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Synergy Essex , the Essex partnership of SERICC, Southend On Sea Rape Crisis and CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) provides a single point of access to support all victims and survivors of sexual violence and sexual abuse across Thurrock, Southend and Essex. 


We continue to offer our specialist sexual violence counselling and advocacy, using telephone and online methods during the coronavirus government measures.


During this difficult time, you may want to access some of the support and resources that are available for survivors of sexual violence and sexual abuse.


It's normal to feel anxious, upset or stressed during a crisis. We also know that survivors of sexual violence and sexual abuse may be facing further challenges during this difficult time.


Please contact us as usual:


Phone 0300 003 7777


Self-referral form for individuals, family and friends.


There is an easy to use online form for professionals wishing to make a referral.

Referral form for professionals.


As always, our specialist staff teams will ensure contact is made with the most appropriate support service that we offer.

web chat helpline


web chat helpline


Our webchat helpline provides online, text-based emotional support for women and girl survivors aged 16 and over. It is an anonymous and confidential service. 



All digital support services can be found on the Rape Crisis England & Wales website.