We want to hear from you
We’re consulting with people who have come to RSVP for counselling, or are waiting for counselling at RSVP. We want to know what difference counselling is making for you, how we can do things differently and improve our support for survivors. Survivors are at the centre of everything we do, and so your thoughts and contributions are really valuable.
We want to talk with you about the experience of waiting for counselling. Waiting times are long, and they’ve been increasing. We know how difficult it can be to wait for your one-to-one support to begin and so want to think of ways we can reduce waiting times. We also want to talk about people’s experience of counselling.
Long waiting times are sadly affecting survivors all over the country, as reported in the media last year https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/dec/11/sexual-assault-counselling-victims-services-demand-unprecedented-funding
We are organising some focus groups so people can talk about these issues in person. Anyone (over 18) who has accessed counselling from RSVP, or is waiting for counselling, can take part. They will take place in Birmingham city centre on
Wednesday 20th February 3.30-5pm
Thursday 21st March 1.30-3pm (straight after our monthly coffee morning)
Tuesday 26th March 6-7.30pm
If you would like to take part in a focus group, please contact Sarah Lafford 0121 643 0301 firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you would like to give feedback but cannot attend a focus group, there’s an anonymous online survey. We’d love to get as much feedback from survivors as we can…