Rape Crisis Scotland helpline (6pm-midnight):
08088 01 03 02 or text: 07537 410 027

STAR- support for young people

The STAR project offers confidential, emotional and practical support to young people, including all members of the trans community and non-binary people, aged 12 to 18 in Edinburgh and the Lothians, who have experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual bullying or circulating an intimate picture without your consent.

We are a team of support workers who have completed professional training in art therapy, sand tray therapy and/or counselling.

We offer face to face sessions where you can use the time any way you choose, and we can talk through what support we can offer:

  • An initial session to find out about your support needs. This will last up to 50 minutes.
  • Up to 16 further 50 minute sessions with the same support worker, in which you can talk and/or use creative materials to express yourself.
  • Group support (if a suitable amount of young people are interested in accessing this).
  • Up to 6 sessions of support to your family and close friends.

We also offer phone support sessions, text, email and group support.

We have support rooms our centre or we can also provide support in schools, colleges or local community venues that are located in a convenient place for you.

Our contact details

STAR project
17 Claremont Crescent
Edinburgh, EH7 4HX

Mobile: 07583 158 058 (please text or leave a voicemail message)
Email: star@ercc.scot
Facebook: Edinburgh RapeCrisis

Agencies can contact STAR on the details above to arrange a visit or to get leaflets about our service.

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