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Northamptonshire’s sexual assault service provides ‘serenity’ to men, women and young people across the county

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Sexual assault can happen to anyone at any time, more often than not this can be caused by someone you know – which can make it even more difficult to comprehend.

Serenity provides a safe place for men, women and young people to receive both physical and emotional wellbeing support during this difficult time.

Recent statistics show that in 2019/20 there were over 179,000 sexual offences recorded by the police in the United Kingdom.

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted Serenity’s colleagues will offer you practical and emotional help, including what you want to do next and support you in your choices, providing you with support for as long as you require it.

Fay Wickett, Manager of Serenity, said: “No one should have to go through this trauma but we are dedicated to ensuring that our communities know that we are on hand to provide them with the support they need during this time – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Our colleagues provide a safe place for men, women and young people who have experienced sexual assault. We know how difficult it can be to speak to someone regarding this and our staff are on hand to provide the tailored care for those individuals.”

Individuals who have received support have commented that they “felt valued and safe” and “every aspect was dealt with compassion and sensitivity.” – No one should feel alone during this time; reach out for support today.

Anyone in Northamptonshire who has been sexually assaulted can call the team on 01604 601713 – someone is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (including all throughout Christmas) to provide immediate support and advice. There can be a lot of questions about this service and the process of receiving support, find out more by visiting: serenitynorthants.co.uk

 

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