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

Sexual abuse is when one person forces another person into sexual behavior, without that person's consent. It is a type of sexual violence, which is any sexual activity without consent. This includes sexual assault (such as unwanted touching or rape) and sexual harassment (unwelcome or offensive sexual behavior).

If you’ve experienced sexual abuse, assault or harassment, you might be experiencing intense rage and fear, or you may feel numb. There are 1 hotlines in Staffordshire, England who support the victims of sexual violence. Consider getting some support if you recognize any of the following:

Examples of sexual violence:

  • Being used sexually in a way that is humiliating
  • Sexual abuse or assault from someone in your family (incest)
  • Someone making degrading or offensive comments about your body or sexuality, or using sexual terms and language in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable
  • Sexual photos or videos being posted online without your consent
  • Being exposed to a violent, hurtful sexual act without your permission
  • Being spoken to in a sexual way that you find offensive or degrading
  • Catcalls and whistles that make you feel uncomfortable or objectified
  • An organ or an object being put into your vagina (rape), or anus or mouth (sodomy), without your consent

Effects of sexual violence:

  • Bursts of fear, anxiety, and panic
  • Feeling depressed and hopeless, with suicidal thoughts
  • Changes (either loss or increase) in your appetite
  • Feeling as if everyone could see what happened to you
  • Feeling edgy and fearful, especially around people who resemble the abuser in any way
  • Losing trust in people in general
  • Not being able to fall or stay asleep
  • An urge to use alcohol, drugs, or gamble excessively

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.

Coping with the trauma of sexual violence can be even harder if you are trying to do it on your own. There is no right or wrong way to recover from the abuse. However, having someone to talk to in Staffordshire, England can make the process easier.

For free and confidential support with sexual assault, abuse and harassment, consider contacting a hotline in Staffordshire, England today.


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