Hampshire - Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

The ISVA role was commissioned by the Home Office Violent Crime Unit in 2005.  An ISVA offers practical and emotional support to survivors of sexual violence, regardless of whether they have decided to report to the police or not.

The ISVA is an independent, non-judgemental and confidential service, working closely with relevant agencies to ensure you get the advice, information and support that you need.  ISVA support can take the format of either face to face visits, telephone contact or both, depending on what you feel comfortable with.

The ISVA can let you know about your options, help you access relevant support services and will support you through the legal process if appropriate.

The ISVA service is not a counselling service, however if you would like to access a counselling service then the ISVA can suggest where you can find specialist support.

The Hampshire ISVA service can be contacted, Monday - Friday between 8am - 4pm.  There is an answer phone available at all other times, please leave a message and we will call you back.

The ISVA service is not a 24 hour service, or a crisis helpline. If you require immediate support out of hours please use the contact numbers below:

Emergency numbers:

Police 999 if in immediate danger
0845 045 45 45 if a non-emergency
24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline Free phone 0808 200 247
Winchester Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling 01962 868688 / 864433 (Tues & Thurs 6.30pm -9.00pm)
Basingstoke Rape Crisis 01256 423 890 ( Tues, Weds & Thurs 7-9.30pm)
Portsmouth Rape Crisis 02392 669 511 (Mon 1-3pm, Weds & Fri 7-9.30pm)
Southampton Rape Crisis 023 80 636 313 (Sun 7-10pm, Tues 10-4pm & Thurs 1-4pm)
Treetops (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) - 02392 210 352 (Mon - Sun 8-6pm
National Rape Crisis Free phone: 0808 802 9999 (everyday 12-12.30pm & 7-9.30pm
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90

01962 868 688 or
01962 864 433


11.30am - 1.30pm
Tuesday Evening:
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Thursday Evening:
6.30pm - 9.00pm

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