Discover the comprehensive services offered by Savana, your trusted source of support and empowerment. From the healing power of our counselling services, where compassionate professionals offer one-to-one support in a safe and confidential environment to navigating the legal process with confidence through our specialized ISVA service.
We also extend our support to young individuals through our youth support program, offering invaluable assistance within schools and the community. And don’t forget to explore our innovative Talk to SAL platform, providing 24/7 digital support for young people up to the age of 25, covering a wide range of topics.
Savana provides free and confidential one-on-one counselling for survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Stoke-on-Trent. Our compassionate counsellors are dedicated to supporting you on your healing journey. We respect your choices and prioritize your well-being throughout the counselling process. Start by submitting a referral, and we’ll arrange an Initial Options Appointment (IOA) to discuss available support and services. Together, we’ll schedule your weekly 50 minute counselling sessions, offering a safe space to express yourself and find healing. Trust us to listen, believe you, and support you on your healing journey.
To access our counselling services, please use our online referral form, providing us with the necessary information to initiate the support you deserve. Together, we will navigate your healing journey, providing support every step of the way.
Learn more about the referral process and view our Counselling rooms
Our ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) service is a vital resource for survivors of sexual violence in Stoke-on-Trent. Our dedicated team of trained advisors is here to support you through the challenging process of navigating the criminal justice system. We understand the complexities and emotional impact of reporting a crime, and our ISVAs provide expert guidance, advocacy, and practical assistance every step of the way. Whether you need help understanding your rights, accessing support services, or preparing for legal proceedings, our ISVAs will stand by your side, ensuring your voice is heard and your needs are met. With our ISVA service, you don’t have to face the journey alone – we are here to provide unwavering support, helping you reclaim your power and move forward towards healing and justice.
To access our services, you can simply fill out our online referral form, providing us with the necessary information to initiate the support you deserve. We are committed to empowering survivors, promoting their well-being, and challenging systemic barriers.
Our Youth Support program is designed to provide dedicated counselling and support to young individuals within local schools, youth groups, and the wider community. Our experienced youth support practitioner is committed to empowering young survivors of sexual violence and abuse, offering a safe space for them to heal and grow. Through initiatives like the project “Link” by Savana, we offer specialised courses like “Kickin’ It with Confidence” to boost self-esteem and resilience. Schools and youth groups can access our comprehensive brochure below, detailing the range of services available. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of young survivors, providing them with the support they need to thrive. Download our brochure today.
If you know a child or young person (under 16) who could benefit from our counselling or ISVA services, we encourage you to use our professional referral form to make a referral.
Talk to S.A.L (Support. Advocacy. Live Chat) is an innovative online platform designed to provide a safe space for young individuals to seek support and guidance. Initially developed to support those under 16 in Stoke-on-Trent, the project has experienced tremendous growth since its launch. We now extend our support Nationwide to young people up to the age of 25 and offer weekly parent and carer sessions to address concerns about supporting a young person.
Talk to SAL offers 24/7 access to digital support and self-help resources focused on coping strategies and building resilience. There is also live chat feature that’s available weekly Mon-Thu, where young people can engage anonymously with our trained practitioners, discussing topics such as healthy relationships, consent, online safety, gender identity, sexuality, peer pressure, bullying, exploitation, or anything that’s on their mind. ‘Click here to view live chat times’.