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Specialist support services are available nationwide on

0800 88 33 00.


National network of specialist sexual violence support services – Toah-Nnest

If you or a whanau member wish to talk to specialist services nearest to you/them, follow the above link, click on your rohe on the map, from the tabs you may select your service. Services are available nationwide.

HELP- Support for survivors of sexual abuse 09 623 1700 (24 hour confidential phone line)

Email HELP at


This section details some of the options available to survivors of sexual abuse or rape and their whanau.

The circumstances that led you to this page are special to you. You may be a concerned parent, a young man who has experienced sexual violence, possibly someone who knows an offender. Whatever you need, getting good advice is a great place to start.

Rape and sexual abuse are often acts in which personal power to determine what is happening to one’s body is  taken away from the individual. What ever your situation you have the right to decide what you want to do about an assault. If you want to report the crime to the Police, you can. If you want to go to a doctor for a check-up, you can. If you want to get some support for what happened, you can. Read on to find out more about what options are available.


Find a sexual violence support centre near you

Feelings after an assault

How to support a survivor of sexual violence

Reporting to the police

Medical examination – Having a check-up, drug rape, gathering evidence

Going to court

Crisis support – What is it? Where is it? How can it help?


Accessing ACC counselling

Worried about someone’s harmful behaviour



Please feel free to contact us for more information.


If you are wanting to email us and you would like to keep the information private from others in your household, you can open a web-based email account for free (like hotmail, gmail or Yahoo) and get in touch from there.

Please note that this service is not an emergency service.  If you require immediate crisis assistance, please call your nearest sexual assault service.  If you are in immediate danger please call the Police on 111.