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Sexual assault

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted you shouldn't feel ashamed or to blame for what has occurred. There is advice we can offer so that you have the knowledge to make the decisions that are right for you and get the support you need.

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Sexual assault and abuse helplines

Even if you don't report sexual assault, rape or sexual abuse to police, there are organisations located in every state which can provide support.

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Reporting a sexual assault

You you can decide wether or not to report a sexual assault or rape to police. Police have a better chance of collecting evidence if it is done sooner.

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Sexual assault treatment

It is still advisable to get medical treatment after a rape or sexual assault, even you if you do not intend to report the crime. This is to ensure any injuries are seen to and you are tested for sexually transmitted infections.

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Sexual assault support

It can be an extremely upsetting experience to be raped or sexually assaulted. Everyone reacts differently and can go through a variety of emotions. The most important thing to remember is that it was not your fault.

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GHB

GHB is a party drug. It has been linked to date rape and sexual assault. Find out more about the physical effects and consequences of using GHB.

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Sexual abuse and assault

Links to trusted information about sexual abuse and assault.

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Abusive relationships

People from all walks of life can be in an abusive relationship, which can involve a current or ex-partner, a family member, carer or someone close.

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Sexual abuse

Sexual abuse from someone you know is confusing and destroys trust. It can refer to a broad range of sexual behaviours and can make you feel uncomfortable or threatened. It is not your fault.

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Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment can impact mental health, lower self-esteem and cause fear, depression and stress. It's common in the workplace - and illegal.

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Causes of PTSD

The risk of experiencing PTSD can be increased by a complex mixture of factors such as childhood trauma and a history of mental illness.

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