Support for victims and survivors
If you, or someone you are aware of, has experienced sexual assault or harassment you can receive specialist support from trained professionals.
You do not have to cope with this alone and there are a number of free and confidential services you can access support through.
You may wish to access specialist counselling, medical services, receive financial or accommodation support, or need academic adjustments and support.
What you can expect from Victoria University of Wellington:
- to be listened to and taken seriously
- to be provided with information about all your options
- to be supported through the process to make your own decisions and choices
If you require the services of a translator please contact the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team.
You may want to talk to a trained professional about your options for reporting and support. You can do this confidentially through the following services:
It is important to think about your emotional health needs. Explore your options for support inside and outside of the University.
Medical and forensic support
If you have been sexually assaulted, it is important that you access specialist medical care.
University based support
There is confidential support for academic matters available for all students to ensure the impact on your studies is limited.
There are options for seeking advice both on and off campus if you have experienced sexually harmful behaviour.
If you feel unsafe—either on or off campus—there are urgent and non-urgent options for seeking help.