Sexual Assault Support
If you or someone you love has been impacted by sexual abuse, Help Auckland want you to know that you can reach out to them at any time you need them. Their service is free of charge.
- Crisis support
- 24/7 HELPline
- HELP responds to calls ranging from individuals in crisis to people seeking information, referrals or advice – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- 24-hour Crisis HELPline 09 623 1700
- 24/7 Police and Medical Call-Out Service
- HELP counsellors are called out, 24 hours a day, for those who have reported a sexual assault to the police and are going through the associated procedures.
- They will support and advocate for survivors while they give their statement to the police and go through the medical examination
- Face-to-Face Interim Support
- HELP can provide up to three support sessions to assess your needs and provide immediate support
- Referral to Other Services
- HELP can direct you to counsellors and psychotherapists who are eligible for payment by ACC.
- HELP can also refer you to other services that are best able to meet your cultural, or any other, needs.
- 24/7 HELPline
New Zealand Police Support Videos
The videos take a step-by-step look at what happens when a person reports a sexual assault to Police and show what’s actually involved in the reporting process.
The videos highlight the vital working partnership NZ Police has with support agencies in the area of reporting sexual assault and that collaboration helps ensure victims get the emotional or medical support that they may need following a sexual assault.
There are ten videos in total, six covering the reporting process and four that focus on consent, myths about sexual violence and some of the reasons why people don’t report sexual assaults to Police.
- Reporting Sexual Assault To Police - Steps 1-5
- How To Report – Step 1
- First Interview - Step 2
- Emotional Support – Step 3
- Medical Check Up – Step 4
- Formal Interview - Step 5
- Why People Don’t Report Sexual Assault - university students share their views
- Sexual Consent – university students share their views
- Quick Facts: Sexual Violence - featuring Dr Cathy Stephenson
- Quick Facts: Sexual Consent - featuring Dr Cathy Stephenson
Link to the NZ Police website: http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/sexual-assault