The Sexual Violence Program also provide information and support to partners, friends and relatives of women who have experienced sexual violence. The Sexual Violence Program is located in a purpose-build building that is safe and inviting to all women. You feel welcome and accepted as soon as you arrive.
Services & Referrals
Friend/Family Referral: If you are amaking an enquiry on behalf of someone else, staff will be able to answer your questions and provide any information that will be useful. However, they cannot proceed with an intake or book an appointment without first speaking to the victim/survivor. The first appointment: Your first appointment is a chance for you and your counsellor to meet and get to know each other. In this appointment your counsellor might ask you a few questions and get a bit more information about you and what support you might need.
The focus is really on what impact the experience of trauma is having on your life, not about having to share every detail about what happened to you. You don't have to talk about anything you don't want to talk about.
Depending on what your situation the counsellors may also discuss additional processes such as making a police report, how you can manage other people's responses to your disclosure, safety discussions and planning, and information on court support if that's something you are considering.