Prejudice and discrimination may mean some people are at higher risk of sexual assault and abuse.

This can be true for people who identify as, or are seen as, lesbian, gay, bisexual, takatāpui, transgender, queer, intersex, fa’afafine or asexual or people who don’t fit traditional definitions of male or female.

People causing harm could be partners, friends, family or whānau, acquaintances or strangers.

We understand that concerns about being “outed”, not believed, or made more vulnerable, can stop people seeking help.

Our specialist are non-judgemental and professional, and they can refer you to the most appropriate services for you. What you say will be confidential.