Manchester Rape Crisis
Manchester Rape Crisis (MRC) is a confidential support service, run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused.
MRC was set up in 1976 by local women
as a grass roots response to the lack of appropriate services for women
who had been raped or sexually abused. Today MRC
continues to support women who have been raped or sexually abused,
including women who have been or are involved in sex work.
MRC has a telephone helpline service,
which provides advice, information and support to women and girls
surviving sexual abuse. The helpline also provides a signposting
service for male survivors and offers information and advice to
friends, partners and other family members supporting survivors.
MRC offers a free face-to-face counselling service for women over 17 who have experienced rape or sexual abuse.
offers a weekly therapy group on a Wednesday evening facilitated by
trained counsellors. it provides an opportunity for women to meet
together for peer support, within a supported environment.
MRC also runs group work for women who have completed counselling but who wish to access further support.
The group work is aimed specifically at developing confidence and looks at issues around body image and self assertiveness.
The group also provides a social network for women who may be isolated and vulnerable.
MRC is based in a local women’s centre.
Women who access the services of Manchester Rape Crisis can access
other activities at the centre such as drop-in groups, educational
classes and alternative therapy groups.
MRC also offers informal support and
advocacy to women; for example, we are involved in supporting asylum
seeking women who have experienced rape and torture in their home
MRC is a vital charity, which aims to support, believe and listen to women who have been raped or sexually abused.
MRC has been a registered charity since 1979 [Reg. Charity No.
509771] and is a member of the UK Rape Crisis Federation.
Our Patron : Dr Kate Cook
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