R.E.A.C.H – (Rape Examination Advice Counselling Help) - Services for Women and Men aged 16 and over
R.E.A.C.H opened in September 1991 to provide a free, confidential counselling, support and advice service for women (aged 16 and over at the time of the assault) who have been subjected to an attack of a sexual nature. It was initiated by Northumbria Police and their Women Doctors Scheme to respond to clients needs. Since January 1998, staff at‚ R.E.A.C.H. have been able to extend the remit of this service to include men aged 16 and over at the time of the assault.
R.E.A.C.H. provides an appropriate environment for the the gathering of forensic evidence, when this is required, and the follow up support and advice which has so often been requested.
Please contact us for further details of our services.