STARS Dorset are continuing to provide their vital services throughout COVID-19. We are increasing the hours of our Telephone Support Line throughout this period and both our Counselling and ISVA service will continue to support clients. Read more
Those wishing to access any of our services can either ask a professional they already receive support from to refer on their behalf or make a self-referral. Read more
STARS Dorset is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. Read more
At STARS Dorset all our services are provided free of charge, one of the only ways this is possible is through donations. Every donation however small can help make a huge difference. Read more
STARS is a pan-Dorset charity that offers one to one support, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life.
STARS Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service is free and confidential. It provides practical and emotional support, information and guidance to anyone who lives, works or studies in Dorset and who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life.
STARS Counselling service provides one to one, trauma informed counselling, free of charge, for anyone of any age or gender who lives, works or studies in Dorset and has experienced any form of sexual violence at anytime in their life.
At STARS we provide a dedicated counselling and a specialist Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service for Children and Young People in Dorset who have experienced sexual violence. All our Children and Young People's ISVAs and counsellors have been specifically trained to work with children.
Our Telephone Support Line number is 01202 308855
From Monday 23rd March 2020, we are increasing the availability of our Telephone Support Line (previously known as the Helpline). Our volunteers will be offering listening support to anyone who has been affected by sexual trauma.
A recent feature on STARS on BBC Spotlight about the work we do and the support we have continued to offer during COVID-19. Read more
We are looking for trustees to join our board. We're seeking those with a commitment to the purpose of the charity to help with strategic development. If you are interested please email our Chair, Victoria on [email protected] Read more
STARS Dorset has been chosen as one of the projects supported by the Aviva Community Fund. We have set up a Crowdfunding page, our FIRST EVER, and we're asking the local community to pledge their support and help us raise funds to ensure our services are available to all those who need our support across Dorset during these unprecedented times. Read more
To celebrate the one year anniversary of our new name we are asking everyone across Dorset to do as many star jumps as they can in one minute for us on Friday 22nd May 2020. Read more
Have you always wanted to do a Sky Dive but never quite had the opportunity or perhaps the reason to do? Now might be your chance! We are looking for some brave fundraisers to join us on the Friday 17th July 2020 at Go Sky Dive near Salisbury and take on an ultimate challenge, a 10,000ft or 15,000ft sky dive and help raise vital funds for the charity. If you want any further information or to book your place please email [email protected] Read more
On the 10th October 2020 join our team of Fire Walkers at Highcliffe Castle to raise vital funds to support our work across the county. Join the team as an individual or come with a group for an amazing team bonding experience. For further information please contact Simone Gosden by email on [email protected] Read more