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Rape Crisis North East

Rape Crisis North East (RCNE) is a dedicated professional counselling service available to women, men and teenagers who have suffered as a result of Rape, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault and Child Sexual Abuse within the North East Region of Ireland.

We are here to provide you with a range of intervention support including; advocacy, information, court accompaniment, garda accompaniment, accompaniment to sexual assault treatment units (S.A.T.U.), counselling support and crisis intervention.

Our services include:

  • North East free phone counselling helpline

  • Crisis support and intervention

  • Individual counselling & therapy for adults

  • Individual counselling & therapy for teenagers 14+

  • Help for families and friends of survivors

  • Practical information and support

  • Court attendance and accompaniment

  • Medical accompaniment to SATU – (Sexual Assault Treatment Units)

  • Garda accompaniment & Victim Impact Statement support service

  • Community outreach

  • Talks and information

  • Advocacy – speaking up for the rights of survivors of sexual violence.

Please refer to our services for further information


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Helpline Training Opportunity 2016

     Become a Volunteer Helpline Counsellor

Rape Crisis North East is offering you the opportunity to attend a Helpline Training Programme which will commence on Wednesday 14th September and finish on Thursday 20th October 2016.  The Helpline Training is funded by the Manuela Riedo Foundation.  The training is free and in return, we will ask you to commit to four hours of your time per week to provide telephone counselling support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

Venue:  Rape Crisis North East, The Great Northern Distillery Offices, Carrick Road, Dundalk

12 Day Workshops over 6 Weeks (Wednesdays and Thursdays)

RCNE Helpline Service is a “lifeline” for many victims of rape and sexual abuse who need to talk to someone who cares.  All our telephone volunteers are trained to listen, support and offer information and counselling support to callers who use the line. 

If you would like to become a helpline volunteer, please contact Rape Crisis North East and we will forward to you a Helpline Application Form.

Alternatively, you can download the application form here.

Phone:  042 – 9339491 / 1800 21 21 22 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for accepting applications:

Friday 26th August 2016 before 5:00pm.

Applicants must be at least 25 years of age.


How you can help Rape Crisis North East

Rape Crisis North East is a registered charity and a non-governmental organisation. In order for us to be able to continue with our much needed services, we rely considerably on the generosity of the public to assist with raising funds by organising fundraising events and making donations.

We would love for individuals or organisations to take on Rape Crisis North East as their charity. If you would like to raise money for our centre, but can't think of what to do, then take a look at the link below, there are lots of ideas that will inspire you! A-Z Fundraising Ideas >>


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 Become a Volunteer Helpline Counsellor 

Rape Crisis North East is offering you the opportunity to attend a Helpline Training Programme.
The Helpline Training is funded by the
Manuela Riedo Foundation.

Volunteer Helpline Application Form 2016

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