Savana

Unit C, Metro Business Park,

Clough Street, Hanley, S-O-T ST1 4AF

01782 433204 / 433205

Email: info@savana.org.uk

Wed - Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Mon/Tue extended hours: 9am-8pm

Counselling

Committed to empowering survivors

Discover our Services

Savana offers a range of free counselling, ISVA and Youth Support services to anyone who had been affected by sexual violence from the age of 4 upwards and lives within the stoke on Trent area. Access emotional and therapeutic support through our BACP accredited counselling service, support within the criminal justice system and legal process through our ISVA Service and dedicated youth support for children and young people through our Youth Support practitioners who provide face to face support in schools, youth groups and the wider local community and online youth support service Talk to SAL.

Counselling

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.

 

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ISVA Service

Our ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) service is a vital resource for survivors of sexual violence in Stoke-on-Trent. Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) play an important role in providing specialist tailored support to victims and survivors of sexual violence. An ISVA is an adviser who works with people who have experienced rape and sexual assault, irrespective of whether they have reported to the police. 

How Our ISVA Service Can Support You:

ISVA’s can provide a range of practical and specialist support in the following areas:

  • Benefits
  • Housing
  • Education / Employment
  • Health
  • Support with Reporting  
  • Support through the Criminal Justice System
  • Liaising with other organisations  

Whether you need support understanding your rights, accessing additional support, or support through the criminal justice system, our ISVAs will stand by your side, ensuring your voice is heard and your needs are met.

To access our ISVA services, you can simply fill out our online referral form by clicking on the button below.

Once submitted, our services team will be in touch to arrange an Initial Options Appointment (IOA) to discuss available support and services.

Youth Support

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 practitioners are committed to empowering young people through initiatives like the project “Link” by Savana, we offer specialised courses like “Elevate”, “Man Enough” and “The Mix” to support in the area of relationship and sex education. 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

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’.

Through our live chat, SAL can also signpost you to specialist organisations that can provide additional support. Visit Talk to SAL today to access the support and resources available. Find support, guidance, and a listening ear at Talk to SAL.

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