Empowering, Enabling & Transforming
Ending the secrecy, shame and blame of sexual harassment, abuse and violence
Working to Eradicate Sexual Violence
- Empowering individuals and organisations
- Enabling positive change through: assessment, intervention and support
- Transforming working cultures and lives
Purple Leaf is a trading name of West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC).
WMRSASC has been supporting survivors of all types of sexual abuse and sexual violence for over 30 years and provides a range of services including advocacy, therapy, online and a helpline service.
What we offer
Problematic and Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Purple Leaf provide advice, risk assessment and interventions for children and young people (aged five to eighteen) who have exhibited or are at risk of exhibiting harmful sexual behaviour.
Consultative Supervision and Therapeutic Support
Purple Leaf private support services. Our team will provide you with a consistent, agreed, safe and confidential space to talk about what you’ve experienced.
Education and Training
Purple Leaf provides accredited and non-accredited training and awareness raising sessions to professionals working in the sexual violence sector or aligned fields.
We also deliver our Purple Leaf Education Programme which provides 10 – 25 year olds with education and information designed to increase access to high quality sexual violence information and support.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 999
WMRSASC operates a helpline for survivors
01905 724514 (Worcestershire)
01432 344777 (Herefordshire)
The helpline opening hours are:
Mondays from 6.00pm till 8.00pm
Tuesdays from 1.00pm till 5.00pm
Thursdays from 6.00pm till 8.00pm
Fridays from 10.00am till 2.00pm
At any other time there is an answerphone that you can leave a message on if you want to, if you want us to ring you back please make sure you speak clearly and leave a number that is safe for us to call and speak to you on.
All of our helpline workers are specially trained to listen and talk to you about whatever you want to tell us. We might ask you some questions to try and help us understand how you are feeling or to help you talk about it. You don’t have to answer them if you don’t want to, whatever you want to tell us is completely up to you. If you need to hang up or don’t want to carry on talking for any reason, that’s ok, you can call us back another time.
If someone tells you they have been sexually harassed or abused at work
If you are working within an organisation you will have a process or policy to follow. It is important that you are honest about what you will do with the information that has been shared with you. The person who has disclosed to you needs to know that you are trustworthy and being honest about what will happen with any information that has been shared with you is an important part of this. Do not make promises you cannot keep particularly where this relates to safeguarding. Purple Leaf work within an empowerment model. This model focuses on being led by what the person making the disclosure wants you to do, providing them with information so that they can be in control (as much as possible) as to what the next steps might be. Belief, being non-judgemental and being genuine in your response to their disclosure are all vital aspects in your response.
Purple Leaf can provide you with support and guidance to help you with this process.
Purple Leaf is Trading name of West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre known (WMRSASC)
WMRSASC is a charitable company limited by guarantee in England & Wales - Charity Registration 1136677, Company Registration 07083844.
Registered office: Kendall Wadley Chartered Accountants, 71 Graham Road, Malvern, WR14 2JS (not part of WMRSASC premises)