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The STAR Centre offers free and confidential support to anyone aged 13+ (women, girls, men, boys and those who identify as transgender or non-binary), of any ethnicity who has experienced any type of sexual violence at any time in their lives.

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Did you know you can set up monthly donations to the STAR Centre? Here's how: 
 ๐Ÿ’œ Head to our website and open the donate button. This takes you to our Kindlink Page.
 ๐Ÿ’œ Tap the donate button
 ๐Ÿ’œChoose how much & how often you'd like to pay 
Once you confirm all your details and payment information thatโ€™s you set up!
Join us for a FREE online training session on spiking awareness, organised by NHS Ayrshire & Arran Addiction Prevention & Service Support Team. This session is open to anyone living or working in Ayrshire who wants to learn more about understanding and preventing spiking.

Spiking is a serious issue that can have dangerous and lasting effects on individuals. By gaining a better understanding of spiking, we can take important steps towards preventing it from happening in our communities.

Don't miss this valuable opportunity to educate yourself and others on this important topic. Email ๐๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ญ@๐š๐š๐ฉ๐œ๐ญ.๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ญ.๐ง๐ก๐ฌ.๐ฎ๐ค now to secure your spot!
๐ŸŒˆ Embracing '2S' in LGBTQ+! 'Two-Spirit' represents the rich cultural diversity of Indigenous identities. Let's honour and uplift the unique status of two-spirit individuals, celebrating their resilience this Pride Month. โค๏ธ #Pride #LGBTQ #TwoSpiritVisibility
๐ŸŒˆ Celebrating 'P' in LGBTQ+! 'Pan' represents love without limits, embracing all genders. Let's honour the inclusivity and diversity of pansexual individuals this Pride Month. ๐Ÿ–ค #Pride #LGBTQ #PanVisibility
Please nominate us for the @benefactgroup Children and Young People special draw to give us a chance of winning ยฃ5,000!  Link is in our bio!
๐ŸŒˆ Celebrating the 'I' in LGBTQ+! 'Intersex' showcases the beautiful diversity in biological attributes. Let's advocate for recognition and support for intersex individuals in their identities this Pride Month. ๐ŸคŽ#Pride #LGBTQ #IntersexVisibility
Over the weekend we ran into some technical difficulties with our online referral (contact us) forms. If you attempted to fill in a referral form between the 14th and 16th of June, please get in touch again!
[Trigger Warning: Mentions of rape & sexual violence]

Today, on International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we remember and honour the countless women, girls, men, and boys in all their diversity who have endured conflict-related sexual violence. This day exists to raise awareness and to stand in solidarity against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, torture, and terrorism.

If you or someone you know has been affected, please reach out to The Star Centre on 01563 544 686 or starcentreayrshire.org. We are always here to support all survivors of sexual violence.

#InternationalDayfortheEliminationofSexualViolenceinConflict2024 #BelieveSupportEmpower #AnyBodyAnyTypeAnyTime
The STAR Centre are delighted to welcome our new Trustees: Holli Walker, Anna Hawkins, Vicky Paterson and Lainey McKinlay. Lainey has been so kind and taken the time to share her reasons for joining us in a blog post, click the link in our bio or visit our website to read more!
Calling all feminists with experience in HR or finance! We would love to have your expertise on our board of trustees ๐Ÿ’œ Visit https://www.starcentreayrshire.org/get-involved-volunteer/ for more information on how to get involved!
My experience of sexual violence happened a long time ago, can I still get support?

At the STAR Centre we understand how difficult it can be to first recognise sexual violence, and to feel able to get support. No matter how long ago your experience happened we will support you.
๐ŸŒˆ Exploring the 'Q' in LGBTQ+! 'Questioning' isn't just a phase; it's a journey of self-discovery and acceptance. Let's offer support and understanding to those on their path this Pride Month. ๐Ÿ’™ #Pride #LGBTQ #QuestioningJourney
๐ŸŒˆ Embracing the 'Q' in LGBTQ+! 'Queer' isn't just a word; it's a celebration of diversity and inclusivity. Remember, allies: only use it if it's been okayed by your friend, as it's still viewed as a slur by some. Let's honour the vibrant spectrum of identities this Pride Month. ๐Ÿ’• #Pride #LGBTQ #QueerVisibility
๐ŸŒˆ Celebrating the 'T' in LGBTQ+! 'Trans' isn't just a label; it's a journey of authenticity and self-discovery. Let's honour the resilience and diversity of transgender individuals this Pride Month. ๐Ÿค #Pride #LGBTQ #TransVisibility
This #GRTHM2024 The STAR Centre want to remind everyone that we are committed to providing a safe, inclusive space for everyone who needs us. ๐Ÿ’œ

If you want to learn more about Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller History Month, visit www.gypsy-traveller.org/grthm/

#AnyBodyAnyTypeAnyTime
Embarking on the journey through the criminal justice system as a survivor of sexual violence can feel like navigating a complex labyrinth of legal terms and procedures. It's a path fraught with uncertainty, where every turn may seem overwhelming and daunting. But in the midst of this confusion, you are not alone.

Our dedicated team of advocacy workers stands ready to be your guiding light through this challenging terrain. We understand that the legal terminology can be intimidating, the processes bewildering, and the sheer magnitude of the system overwhelming. That's why we're here โ€“ to serve as your unwavering support system, your allies in deciphering the intricacies of the legal realm.

From breaking down baffling legal jargon to facilitating communication with law enforcement and the courts, our mission is clear: to ensure that you, as a survivor, are empowered and fully informed at every stage of the journey. We believe in your strength, resilience, and right to justice.

For a comprehensive glossary of legal terms related to sexual violence and the criminal justice system, visit our blog. Click the link in bio to access it and arm yourself with knowledge. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of the system, step by step, until your voice is heard and your rights are upheld. ๐Ÿ’œ #SurvivorsSupport #LegalAdvocacy #AnyBodyAnyTypeAnyTime
To honour Men's Health Awareness Week, we've written a blog with 3 things we'd like male survivors to know. ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Ÿ”—Link in bio! 

#menshealthawarenessweek #NewBlog #AnyBodyAnyTypeAnyTime
It's Men's Health Awareness Week, we want to remind male survivors of sexual violence that they are not alone. Recovery is a journey that's not always in a straight line. However you are feeling you are always welcome at The STAR Centre. We're here to support you. ๐Ÿ’œ

#MensHealthAwarenessWeek #BelieveSupportEmpower #AnyBodyAnyTypeAnyTime
Did you know that our Advocacy Workers can advocate for you if your case goes through the criminal justice system? Find out more about the National Advocacy Project on the Rape Crisis Scotland website!
Our prevention workers are always dotting around Ayrshire providing education to young people on consent, relationships and sexual violence ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿš… If you would like us to visit your school, youth group, college or university please get in touch on prevention@starcentreayrshire.org
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