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

Regardless of whether you're a woman, man or child in Wirral, England, if someone has used coercion, power or force to make you engage in unwanted sexual activity, you were a victim of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is a form of sexual violence, which is any sexual activity without consent. Other forms of sexual violence are sexual assault, such as rape and unwanted touching, and sexual harassment, which is unwelcome 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 2 hotlines in Wirral, England who support the victims of sexual violence. Consider getting some support if you recognize any of the following:

Examples of sexual violence:

  • Sexual photos or videos being posted online without your consent
  • Being exposed to a violent, hurtful sexual act without your permission
  • Being used sexually in a way that is humiliating
  • An organ or an object being put into your vagina (rape), or anus or mouth (sodomy), without your consent
  • Being spoken to in a sexual way that you find offensive or degrading
  • Repeated unwanted sexual attention or advances, including in your workplace or by your employer
  • Catcalls and whistles that make you feel uncomfortable or objectified
  • Being kissed or touched without your consent or being made, by coercion or force, to touch or kiss someone

Effects of sexual violence:

  • A decline in your physical and mental health
  • Minimizing the abuse as not being as severe as someone else’s
  • Avoidance of anything that reminds you of the sexual abuse
  • Feeling unsafe and scared that it would happen again
  • Feeling dirty, damaged, and broken
  • Having flashbacks about the sexual abuse
  • Feeling overwhelmed with a range of emotions, like anger, fear, numbness
  • Having nightmares about the sexual abuse you experienced

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.

If you’re struggling with finding meaning in what occurred to you, talking to hotline staff in Wirral, 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.

If you feel like you might need support with your experience of sexual violence, try reaching out to a hotline in Wirral, England. It's free and confidential.


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