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Support For Male Survivors

    Support For Male Survivors There are an estimated 2 million adult male survivors of sexual abuse in the UK, and approximately 12,000 men are raped in England and Wales alone every year. Despite these figures, however, male focused services for survivors of rape, sexual violence, abuse or exploitation are significantly less than services just for female survivors. Male survivors are typically not taken as seriously by professionals when

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Sponsored Zip Wire 2016

              This morning 14 people faced their fears and jumped off down the zip wire on Bournemouth Pier to raise awareness for male survivors of rape and sexual violence! Because of their bravery and dedication to gain sponsorship, they raised over £300 for DRCSC, all of which will be going towards improving the services we offer men and boys who have had any traumatic sexual experience in their lives.

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Fun Quiz Night

Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre are holding our annual Quiz Night and Raffle on Saturday 14th May at 7pm at Parkstone Yacht Club! Tickets are £10 and include a 'Sailor's Supper' dinner. The options for food are: - Chicken Curry - Beef Lasagna - Vegetable Pasta Bake Any other specific dietary requirements, such as gluten or lactose intolerances, can be catered for if given enough notice. The raffle will take place whilst the quiz is being marked,

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How can ISVAs help me?

One of the services at Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre is our team of Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs). An ISVA can offer you both practical and emotional support, whether your experience is recent or non-recent rape, sexual violence or abuse, or childhood sexual abuse. For more information about accessing support you can - Email: ISVA.admin@dorsetrapecrisis.org Or telephone: 01202 308858

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Sponsored Zip Wire For Male Survivors

We are hosting a Sponsored Zip Wire on Monday 25th April at Bournemouth Pier from 10am - 1pm. This event is to raise awareness for male survivors of rape, sexual violence, abuse and exploitation, and to help us raise funds in order to support them. If you want to take part, tickets are £15 from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sponsored-zip-wire-tickets-23901144968 It is £10 to participate in the event and a minimum required donation

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BBC Radio Solent Breakfast in Dorset

Last Friday we were on the BBC Radio Solent Breakfast in Dorset show with Steve Harris talking about rape and sexual violence in the area and letting people know about the services we offer. One of the survivors we support did an interview with Steve the day before talking about her personal experience and how we have helped her. Emma* was very brave to tell her story. If you'd like to listen to her, and to our Fundraising and Marketing Assistant

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Wave 105 Cash For Kids

Yesterday Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre were invited to Harbor Heights Hotel in Sandbanks to give a short presentation about the Children's Welfare Fund. This is a project we intend to launch that will enable us to pay for a child or young person to have a snack and a drink during their sessions, and to help some of the older children with bus fare so that they can travel to their sessions more easily. Wave 101 Cash for Kids, together with

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Zoe Lodrick Sexualised Trauma Training Event

DRCSC are hosting a sexualised trauma training event with Zoe Lodrick once again next year. The event will take place on Wednesday 16th March 2016 from 10am - 5pm and will be held at Upton House Country Park. Booking a space is £75 per person, and includes lunch. Zoe Lodrick is a sexualised trauma specialist and experienced psychotherapist and is back due to the popularity of this year's event. For more information please contact 01202 308848.

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Telephone Helpline Christmas and New Year Opening Times

The Helpline will be open at these times over Christmas and New Year: Monday 21st - 1pm-3pm Tuesday 22nd - 10am-12pm Wednesday 23rd - 7.30pm-9.30pm Thursday 24th - 7.30pm-9.30pm Friday 25th - CLOSED Saturday 26th - CLOSED Monday 28th - CLOSED Tuesday 29th - 10am-12pm Wednesday 30th - 7.30pm-9.30pm Thursday 31st - CLOSED Friday 1st - CLOSED

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Children In Need Interview With BBC Radio Solent

On Wednesday 11th November 2015 BBC Radio Solent's Breakfast in Dorset programme on 103.8FM broadcasted an interview with Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre concerning the grant we received from Children In Need. If you wish to listen to our Service Manager and Volunteer Lead talk about how much the grant has helped the charity, you can use the media player below to listen to the full broadcast.       [audio mp3="http://www.dorsetrapecrisis.org/wp-content/uploads/Dorset-Rape-Crisis-Support-Centre-package.mp3"][/audio]

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