Provision of Medical Services for anyone in Canterbury or the West Coast who has been sexually assaulted whether recently or in the past. Adults can self-refer; children must be referred by the Police, CYFS, their GP or a hospital doctor.
phone 03 366 0067
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT)
MSSAT Christchurch provides support to men recovering from the consequences of sexual abuse. They provide
- One on One support.
- Support to help men decide on how they wish to move forward.
- Referral to ACC counsellors and other appropriate agencies.
- Support with court hearings and dealing with ACC.
phone 09 377 6746
New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC)
NZPC provides is a national organisation that provides support, counselling and advocacy to workers in the sex industry. The Christchurch office has a free sexual health check-up service for sex workers, as well as condoms and lube on site. They operate as a drop-in centre for anyone needing support, advice or a safe space, and their services are available to people of all genders. PUMP (Pride and Unity for Male Prostitutes) is the male sex worker project for NZPC and provides support specific to men in the industry.
phone 03 365 2595
Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury (SASSC)
This is Canterbury’s Sexual Violence Crisis Service. It runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Referrals are made to START for ongoing support needs. They also provide victims/survivors with support in reporting to the police and the ensuing process.
START provides free early intervention, counselling and support for children, youth and adults and their families who have experienced sexual violence or other trauma. They also co-ordinate the crisis 24/7 service alongside SASSC.
phone 03 355 4414
STOP Trust provides community-based assessment and treatment services for adolescents and adults who have sexually abused/sexually offended and for children who have engaged in sexually harmful behaviour. They have specifc targets of adults, girls, children, and teenagers and contact information varies for each one. Check out http://www.stop.org.nz/main/contact/ for contact details of the best stream for you.
Te Puna Oranga
The Puna Oranga (TPO) is a kaupapa Māori service committed to tautoko whānau oranga through the process of holistic healing incorporating: Te Tahu Wairua, Te Taha Hinengaro, Te Taha Whānau, Te Taha Tinana. They provide counselling, whanau advocacy (social work), and abuse education, plus providing any other support whānau/hapu/iwi need. TPO is committed to stopping the cycle of abuse.
phone (03) 381 8472
Lincoln University Counselling
Lincoln University offers confidential counselling services to students. Issues discussed can include lifestyle concerns, academic and aegrotat support, stress and depression, and violence.
phone 03 325 3835
University of Canterbury Counselling
Counselling through the UC Health Centre is a free and confidential service. The highly trained counsellors have varied backgrounds and a wide range of experience.
phone 03 364 2402