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Sexual Harm Service

Today

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Description

Counselling and support centre for survivors of rape and sexual abuse, family, friends and whānau.

Whanganui Safe and Free - "Healing and Preventing Sexual Abuse in our Community"

Ages: All ages. Support is available to caregivers of children under 5 years

Region: Whanganui, Ruapehu, Rangitikei

Description:

We offer confidential counselling services for people who are recovering from the effects of rape or sexual abuse and kaiawhina support and advocacy for their families/whānau. 

We have one ACC Sensitive Claims counsellor in our Agency, and we also provide kaiawhina support for people who are waiting to be seen by local ACC Counsellors (outside of our Agency). 

We also provide preventative education to help our children keep themselves safe.

All services are FREE

How to Access:

Please note under Alert Level Red we are still available, still supporting our clients.  However, we are working differently, and contact will be by phone and zoom/video call.

We take self referrals or referrals from Police, and other health practitioners.

Call (06) 343 3416 

Email administration@whanganuisafe.org.nz

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

We are here to provide a confidential and professional service to you, in a non-judgmental and private and safe setting.

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Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?

Support and counselling, Groups and programmes

  • Support and counselling
  • Groups and programmes
Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need ACC counselling?
Advocacy

We are able to work alongside you to access other resources within the community such as Police, ACC, WINZ, legal advice, the courts and providers of medical services. If we are not the most appropriate service provider for you, we are happy to refer you to another agency. We are always happy to let you know the service options available to you.

We are able to work alongside you to access other resources within the community such as Police, ACC, WINZ, legal advice, the courts and providers of medical services. If we are not the most appropriate service provider for you, we are happy to refer you to another agency. We are always happy to let you know the service options available to you.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Wheelchair accessible toilet, Mobility parking space, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Online / virtual / app, Speak with women / wahine, Speak with men / tane, Child / Tamariki friendly, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Region

Whanganui

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

52 Nelson Street
Whanganui

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Street Address

52 Nelson Street
Whanganui

Postal Address

PO Box 4223
Whanganui 4541

This page was last updated at 9:22AM on February 9, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Whanganui Safe and Free.