PARCS - Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service

Description of service

Helplines providing information and emotional support for anyone aged 18+ resident in Portsmouth and South East Hants who has had an unwanted sexual experience. Support extends to friends, partners, family and professionals. The support line team can also offer support in relation to the difficult feelings commonly associated with sexual abuse, whether recent or historical. Further services include counselling, signposting and onward referrals for adult survivors of rape and/or child sexual abuse (whenever it occurred). Face to face counselling for women and men aged 18+ who live in Portsmouth City. Limited service for those living in SE Hampshire. Face to face counselling for young people aged 11+ who live in Portsmouth City and SE Hampshire. Outreach in Portsmouth community focused upon young people.

Key Focus

Support and counselling for survivors of sexual abuse/exploitation

Age Range

Counselling: 11+ Helpline: 18+

Opening Times

Helplines: Monday 1pm-3pm
Wednesday, Friday 7pm-10pm

Area Of Operation

Portsmouth, South East Hants


No charge

Referral Method

Self referral

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