Information for survivors
WHAT IS SEXUAL HARM?
Our definition of sexual harm is very broad and includes any form of unwanted physical, verbal or visual sexual contact. It can occur in person or online. It may have involved one, two or more people. It may have happened once or many times.
The impacts of sexual harm can be different for every person, and we are here to help you heal from its impacts.
INFORMATION FOR SURVIVORS
It’s ok if you do not identify as a ‘survivor’ or do not label what happened as rape or sexual abuse. It’s ok if you’re worried about something that happened last night or years ago; or if you are worried about something that happened to a friend and just want to talk things over.
We believe you. Your needs drive how we work with you. We will work with you as a whole person and will base our services around the support you want and need.
You are safe. Everything you tell us is confidential, and we will never do anything you are not comfortable with.
We support you to make your own decisions. You have the right to determine what is best for yourself and your own body.
Whatever you are feeling is ok. We recognise that the impact of sexual harm is different for each person and can affect every part of your life or affect you in ways you don’t expect.
We work with your strengths so you can heal; we will walk alongside you until you can walk confidently without us.
We value and nurture your relationships. You are welcome to bring your children or a support person with you when you visit us. We understand the importance of parenting and keeping your children safe. We can also provide support to your whānau if they need.