Rape Crisis North East Helpline is a free confidential support service for anyone affected by sexual violence or sexual abuse no matter when or how it happened.
The Helpline is often the first point of contact. Many clients are referred to us by Social Workers, GPs, Legal Aid, Gardai, Educational Services or other professions. However, the majority of survivors contact us themselves.
The helpline provides you with the option to continue receiving telephone support or to make an appointment and receive one-to-one counselling with our experienced and qualified counsellors at our centre in Dundalk or at our outreach services in Drogheda and Castleblayney.
The helpline can also be used in between appointments or by clients who are unable to travel to our centres to receive one to one counselling.
The helpline is used as a support service for our on-going clients, for supporters of survivors or anyone who may have a need to talk about issues relating to sexual violence or sexual abuse. RCNE Helpline allows you to enquire into our accompaniment services where a trained member of our team will accompany you to the necessary service you require e.g. court, garda or medical service. It is a place where you can obtain information, ask questions, and to be sign posted to the appropriate service.
All calls are confidential. Callers have the choice of whether or not to share their real name or phone number with the helpline volunteer.
If you would like more information about our service or discuss any concerns relating to sexual abuse, please telephone us on our Freephone confidential helpline number: 1800 21 21 22.