General Office Enquiries

Tel: 0161 273 4591 email:

We provide a range of confidential support services run by women for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. All services are for women over the age of 18. We prefer self referrals. A referral 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 for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. We also signpost male survivors and offer information and support to friends, partners and other family members.

(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 take your referral you are invited in for an assessment. When you are at the top of our waiting list you are assigned a counsellor. Counselling is reviewed after the first twelve weeks and continually every six weeks

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor


Most of the women who get help from MRC do not want to contact the police and we support them in this decision.
However if you are thinking of reporting your experiences to the police our ISVA can support you making in making the right decision for you. She can also continue to offer support, advice, information and advocate for you as you go through the criminal justice process.

Please email

Advocacy and Practical Advice

MRC has two advocacy workers who provide practical support around issues such as benefits, tribunals and health assessments; housing and homelessness; immigration.

Please email

South Asian Women’s Group


MRC offers a weekly group specifically to address the needs of South Asian women to build confidence and develop peer support.

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 our centre in Ardwick. 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