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Safe to talk Sexual Harm Helpline

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    Safe to talk - Kōrero mai ka ora – sexual harm 24/7 helpline available nationally.

    Safe to talk is a free, confidential, non-judgmental service for anyone affected by sexual harm. This includes sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, sexual violence, recent or historic. 

    Safe to talk is staffed by a team of professionals who are based around the country. They can give advice, support and guidance on the next steps to take. Friends and whānau can use the service too. 

    This service is available to survivors and perpetrators.

    What is sexual harm?

    Sexual harm comes in lots of different forms. When someone has a sexual experience they don't want, or are forced into any kind of sexual act by another person, they’ve experienced sexual harm. 

    Sexual harm can happen in lots of different ways:

    • It might involve physical contact or it could be online.
    • It might have happened once or maybe lots of times. 
    • It might involve one, two, or more people. 
    • It doesn’t always have to be an actual experience. Sometimes it can be the result of thoughts or behaviour about harming other people.

    The effects of sexual harm are different for everyone.

    If you’ve been affected in any way by sexual harm, we’re here to help. If you're unsure if what's happened to you is sexual harm, we're here to help.

    How to Access:

    Safe to talk is available for FREE 24-hours a day, seven days a week by:

    Interpreter services are available.

    For more information and a range of online resources visit:

    Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?
    Harmful sexual behaviour


    This service is completely free.

    Age groups

    • Child / Tamariki
    • Youth / Rangatahi
    • Adult / Pakeke
    • Older adult / Kaumātua