Sexual Assault Support Service
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault can be defined as unwanted sexual activity that a person has not consented to or not been able to give consent to. It refers to a broad range of sexual behaviours that make the victim feel uncomfortable, frightened or threatened. Sexual assault includes any sexual activity carried out against the will of a person through the use of violence, coercion or intimidation.
This may include, but is not limited to:
- Someone exposing themselves to others
- Unwanted sexual touch
- Exposure to pornography
- Sexual harassment or abuse
- Exposure to masturbation or coerced to masturbate
- Coerced or forced to perform any sexual acts on themselves or others
"If I have been sexually assaulted, or know someone who has, what can I do?"
Call 000 if emergency care is needed. If emergency care is not needed, contact your GP or local Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS).
The Goldfields Women's Health Care Centre is the local SASS service for the Goldfields region. For specialised and free-of-charge counselling services during business hours, contact us on (08) 9021 8266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require support after business hours, please contact the 24 hour emergency line on 0499 167 639 or free-call on 1800 199 888
Additional information about the Sexual Assault Resource Centre can be found here.
REMEMBER: The assault was NOT your fault! You may experience strong feelings after such a traumatic event and it may take time to heal. Friends and family can help support you through your recovery. Remember too that there is always somewhere you can go for help and support. Talking to a professional can help you find ways to cope with what has happened. If you or someone you care about has experienced a sexual assault, contact a GP or professional service for help.
Contact us during office hours for specialised counselling services on 0499 167 639, at email@example.com, or pop into our Centre at 15 Dugan Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430.
What do we do?
- Specialised counselling services
- Advocacy and support
- Resources and information
- Referral pathways