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Southland Help - Rape and Abuse Support Centre

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9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Southland Help provides support, counselling, social work, programmes, training and development for survivors of sexual abuse.

Ages: Women, men and children

Region: Southland Community

Description: Our mission is to promote the safety and well being of women, children and men through support and education.

Counselling: Our counselling is designed to make you feel safe, supported, respected and able to make informed decisions. All counselling services are FREE.

Social Work: Social work is provided to address barriers that a person or family may have to navigating their own healing journey from sexual trauma. This may include referrals, advocacy through other systems and processes and developing strategies to resolve some effects of trauma.

Crisis Help - Operates between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, providing support:

  • Working with Medsac along the forensic or therapeutic medical processes
  • With referrals for crisis counselling 
  • Information
  • Accessing resources, including finances, to support your recovery from recent sexual assault

Education Programmes:

  • IMAGINE Women: group based education programme for survivors of sexual abuse
  • Self Defence: group based programme delivered by Wahine Toa Proactive Safety, in collaboration with Southland Help, providing support to participants around awareness and self-safety

Training & Development: Southland Help provides training and development in the Southland Community for schools, preschools, community groups and hospitality staff and provides information, advice and supervision for professionals.

ACC Counselling:  We are an ACC Sensitive Claim supplier and have providers that help with sensitive claims counselling.

How to Access:

Call us on (03) 218 4357.

For more information you can make a request or referral here.



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

How do I access this service?

Contact us


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We will be closed from Dec 21st 2018 and re-open Jan 7th 2019.  Contact the 24/7 help line 0800 044 334

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Service Types

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

  • Support and counselling
  • Groups and programmes

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

Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development

Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

225 Tweed Street
Southland 9812

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Street Address

225 Tweed Street
Southland 9812

Postal Address

PO Box 7040
South Invercargill
Invercargill 9844

This page was last updated at 3:47PM on April 2, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southland Help - Rape and Abuse Support Centre.