Sexual assault counselling

Our free and confidential service is available to anyone who is impacted by sexual violence. It doesn’t matter how long ago it happened, whether you think it was ‘serious’, or whether it happened to you or you are worried about someone else – if it’s impacting your life, we can help. Our specialist practitioners offer a safe and caring space and will help you work through your options for support and find the services you need to heal and move forward.

Sexual Assault Counselling – Youth

Sexual Assault Counselling – Youth

If sexual violence and abuse is impacting your life in some way, we can help.

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Sexual Assault Counselling – Adults

Sexual Assault Counselling – Adults

If you’ve experienced sexual violence, either in your childhood or as an adult, we can help.

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Sexual violence is any forced or unwanted sexual behaviour that makes a person feel uncomfortable, threatened or scared. This can include:

  • unwanted sexual comments, jokes, text messages, photos, emails, social media posts and/or messages
  • pressuring, coercing or forcing someone to have sex
  • child sexual abuse
  • having sex with someone who is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or who is unconscious or asleep
  • touching someone in a sexual way without consent, which may include kissing, pinching or patting
  • watching someone do intimate things without their permission
  • making obscene gestures and indecent exposure, which includes masturbation in front of a person or ‘flashing’ of genitals
  • taking, sharing or posting online a nude or sexual image of someone without their permission.

If you have experienced sexual violence, it’s important to remember that it’s not your fault

Our specialist practitioners can help you:

  • with support to manage the impact sexual violence is having on your life
  • report the sexual violence to the police (if that’s something you want)
  • navigate court proceedings and the legal system
  • explore your eligibility for financial and practical assistance.

Protecting children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. We will report any suspected child sexual abuse, in the best interests of the child and community.

Please note

Centacare is not a provider of clinical mental health services and we are unable to provide mental health services under a mental health plan. If you are currently being treated by a mental health professional such as a psychologist, social worker or psychiatrist we can speak with your treating professional with your consent and may be able to offer you additional supports if this is appropriate.

We will listen to you, believe you and work with you in a way that’s right for you.

What is sexual consent?

Sexual consent is an agreement to participate in a sexual activity. Consenting and asking for consent is all about setting your personal boundaries and respecting those of your partner and checking in if things aren’t clear.

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Start by believing

Many survivors of sexual violence choose not to report their abuse because they fear they won't be believed. If someone tells you about their sexual assault, let them know that you believe and reassure them that it's not their fault.

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If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger, phone Queensland Police or Ambulance 000
For localised information and support services Contact your GP
A confidential phone service that provides health advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
Crime Stoppers Queensland 1800 333 000
Queensland Sexual Assault Helpline offers emotional support and referral pathways to people who have, or think they may have been sexually assaulted or abused. It is also for those who are concerned someone they care about might have been assaulted or abused. 1800 010 120

We all have a role to play

We can all help reduce the incidence of sexual violence by increasing our awareness of what sexual violence is, supporting those have experienced sexual abuse and sharing the message that sexual violence is not tolerated in our community.