We have lots of information at the Compass Centre on sexual violence: coping with trauma, what to expect if you report, keeping safe online. Knowing more can help with understanding sexual violence, and what to do about it. We also have an extensive library of leaflets and books available that you can take home to help in this process.
Rape Crisis Scotland’s website also has lots of leaflets and information for survivors, friends and family.
We have put together a few self-help online resources on processing trauma, ways of coping and recovery. These have been selected by our workers, for survivors of sexual violence who are waiting for support. They include booklets, exercises to download, recommended reading, videos and apps. View our resources here.
During this time of social distancing and self-isolation, there are many feelings to navigate, good days and dark days. We have also included resources for survivors which look at managing anxiety, grounding techniques and about wellbeing.
We know how hard and frustrating it is to have to wait for support and we hope that these resources will be helpful and supportive. Our message is that recovery is possible, survivors survive – please don’t give up.
If you want to speak to, text or email someone, don’t forget that, Rape Crisis Scotland’s National Helpline is open 6pm – midnight every night on 08088 01 03 02, text 07537 410 027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Useful Contacts
You can also ring the Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline free on 08088 01 03 02. It is open every day from 6pm to midnight. You can also email: email@example.com The RCS Helpline is for anyone in Scotland (age 13 and over).
If you are under age 13 please phone ChildLine free on any time, day or night. You can also phone social work on 01595 744421 (weekdays) or 01595 695611 (overnight and weekends).
SHETLAND WOMEN’S AID
Free and confidential support to women and children affected by domestic abuse.
01595 692070 / firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact the National domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline Scotland: 0800 027 1234 (any day, any time).
VICTIM SUPPORT SHETLAND
Emotional support, practical help and information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime.
01595 744524 or 07541 858465 / email@example.com
SHETLAND SEXUAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING CLINIC
Advice, information, testing, treatment, contraception and emergency contraception,
Outpatient Department, Gilbert Bain Hospital, South Road, Lerwick ZE1 0TB
01595 743 000 and ask to be put through to the Sexual Health Clinic.
Open Monday evenings: 6.30 to 8.30pm
SOCIAL WORK (DUTY TEAM)
01595 744421 (office hours) / 01595 695611 (outwith office hours)
Tel: 101 (non-emergency number) or 999 in an emergency
Tel: 111 or visit nhs24.scot