General Office Enquiries

Tel: 0161 273 4591 email:

We are women who provide confidential support services for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. Apart from our helpline all services are for women over the age of 18. The helpline is open to all ages. We prefer self referrals (this means that you can contact us directly). It only takes a few minutes and you don’t have to go into detail about why you need our services.


0161 273 4500

Open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm; Wednesday and Thursday evening 6pm – 9pm.

In times of panic, stress or crisis, we offer a listening ear, information and support. We also offer information and support to friends, partners and other family members. If you are a male survivor we can signpost you to other services.

(Our number shows as ‘Withheld’ when we call you, but please note that if you call us, our number will appear on your phone bill.)

Free counselling

We have a team of experienced and highly trained counsellors who offer weekly, face-to-face counselling sessions.

Once we receive your request, we invite you in for an assessment. We will match you with a counsellor when you are at the top of our waiting list.

Counselling is reviewed after the first twelve weeks and then every six weeks.

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor


Thinking of reporting your experiences to the police? Our ISVA can support you in making the right decision for you.

She can also offer support, advice and information as you go through the criminal justice process, and speak on your behalf.

Please email

Advocacy and Practical Advice

MRC has two advocacy workers. They can support you with issues such as benefits, tribunals and health assessments; housing and homelessness; or immigration.

Please email

South Asian Women’s Group


MRC runs a weekly group for South Asian women where you can build confidence and get support from your peers.

Please email

Student Service

07874 694600

MRC offers a counselling service specifically for students of the universities or colleges in Manchester. Counselling is time limited.

Please email

MRC Coffee Mornings

We hold drop in sessions every first Tuesday of each month between 11am and 2.30pm at the Pankhurst Centre. This is not a therapy group, but an informal get together.

We make food, arts and crafts, do gardening, raise awareness and learn from each other. If you’re interested or would like more details email