Our services

We provide a free, confidential and non-judgemental specialist support service run by women for women and girls who have experienced any form of rape, sexual abuse or sexual violence no matter where or when it happened. We provide emotional and practical support and information by helpline, email and counselling.

We believe you. We will listen to you and support you. You are not alone.


Helpline number: 0161 647 7559

Alternative number: 0800 783 4608

Opening times:
Tuesday evening: 6pm to 9pm
Thursday evening: 6pm to 9pm
Sunday afternoon: 3pm to 6pm

If you would prefer to speak to a BME woman:

Helpline number: 0800 434 6484

Opening times:
Friday morning: 10am to 1pm

Live Chat

The Live Chat is open:
  • Tuesdays 6pm to 9pm
  • Fridays 11am to 2pm 

For more information, click here.

If you have opened the Live Chat page before the open hours and are waiting for the service to open, then you will need to refresh your page at the time the service opens (11:00am) in order to see the service is running.

Email Support

How do I email you? If you would like to receive emotional support from us by email, you can contact us at dorothytrc@hotmail.co.uk 

We aim to respond within five days and our average response time is currently three days.


We provide free one to one counselling with specially trauma-trained therapists, for women who have experienced sexual violence or abuse at any stage of their lives.

Counselling may not be beneficial for everyone. To assist you to make that decision, we arrange an assessment session to see whether we can support you, and for you to see if TRC can meet your needs.

If you are living, in Greater Manchester you can securely fill in this online self-referral form, or download the form and email it to counselling@traffordrapecrisis.com. We will get back to you within 14 working days.

Please make sure in your form or email, you tell us how you’d prefer to be contacted. Please also include a contact number, when you are available to take the call and if it’s safe to leave you a voice mail.

For further specialist support

Rape Crisis England & Wales

The Rape Crisis England & Wales support line is open 24/7 and available to any persons of any gender aged 16+ in England and Wales who has been affected by rape, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment or any other form of sexual violence – at any point in their life.

0808 500 2222


TDAS | Trafford Domestic Abuse Services

Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS) is a registered charity, offering support to individuals and families living or working in the Trafford area who are suffering or who have suffered domestic abuse. 

“We provide both intervention and prevention services and work in partnership with other voluntary organisations to support families across Greater Manchester.”

Contact TDAS on: 0161 872 7368

Refuge service: 07845 443 840


LGBT ISVA Greater Manchester

Independent Sexual Violence Advisors for LGBT+, providing support and information to people who have experienced Sexual Violence and Abuse.



The UK’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) anti-violence and abuse charity.


We Are Survivors

A survivor focused voluntary sector organisation that aims to create and facilitate safe spaces for male (including trans and non-binary individuals) survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation across Greater Manchester providing to access quality assured support.


Feedback on our services

We welcome feedback on all aspects of the services we provide.  Please email us at traffordrapecrisis@googlemail.com or write to us at our PO Box address at:

Trafford Rape Crisis
Unit 314 Peel House
30 The Downs
Altrincham WA14 2PX

We take complaints very seriously and have a formal complaints procedure.  For more information, please contact us via email in the first instance