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Referral & support agencies (sexual assault)

Local support agencies

Canterbury Police (03) 363-7400

Cambridge Clinic

The Cambridge Clinic provides one-off medical services for anyone in Canterbury or the West Coast who has been sexually assaulted, whether recently, or in the past. It is a free service for men and women, teenagers, and children. For advice, phone (03) 366-0067.


ACC will pay for up to 16 support sessions from an ACC-registered therapist for people who have been sexually abused. Use ACC's website FindSupport to help you find a therapist and for other information.

Sexual assault service providers in Christchurch

Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury

Phone: (03) 377‑5402



24-hour support and advice by phone for rape and sexual assault.

START Incorporated

Phone: (03) 355-4414



Specialist counselling for children, youth, and adults who have been subject to sexual crime, alongside support for their whānau. Also consultation and education.

Male Survivors Sexual Abuse Trust

Phone: (03) 377-6747



Providing one-to-one support, peer support, group peer support, and support for parents and partners of survivors.

Other useful contacts

Sexual Health Centre

Address: 314 Riccarton Road

Phone: (03) 364-0485

Website: The Sexual Health Centre

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday 11 am to 7.30 pm

Free sexual health assessment, treatment, advice, and counselling.

Rape Prevention Education (RPE)

Website: Rape Prevention Education

RPE works in the greater Auckland area and nationally, to prevent sexual violence through education and health promotion and prevention activities.

It also provides support and information for those affected by sexual violence through telephone, print, and online media.


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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated November 2016.

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