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Hotlines are available in Northumberland, England for the victims of sexual abuse, assault and harassment. It's free and confidential.

If you are in Northumberland, 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 are a victim of sexual violence, talking about your experience with people who understand can help you recover. Seek free help from 2 sexual abuse, assault and harassment hotlines in Northumberland, England if you face:

Examples of sexual violence:

  • Being coerced, threatened or forced to perform any sort of sexual activity
  • Being spoken to in a sexual way that you find offensive or degrading
  • An organ or an object being put into your vagina (rape), or anus or mouth (sodomy), without your consent
  • Experiencing an attempted rape or sodomy
  • Sexual photos or videos being posted online without your consent
  • Being used sexually while you were very drunk, drugged, unconscious, or unable to say NO
  • Sexual abuse or assault from someone in your family (incest)
  • Being forced or coerced to have sex without protection from sexually transmitted diseases

Effects of sexual violence:

  • Feeling dirty, damaged, and broken
  • Feeling unsafe and scared that it would happen again
  • Minimizing the abuse as not being as severe as someone else’s
  • Feeling guilty about the sexual abuse
  • Not being able to fall or stay asleep
  • Losing trust in people in general
  • Engaging in self-harm or self-mutilation
  • Changes (either loss or increase) in your appetite

Everyone responds to experiencing sexual violence differently. It’s perfectly normal to go through very different emotions in a single day. Still, trying to cope with this on your own can be extremely difficult.

Surviving and recovering from sexual violence can be a very lonely process. Especially if you struggle with all the different thoughts and emotions that you’re having a hard time controlling. This is why reaching out to helpline staff in Northumberland, England could help you feel less isolated.

If you are ready to talk to someone about your experience of sexual abuse, assault or harassment, you can contact a hotline in Northumberland, England for free and confidential support.


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