwanted touching or rape, and sexual harassment, which is unwelcome sexual behavior.

If you’re struggling with sexual abuse, assault or harassment, there are 4 hotlines in Cornwall, England you can contact. Everyone’s experience is unique, as well as the path towards recovery. However, hotline volunteers could help you for free if you are experiencing or have experienced:

Examples of sexual violence:

  • Repeated unwanted sexual attention or advances, including in your workplace or by your employer
  • An organ or an object being put into your vagina (rape), or anus or mouth (sodomy), without your consent
  • Being forced or coerced to have sex without protection from sexually transmitted diseases
  • Being filmed or photographed nude or in a sexually explicit way without your permission
  • Being exposed to a violent, hurtful sexual act without your permission
  • Sexual photos or videos being posted online without your consent
  • Rape by more than one person (gang rape) or rape by the same person over a period of time (serial rape)
  • Being kissed or touched without your consent or being made, by coercion or force, to touch or kiss someone

Effects of sexual violence:

  • Minimizing the abuse as not being as severe as someone else’s
  • Feeling depressed and hopeless, with suicidal thoughts
  • Feeling unsafe and scared that it would happen again
  • Not being able to fall or stay asleep
  • Avoidance of anything that reminds you of the sexual abuse
  • Feeling as if everyone could see what happened to you
  • An urge to use alcohol, drugs, or gamble excessively
  • Having nightmares about the sexual abuse you experienced

Everyone deals with sexual abuse, assault or harassment differently. You may find yourself trying to cope with it in a variety of ways. However, it is perfectly natural that it takes time to heal. It was a traumatic experience, and it might take a lot of support to recover.

If you’re struggling with finding meaning in what occurred to you, talking to hotline staff in Cornwall, England might help you calm your thoughts and emotions and find a path forward. You don’t have to be alone on your journey toward recovery.

Consider contacting a hotline in Cornwall, England right away for free, private help with sexual abuse, assault and harassment


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