Sexual assault and abuse can happen to people of all genders, ages and sexual identities. You always have the right to say no to sex, even if you have previously agreed, even if you are in a relationship with that person. Assault can be any sexual act which you didn’t agree to.

The Havens are dedicated services for anyone who has experienced sexual assault. They are here to help you if you’ve been raped or sexually assaulted in the past 12 months. Their medical and emotional support services are confidential. That means they won’t tell anyone you’ve contacted them or been to see them unless you want them to. And you can use any of our services without involving the police. If you were assaulted more than 12 months ago, they can provide you with information on other organisations that can help.

Help and support is also available from our team. Please call 0333 300 2100 and ask to speak to a health adviser.

If you are in danger now call the Police on 999.

If you have severe injuries you will need to go to A&E.

If you need emergency contraception, or think you need PEP to reduce the risk of HIV transmission, please seek help as soon as possible. If we are closed, please seek advice from the Havens or go to A&E.

Visit our pages on Emergency Contraception and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) for more information.