There are lots of ways you can support S.H.E. UK and support survivors.

How you can help

Trainee placement

We have a trainee placement programme which offers trainee therapists a chance to achieve their required academic practice hours and gain experience working with survivors of sexual abuse.

To apply please complete your details here


We are keen to welcome qualified counsellors to our services. Our charity ethos is based on offering long-term therapy, therefore a commitment of 2 years minimum is encouraged and recommended.

To apply for a volunteering placement please send an email to

Fundraise or sponsor us

If you are keen to fundraise for a good cause please get in touch! We would love to hear about your idea - every penny truly does count. As a local charity, we are always looking to build linkages and connections with local businesses. Please contact us to arrange a chat with one of our team.


There are a variety of ways to donate to SHE-UK

  • A one-off donation
  • By regular direct debit
  • Project-specific donation
  • Tax-free giving
  • Remember us in your will
  • Even whilst you are online shopping (see links below!)
  • We always welcome a fundraising event or two!

Donations through online shopping

Easy Fund Raising

Thousands of brands give back when you spend – turning your shopping to everyday magic’. Simply sign up and search for SHE UK, it couldn’t be easier!

Give as you live

Raise money for charity with your everyday online shopping’. Lots of big brands – shop and raise money from over 6000 stores. Sign up and search for us: S.H.E. UK (Supporting, Healing, Educating)

What survivors say

S.H.E. UK. is a UK Registered Charity based in Nottinghamshire that offers a holistic range of support services for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, exploitation, and sexual violence.

Our mission is to improve the lives of victims of childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence.

Our vision is that survivors are met with compassion and openness, in a world where childhood sexual abuse is exposed, tackled and not associated with feelings of shame.

We support. We empower survivors to rebuild their lives by providing long term, tailored support & development

We educate. We work with others to improve the support structures for survivors, by raising awareness, training and campaigning

We connect. We enable survivors to thrive, by connecting them to peer networks and wider support services in their community

S.H.E UK is a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and is committed to its Ethical Framework for the counselling professions.

Our History

S.H.E. UK was founded in 1998 by Jacqui Lewis and Ezzie Bainbridge, who discovered a severe lack of a holistic approach to the devastating effects of childhood sexual abuse. Jacqui is now a trustee. As the years have passed, our services have developed from a simple meeting of women with shared experiences to a range of services supporting all genders and non-abusing family members. From immediate telephone support, 1:1 therapy, self-development courses and our weekly female SHE-roes peer lounge group.

Our supporters