RoSA is a leading charity established 26 years ago offering confidential services for survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout Warwickshire and surrounding areas.
In 1991 a small group of local people identified the need for a totally independent support service for survivors of rape, sexual violence and sexual abuse living in and around Rugby. A small steering group was determined to support anyone whose life had been affected by rape or sexual abuse. In 1993 RoSA’s Constitution was formally accepted by the Management Committee, and RoSA was registered as a non-profit making charity with the Charity Commission. Over the years RoSA has grown considerably and now provides a comprehensive holistic service provision for the whole of Warwickshire.
Our core services include:
- Counselling for men, women, children and young people
- Culturally sensitive counselling is available
- Schools, colleges & university counselling service
- Support groups
- Parent support groups and awareness raising workshops
- Telephone helpline
- Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) providing advocacy, mediation, practical support and support throughout the criminal justice system
- Training and workshops – courses and workshops are tailored to suit the needs of the learner or organisation and include topics such as, CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation), POPSE (Peer on Peer Sexual Exploitation), Personal safety, breaking the cycle of abuse and Understanding Self-harm
- Lending Library
- Supervision and support for professionals working with survivors in any capacity.
Our outreach works include 4 initiatives:
- Brush Strokes Intervention – a young people’s art project, an intervention to tackle personal safety, sexual exploitation and peer on peer sexual exploitation; themes include the Grooming Process, My Boundaries -Your Boundaries, Understanding Safe Relationships, The Language we Use, Ethical Bystander, Staying Safe on Social Media, Sexting etc.
- Friendship and Health – support for women, designed to tackle isolation and address topics including, Mental Health (including depression, low mood and anxiety), alcohol and drug misuse, Personal Safety, my boundaries-your boundaries, Breaking the Cycle of Abuse, Confidence Building, Assertiveness Skills, Health screening, communication Skills, Healthy Relationships, Sexuality etc…
- Take Time 4 U – support for men, Breaking the Cycle of Abuse, Confidence Building, Assertiveness Skills, Health screening, communication Skills, Healthy Relationships, Sexuality, Personal Safety, Alcohol and Drug Misuse, etc…
- Tools for Change – drop-ins, and workshops designed to support survivors empowering and enabling them to develop and gain confidence/self-esteem, learn how to deal with anxiety and provide techniques and strategies for coping, change and goal setting.
We are highly professional team and we adhere to the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
RoSA is an Open College Network accredited Centre to levels 1,2 & 3 and provides a comprehensive training programme to equip Volunteers with the relevant skills necessary to meet the complex needs of our clients.
If you have been raped, sexually assaulted or have experienced the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, please contact us and rest assured that you will be treated with dignity, respect and in confidence.
Please browse through the links on our website as there is a lot of information that can assist you.