Testimonials and Getting Involved

When I took part in the research I found it very helpful to me. I was able to express my feelings and talk openly about emotions that I couldn’t talk to family or friends about. It made me reflect on my positive future. (Baseline interview, Dec 2019)

I was very interested in helping you with your Health and Wellbeing study because I have been affected in many ways by the way I was treated by my ex-partner….who is going to be charged. I spent some time in Women’s Refuge after I walked out from abusive relationship. I ended up with no money…no work, no roof over my head and had to try to rebuild my life again. I would love to help so no woman or man has to go through what I and many others affected by abuse had to go through. 
(6 month interview, Jun 2020)

I felt at ease throughout the interview even though it wasn’t easy to answer all the questions. I found this interviewer excellent and I was informed of my choices and told the procedure re confidentiality.  I look forward to the next interview as it was a nice feeling to take part in the Study. Also a great incentive with regards to be able to receive the £10 Amazon voucher for taking part. Overall 9/10!
(Baseline interview, Jun 2020)

This research is inviting over 1000 individuals who have attended SARCs in England to take part in our ground-breaking two year study, to ‘join a thousand voices for change’.
We will be asking you about your journey over a two year period to hear your voice, to help us understand and improve the care and support individuals, like you, receive. This is your opportunity to speak out and have your voice heard!

We would like to welcome people who have attended a participating sexual assault referral centre or SARC (see below) between August 1st 2019 and April 30th 2021 to join our research project. It is important that you are aged 18 years or older. For younger people we have a separate study, and please feel free to get in touch with us about this by emailing mesarch@coventry.ac.uk or phoning 02477 659367  or send a text to 07785939958.

You can find out more about participating by watching the videos below, or reading our participant information sheet.

Participating SARC Sites

The Blue Sky Centre
www.blueskycentre.org.uk / 0800 970 0370

Oakwood Place
www.oakwoodplace.org.uk / 01277 240620

Swindon and Wiltshire SARC
www.firstlight.org.uk / 01793 781916

Hope House
www.hopehousesarc.nhs.uk / 0300 4218400

Northumbria SARC
www.resachsarc.org.uk / 03333448283

www.horizonsarc.org.uk / 0800 970 0375

The Saturn Centre
www.saturncentre.org.uk / 0800 0337797

The Bridge
www.thebridgecanhelp.org.uk / 0117 342 6999

The Herts SARC
www.hertssarc.org /  0808 178 4448

The Elms
www.theelmssarc.org / 0800 1935434

The Glade
www.theglade.org.uk / 0800 9709377

SARC Teesside
www.sarcteesside.co.uk / 03333 44 8283

The Harbour Centre
www.theharbourcentre.co.uk / 01603 276381

www.solent.nhs.uk/sarc / 0300 123 6616

www.nhft.nhs.uk/serenity / 01604 601713

Juniper Lodge
www.juniperlodge.org.uk/ 0116 2733330