How we help
Help for you
Independent and confidential advice and support. We understand Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence and are here to help. You do not need to have reported the violence or abuse to receive our support
Help for someone else
Are you worried about someone? It can be very upsetting to discover that someone you care about is being hurt or abused. Find out how to help and support someone you care about
Children and young people
Specialist support for children and young people experiencing Domestic Abuse or Sexual Violence
“Having someone who was on my side and emotionally supportive was so important to keep me going when things were really tough.”
“My counselling sessions have been a lifeline; bringing back my identity and life I’d lost and had taken.”
What we do…
Professional Domestic Abuse Response, Advice and Support
We aim to make our service as accessible as possible to any person who is experiencing all forms of Domestic Abuse. Psychological, economic, emotional and physical abuse come from the abuser’s desire for power and control over intimate partners or family members. Although every situation is unique, there are common factors involved.
Professional Sexual Violence Response, Advice, Support and Therapy
We aim to make our service as accessible as possible to any person who is experiencing or who has experienced Sexual Violence and Assault. Have you been a victim of rape or sexual assault in the past? Whether your abuse happened last week, last year or 40 years ago, it’s not too late to reach out for the support you deserve.
Education and Training
We offer a range of expert education and training programmes and can create a bespoke programme of work to suit your requirements. Our evaluated programmes have been shown to have a positive effects in understanding and response to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.
News & Events
First Light to lead £7.2 million contract for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in Cornwall
South West charity First Light together with national children’s charity Barnardo’s have won a £7.2m contract to deliver vital services to support people in Cornwall [...]
BBC Children in Need has announced £118,964 in new funding to First Light to continue supporting its work with children aged five to 18 [...]
A South West charity that supports victims of rape and sexual abuse has strengthened its cover with the appointment of two new crisis support workers. [...]