Helpline: 1800 234 900

Our Services

Freephone Helpline

The helpline is provided by trained helpline staff and volunteers, who can give you support and information.

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Counselling

We offer one to one counselling to both men and women who have experienced any form of sexual violence recently, or in the past. Counselling provides a space to help you gain a clearer understanding of yourself and your situation. Deciding and making a commitment to have counselling is a very powerful and life affirming choice. During the course of your therapy you will be looking at yourself, your relationships, and your life in general.

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Education

A Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Programme for Young People
The aim of this programme is to educate young people about all forms of sexual violence. Young people often struggle to name their unwanted sexual experiences as rape or sexual assault. Studies show that sexual violence is more likely to occur in a relationship or by someone known to the victim, which can often make it difficult for a young person to identify it as assault.  Also, commonly held myths that include, sexual assault must include physical force, result in physical injury, or is perpetrated by strangers in dark places, can diminish how they view their experience. 

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Awareness Raising

We take every opportunity to raise awareness and challenge perceptions about the causes and impact of sexual violence through talks and public events.

Support for Family & Friends

We at the Mayo Rape Crisis Centre know that sexual violence does not just affect the victim/survivor but also those around them. Because of this we offer information and possible support sessions for partners, family members and friends so that they may better support survivors.

 

The Mayo Rape Crisis Centre was established in 1994, and aims to provide a free, safe and confidentail space for anyone  who has experienced any form of Sexual Violence at any time in their lives. Our philosophy is informed by the values of equality, empowerment and inclusiveness. All our staff and volunteers are acredited to Rape Crisis Network Ireland.

 

You, Your Data, Your Rights

Your name, age and your life story is personal to you. It`s your data. You have rights over your data. We are committed to keeping you data safe at all times. We respect your right to privacy and your right to make informed choices about how we collect, hold or use your personal data. You have a right to know what we collect and what we do with it. You can ask to see your personal data which we hold. You can check your personal data is accurate and if it is not, we must correct it. You can withdraw your consent at any time for us collecting your personal data. You can ask us to delete your personal data. Contact our Data Collection Officer: Loretta McDonagh on 094 9025657

"Through Love, all pain will turn to medicine"

Latest News

  • VHI Dublin Women`s Mini Marathon

    If you are running/walking/jogging or even crawling in the VHI Dublin WOmen`s Mini Marathon would you please consider doing so in aid of the Mayo Rape Crisis Centre to help raise badly needed funds. Please ring us on 094 9025657 for sponsership cards and t-shirts. Many thanks Read More
  • Soroptimists International Castlebar

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre gratefuly acknowledges a €200 donation to the service from Castelbar Soroptimists International. Their continued support for the Centre is truly appreciated by the staff and the clients. Read More
  • Director of Services interviewed on Midwest Radio

    Director of Services interviewed on Midwest Radio

    Our director of services Loretta McDonagh interviewed on MidWest Radio recently. http://midwest.radica.com/talk/mwrtalk.mp3 Read More
  • Thank you to Soroptimist International Castlebar!

    Thank you to Soroptimist International Castlebar!

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre gratefully acknowledges the amazing fund raising done on their behalf by Soroptimist International Castlebar. At their recent Christmas Catwalk Extravaganza they raised the staggering amount of €6,500 for the centre. This money was raised to help us restore and develop our Outreach Services in the County. Read More
  • Surviving sexual abuse

    Surviving sexual abuse

    For almost a decade Hannah (real identity has been changed to protect her privacy.) was supported by Mayo Rape Crisis Centre (MRCC) towards her recovery from sexual abuse and violations that started when she was just eight years old and didn’t finish until she was 18 years old. Now in Read More
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