Sexual violence covers all forms of rape, sexual abuse and assault including childhood sexual abuse. Sexual violence can happen to anyone, male or female, from any class, age range or heritage. It effects everyone differently but common effects are flashbacks(unwanted thoughts or memories), depression/anxiety, PTSD, trauma, dissociation and panic attacks.
Survive are the only specialist sexual violence organisation for adults in North Yorkshire. They work with individuals 18+ in a number of ways including counselling, groups, emotional support and advocacy. A good first port of call for help or information around sexual violence in York and North Yorkshire is Survive’s website.