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Support for sexual harm

The organisations on this page can provide help and support for sexual harm.

Safe to talk

Phone: 0800-044-334

Text: 4334

Website: www.safetotalk.nz

Safe to talk is a free national 24-hour seven day a week confidential service for anyone looking for help to do with sexual harm.

Local support

West Coast police

Contact your nearest police station:

  • Emergency 111
  • Franz Josef (03) 756‑1070
  • Greymouth (03) 768‑1600
  • Granity (03) 788‑5060
  • Haast (03) 750‑0850
  • Hokitika (03) 756‑8310
  • Karamea (03) 782‑6801
  • Reefton (03) 732‑8500
  • Westport (03) 788‑8310

Website: www.police.govt.nz/advice/sexual-assault/what-can-i-do-if-i-have-been-sexually-assaulted

This page explains your choices after a sexual assault. It has written information and videos about topics like support services, medical check-ups and what happens when you go to a police station.

Cambridge Clinic

Phone: (03) 366-0067

Website: www.cambridgeclinic.co.nz

The Cambridge Clinic specialises in looking after people over 12 who've been sexually assaulted. It provides one-off medical services for people in Canterbury or the West Coast who've been sexually assaulted, whether recently, or in the past. It's a free service for men, women and teenagers.

ACC Sensitive Claims Unit

Phone: 0800-735-566

Website: findsupport.co.nz

Email: sensitiveclaims@acc.co.nz

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

Other useful contacts

Sexual Health Clinic

Contact the sexual health service doctor on Mondays, 2 pm to 6 pm on (03) 769‑7400 ext 2874.

Contact the clinical nurse manager or sexual health nurse from Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am to 4 pm on (03) 769‑7877.

For urgent advice, or when the above are not available, contact the Canterbury DHB Sexual Health Service on (03) 364‑0485.

All the above can provide a free sexual health assessment, treatment, advice and counselling.

Rape Prevention Education (RPE)

Website: rpe.co.nz

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

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. Last reviewed September 2019.

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