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Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH)

Sexual Harm Service


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


24-hour crisis response and counselling for individuals and their family/whānau affected by sexual abuse. Our services cover Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and West Coast.

After hours our team can be contacted via the Police or medical team.

Ages: All ages and genders.

Region: Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough/West Coast


Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH) is available to support you and your family / whānau, partner, friends or anyone else that has been affected as a result of sexual abuse whether historic or recent.  We provide:

  • 24-hour Crisis Support - immediate help and support following sexual harm, call-out service to support people through medical processes and police interview.
  • Support when making statements with the Police
  • Private and confidential one-to-one support and understanding to help you start the healing process for recent and historic sexual abuse. 
  • Referrals to free professional and confidential counselling.  We discuss your specific needs, so we can ensure we engage you with the right counsellor to meet your needs.
  • Assistance to access other social and community services.
  • SASH provides a range of support and services to assist people who have experienced sexual abuse as they enter the court process, and have a dedicated Court Support specialist.
  • Education and training programmes in sexual violence prevention in the community.

We are ACC Sensitive Claims providers and all services are FREE.

How to Access:

Call (03) 548 2407  

Email sash@sash.co.nz

You can use our online referral form here.


General Manager
Clinical Lead
Social Workers
Office Manager


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

How do I access this service?

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Email - sash@sash.co.nz

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Fees and Charges Description

Services are all FREE


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sun midnight – midnight

24/7 Crisis Helpline is accessed through the Police

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday  9:30AM - 4:30PM 

Office is closed public holidays.

Public Holidays: Closed ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Marlborough Anniversary (4 Nov), Nelson Anniversary (3 Feb), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr).

Services Provided

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

Immediate help, Support and counselling, Groups and programmes

  • Immediate help
  • Support and counselling
  • Groups and programmes
Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need ACC counselling?
Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Wheelchair accessible toilet, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Online / virtual / app, Speak with women / wahine, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Travel Directions

The Nelson office is located at the Nile Street end of Collingwood Street. Parking is available.

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Plenty of parking on site at the Nelson office


Nelson Marlborough, West Coast


Contact Details

144 Collingwood Street, Nelson

Nelson Marlborough

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

SASH has a 24 hour Crisis support team which can be contacted out of office hours via the Nelson Police or SAATS team (medical sexual assault team).

144 Collingwood Street
Nelson 7042

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144 Collingwood Street
Nelson 7042

25 Greenwood Street, Motueka

Nelson Marlborough

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

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This page was last updated at 3:31PM on February 8, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH).