When someone discloses any form of sexual violence, whether recent or in the past, it is never easy. Whether you are a friend, family member or professional, our advice in these circumstances is to tell them:

  • It took a lot of courage for you to tell me this; I believe you
  • Many survivors blame themselves for that happened, so please reassure them that it was not their fault
  • Let them know that you are there for them and that you can help in any way
  • Let them make their own choice and decision about seeking support or what to do next

Please feel free to call us if you need any information. Our helpline is available to supporters and professionals

  1. Freephone 1800 311511
  2. Email – info@rapecrisis.ie
  3. DM us on our social media

In addition, attached below are some publications and resource packs that might be of use

  1. Garda and Court Accompaniment Services
  2. Contact details for Rape Crisis Centres across Ireland  
  3. Guide to the Legal Process