To join the group, you must also:
- Live in England and Wales.
- Be aged 18 or above.
- Be able to work in a group with other people who may have had very different life experiences to you.
- Be willing to listen to other people with kindness and without judgment.
❗ Please note: Members of the group will never be asked to share any personal details that they don't want to share. However, it is likely that the group will have to discuss difficult topics related to sexual violence and abuse in order to carry out its work.
How much time will you have to commit?
Around 5 hours or less a month. This will likely include:
- A monthly group meeting (usually online).
- A one-to-one debriefing call with a staff member from Rape Crisis England & Wales following the group meeting.
- A monthly reflective space for members of the group.
- Preparing in between group meetings (this might involve reading or thinking).
What are the benefits of joining the group?
- Be given training on ways of working well as a group and on sharing your experiences with each other safely. You will also be given ongoing support with using these skills.
- Have expenses covered and be rewarded for your time. This will be in line with government benefits and tax and asylum-seeking guidelines.
- Have the chance to meet new people.
- Be helping to make the 24/7 Support Line a better service for other victims and survivors.