What you can expect when you call
Our helpline number is 0800 33 4 55 00.
When you call the helpline your call will be answered by one of our specially trained female support volunteers. They are there to listen and support you to talk about whatever is on your mind.
We are here to listen to you and believe you 100%. We will never judge or question you.
We know it can be very hard to take that first step and call; we respect this and will never push you to talking about anything you do not want to.
We are here to help you explore your thoughts, feelings and what options you might have. We can give you information about those options, but we will never tell you what you should do. We will support you to decide for yourself what is right for you as an individual.
Our Helpline number is a free phone number.
Who can call?
Women and girls who are currently experiencing sexual abuse or harassment
Women and girls who have recently been raped or sexually assaulted
Women and girls who have experienced any of the above in the past, no matter how long ago it happened
Partners, family and friends of people who have been raped or sexually abused
We do not currently offer ongoing support to men who have suffered or are suffering sexual violence or sexual abuse. If you are a male survivor, we can signpost you to services which are better able to support you. Please call us if you would like more information.
Please see panel opposite for details of helpline times.
What if the helpline is closed when I call?
If you call outside the helpline hours you will hear a message explaining when the helpline is next open.
We have a 24 hour answer machine and you can leave your details if you wish to be called back when the helpline is next open. Please only leave a number if it is safe to do so. If we are unable to get hold of you at the next helpline session we will delete your details and you will then have to call back.
If you need to speak to someone when Lincolnshire Rape Crisis helpline is closed you can call:
Rape Crisis (England and Wales) Helpline: 0808 802 9999
Opening hours: 12 – 2.30pm and 7pm - 9.30pm (every day)