If you've experienced any kind of sexual, domestic or relational abuse; or know somebody who has, we are here to help.
It is our mission is to build a safe, supportive and sustainable service for the community as part of our quest of working towards a lifetime of happy and healthy living.
This is all about providing safety and stability. To achieve this we offer:
A safe and confidential environment
Trauma informed therapy
Information to help you understand your emotional and psychological responses
to what you have experienced
Onward referrals to other appropriate services for continued support
This is about growth, learning and relating. To achieve this we offer:
Peer support and mentoring
A community for as long as you want to be a part of it
Access to long term individual therapy and mentoring
This is about belonging, change and unity. To achieve this we offer:
Honesty, openness, fairness, accountability, safety, trust, respect of oneself and of others, ownership, congruence, unconditional positive regard, empathy and giving back.
Trauma areas explained...
Responses to childhood and adulthood sexual violence are complex and highly individualised. Some survivors experience severe and chronic psychological symptoms, whereas others experience little or no distress. The wide range of consequences may be attributed to assault characteristics, environmental conditions, survivor attributes, and availability of social support and resources.
When we experience trauma at the hands of someone we love and trust, it often impacts us profoundly and in many areas of our lives. Domestic violence involves a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour that your partner uses against you to obtain power and control over you and your life.
Relational trauma is the experience of repeated neglect, abuse, bullying, or other types of behavior that causes lasting psychological harm. In most cases, it is usually perpetrated by a family member or close relatives and the repercussions are very serious, causing long-term trauma and distress.