Talon: Support Services
If you have been a victim of rape or sexual assault and want to report it, please contact:
- Greater Manchester Police on 101
- In an emergency always dial: 999
- Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111 (to report crime anonymously)
Alternatively, you can speak to a support agency for help and advice:
St Mary’s provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault (whether recently or in the past). Services are offered on a 24-hour basis and if you do not wish to report the matter to the police, you can refer yourself. The police will not be contacted without your consent.
St. Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre
York Place, Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9WL
Tel: 0161 276 6515
This is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused.
Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Wednesday 6-9pm, Thursday 6-9pm)
Office number: 0161 273 4591 (open Monday to Friday, 10am –4pm)
This support service helps Greater Manchester residents cope with the effects of crime by providing confidential support, counselling and information to victims and to witnesses attending court. They also provide support in the community and a separate waiting area in Magistrates and Crown Courts.
The services are free, confidential, independent of the police, courts and Crown Prosecution Service and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.
Victim Support’s national telephone supportline on 0845 30 30 900
Offers support and counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, regardless of when the event happened.
Provides information, support and counselling for men, who have been raped or sexually abused.
UK National Helpline: 0845 122 1201 (Monday & Tuesday between 7pm and 9.30pm or Thursday between 12pm and 2:30pm)