• Amethyst Sexual Assault Referral Centre


    Bryn Eirias Close

    Off Elian Road

    Colwyn Bay

    LL29 8AB

    Tel: 01492 805384 / 0808 156 3658

    Disabled Access: Yes

    Email: BCU.Amethyst@wales.nhs.uk

    Website: http://bcuhb.nhs.wales/health-advice/sexual-health-advice/amethyst-sexual-assault-referral-centre/


    Amethyst is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for North Wales, where a range of specially trained professionals provide help, support and information to adults, children and young people who have been raped or sexually assaulted in North Wales. 

    They work in partnership with the police, health and third sector voluntary services to ensure that victims of these crimes have access to the best possible care, however they are independent from the Police and criminal justice process.

    How can they help? 

    - They can explain the various options that may be available to help you make the right decision for your situation.

    - If you have been raped or sexually assaulted you can speak confidentially with a specially trained member of staff at the SARC about the options available to you.

    - They can arrange a forensic medical examination if the assault has happened within the last seven to ten days. Sometimes it may be helpful to have a forensic examination even if the assault happened longer than ten days ago. 

    - They can help by explaining the criminal justice process.

    - They can offer support through our specially trained Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAS). You do not have to make a report to the police to access this support. 

    - They can offer a sexual health screening for sexually transmitted infections here in the SARC or refer you for an appointment locally. 

    - If the police investigation progresses to court, our Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) and Children and Young People Sexual Violence Advisers (CYPSVAs) can support you through the process.

    How to access the service?

    To make a referral, you can contact the Amethyst Sexual Assault Referral Centre on telephone number 01492 805384 or email BCU.Amethyst@wales.nhs.uk (monitored during office hours only).

    After you have made contact, the Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) will aim to make initial contact within 5 working days.

    You can speak with the service confidentially about your options, they will only breach confidentiality if you or someone else is at immediate risk. They would also have to breach confidentiality if there are child protection concerns.

    Due to sensitivity and the nature of the way the service works they do not operate a drop-in service, please call to arrange an appointment. 

    For further information, access the website.

    Is this service available in Welsh?: The Health Board welcomes correspondence and telephone calls in Welsh or English. The website can also be translated into Welsh by clicking 'Cymraeg' on the desired webpage.

    Out Of Hours Access Arrangements: Emergency out of hours service provided.

    Last Updated: 30 June 2023 10:58 by NHS 111 Wales

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  • Normal Opening Hours

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  • Services Offered

    Service does: Appointment Required
    Service does: Referral Needed
    Health professional or other agency referral accepted.
    Service does: Self-Referral Accepted
    Service does: Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
    Service does: Sexual Health, Sexuality & Pregnancy
    Service does not: Bank Holiday

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Send: From NHS 111 Wales: Amethyst Sexual Assault Referral Centre - 1-3, , Colwyn Bay, Tel: 01492805384/08081563658, Website: bcuhb.nhs.wales/health-advice/sexual-health-advice/amethyst-sexual-assault-referral-centre/