This week marks Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence
Awareness Week which is the UK's national week to raise awareness
of sexual abuse and violence and to provide an opportunity for any
organisation or individual to engage in dialogue.
What is Sexual Assault?
'Sexual assault' is a term
often used to describe any kind of sexual violence or activity
(including online) that was unwanted or involved one or more of the
manipulation, bullying, intimidation, threats, deception and/or
Some types of sexual violence
Many of the myths surrounding sexual assault can make those who
have experienced it feel as though they are somehow to blame.
You are never to blame for any sexual assault that
happens to you. 100% of the blame lies with the perpetrator
Some important things to remember about sexual assault are:
Local support available
RSACC's confidential, anonymous and local Emotional Support
services are available to any survivor who lives/works or studies
in Darlington or County Durham and has been directly or indirectly
affected by sexual violence.
You can contact them on 0300 222 5730 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More information can be found at
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have working for you at DMH.'
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