Shama works to connect ethnic people who have experienced sexual harm or sexual violence with services that can help and support them, including counselling, therapy and crisis support.

Ages: Ethnic people of all ages

Region: All of New Zealand

Description: Shama provides culturally-appropriate support and advocacy for ethnic people in New Zealand.

Crisis Connection Service: 

If you are experiencing or have experienced sexual harm, we have an ethnic co-ordinator you can talk to. She will help you find the right support service and will work with you, and the service that you want to use so that they understand your cultural or religious needs.

Counselling and Therapy:

If you have experienced sexual harm, Shama can connect you with an ethnic counsellor or therapist to provide ongoing support through our ACC service. We have therapists right across the country who can work with you and people are available to provide online counselling, to ensure you have the right fit.

Training and Advice:

Shama can provide training and cross-cultural advice to those who are working with ethnic people who have experienced sexual harm.

How to access:

Crisis Connection Service
Phone: 022 135 9545

Counselling and therapy
Phone: (07) 843 3810


5-12 years old, 13-17 years old, 18+ years old, Older adult

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral


Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Languages Spoken

Afrikaans, Arabic, Bemba, Bengali, Chewa (or Nyanja), Filipino, French, Hindi, Japanese, Kapampangan, Korean, Mandarin, Nyanja (or Chewa), Punjabi, Telugu, Urdu


No fees apply

Service Types

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

  • Immediate help
  • Support and counselling

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

Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development


Cultural support

Social work


Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairawhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Contact Details

Crisis Connection Service

Phone: 022 135 9545


Counselling and therapy

Phone: (07) 843 3810

This page was last updated at 2:56PM on January 21, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Shama - Sexual Harm Support.