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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.

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

Ages: All ages and genders.

Region: Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough region


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. 
  • 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.
  • 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  


You can use our online referral form here.


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

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Email -

Make an appointment


Walk in


Services are all FREE


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sunmidnight – midnight

24/7 Crisis Helpline (03) 548 2407

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday  9:30AM - 4:30PM 

Office is closed public holidays.

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Marlborough Anniversary (31 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 23 Dec. Open 23 Dec (9:30 AM – 1:00 PM). Closed 24 Dec — 7 Jan.

Services Provided

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

  • Immediate help
  • Support and counselling
  • Groups and programmes

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need ACC counselling?

Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development

Wheelchair Access


Travel Directions

Located off Selwyn Place close to Christ Church Cathedral steps (top end of Trafalgar).  We can be found in the office block Trafalgar House - neighbouring tenants Nelson Housing Trust, Atelier Art Studio, Gallery and Nelson Housing Trust


Nelson Marlborough


Contact Details

This page was last updated at 4:12PM on November 9, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH).