Family and sexual violence prevention

Help and support is available if you are experiencing family violence or sexual violence.

Your safety

It’s okay to ask for help if you or someone else is in danger. If you think someone could be harmed or may harm themselves, call the police, even if you’re not sure.

Keep an eye out for the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults. Talk to friends, whānau and neighbours if you need support, or to see if they need help. Use social media to keep in touch and check in with each other.

Helplines are available

If you are a victim of family violence, sexual violence, or if there is someone that makes you fearful, threatens or harasses you, seek help as soon as possible. You have the right to be safe.

The following helplines are available for people needing help:

Finding a local support service

Family violence services

Sexual violence services

Services for those who want help to stop harming

Youth services

Support for Rainbow community / LGBTQI+

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