Crisis Support

The crisis worker is there for you. They are highly skilled at supporting people who have experienced rape or sexual assault and will be your guide and advocate from the moment that you arrive at the St Mary’s Centre.

They will be the first person you meet and they understand that you have been through a major trauma and personal crisis. You may not be able to take in what is happening but they will be there to reassure you and provide you with the information that you need. They will take time to explain your options so that you feel involved and able to make informed choices. They can explain to you the process of the forensic medical examination.

They will be with you throughout the forensic examination if you choose to have one.

Our crisis workers are trained to listen to any concerns you may have and answer any questions. They will give you time to absorb and reflect on the information you are being given, so you understand and can make informed choices.

The crisis workers also offer a 24 hour telephone support service.

A day in the Life – information currently being updated.