West Moreton Womens Health Sexual Assault Program
Crisis Counselling and Support We provide a 24-hour response to people who have been sexually assaulted in the past 7 days. A worker will talk with the person on the telephone, or meet them at either the Ipswich Hospital or a local police station. The worker can provide information, options, counselling, support including issues related to medical and legal options. Workers offer unconditional support for clients whether they choose to report the assault or not. Counselling Short to medium term counselling in a safe and confidential environment is available free of charge for women who have been sexually assaulted in the past 12 months. Support for Families and Friends We also offer information, support and referral to friends, partners and non-offending members of the community. Professional Consultation The service works closely with a wide range of organisations, and is able to provide information, debriefing and consultation to other professionals. The service provides education and training activities to community groups and schools upon request. Tailored workshops are available to professional groups, agencies and the broader community.