Bumble to Offer Trauma Support For Sexual Assault Victims

Bumble has announced plans to offer free trauma support for users who report being victims of sexual assault.

The dating and social app will partner with Bloom, a remote trauma support service. It’s run by Chayne, a UK-based non-profit organisation run by survivors of sexual assault.

When a Bumble user reports sexual assault or relationship abuse to the feedback team, they will be provided with a code to access up to six free therapy sessions, as well as one-to-one chat support.

The service is due to begin later this year, with plans to expand to Badoo at some point during 2022.

Rachel Haas, Vice President of Member Safety at Bumble, said in a statement: “Safety has been central to Bumble’s mission from day one. We have always been guided by clear principles: empowering women and using Bumble’s platform and technology to create a safe and equitable environment for our community.

“As someone who has dedicated their life to supporting survivors, I know the enormous impact we can have on a person’s healing by providing them with access to the support they need and deserve. We’re proud to partner with Bloom to be the first in the industry to pioneer a trauma-informed and expert-led Survivor Resources Programme.”

Hera Hussain, Founder of Chayn, added: “The trauma caused by sexual violence can devastate survivors, but with the right support, survivors can heal and reclaim their lives.”

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