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Sexual Harm Service


10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


Sexual harm support, advocacy, information and prevention education for students and staff of the University of Otago.

Age: All students and staff of the University of Otago.

Region: Dunedin


We are a place of shelter to reduce the impact of sexual violence within the University of Otago campus communities. The centre is one unified space that provides sexual violence related support and education to all students and staff.

Services for Students:

  • Crisis intervention to survivors and their whānau, including a safety check and a personally tailored safety plan
  • Someone to listen
  • Referrals for resources on campus (e.g. Student Health, Queer Support, OUSA Support)
  • Referrals for resources off campus (ACC Sensitive Claims registration, Court Victim Advisor)
  • Accompaniment to Proctor or Police (if desired)
  • Discussion of options to help you stay at university
  • A safe space for all members of the university community
  • Support and guidance if you are caring for a friend

Click here to find out more.

Services for Staff:

  • Help staff to support students who have disclosed issues of sexual harm
  • Workshops on sexual harm (including Handling Disclosures of Sexual Assault for Staff Members)

Click here to find out more.

Prevention Education:

Flip the Script is an evidence-based sexual violence prevention workshop for women. Students learn to identify warning signs of sexual violence and coercion, explore and expand beliefs about sexual violence, relationships and sexuality, and learn practical physical techniques that can be used to resist sexual violence.

CommUNIty 102 is a workshop designed for first year Otago students in Colleges which looks at consent, potential pressures students might face and how they can respond to these. It is discussion based and puts the emphasis on how students can look out for each other and build an awesome community during their first year at uni.

Bringing in the Bystander is a workshop designed to empower students to be effective bystanders in their communities. It is discussion based, with students learning through real life examples so they can feel comfortable intervening safely in situations in their own lives.

Click here to find out more.

How to Access:

To make an appointment, call (03) 479 3790 or 0800 479 379. Email: 

Or come along during our walk-in hours (Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm). No appointment necesssary.

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in


No charges.


10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Above are our hours during semester. 

During Summer School and outside of semester, we operate 11.00AM - 2.00PM Monday to Friday.

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Otago Anniversary (21 Mar), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).

Services Provided

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

  • Support and counselling
  • Groups and programmes

Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development

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Dunedin - South Otago

Contact Details

5 Leithbank, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

  • Text

    021 278 3795

5 Leithbank
North Dunedin
Dunedin 9016

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Street Address

5 Leithbank
North Dunedin
Dunedin 9016

Postal Address

PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054

This page was last updated at 10:45AM on July 21, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Whare Tāwharau.