MAKING AN APPOINTMENT
For the Sexual Violence Program
Any woman or female-identifying person, 14 years of age and over, who has ever experienced any form of sexual violence may contact the service and organise an appointment. We offer face to face, phone, and video appointments. We also offer outreach appointments in schools for young people who can not get to our centre.
There is no cost involved, we are a free service.
You don't need a referral to receive counselling and support from us, this includes a GP referral and you don’t need to be on a Mental Health Care Plan, have a medicare card, or be an Australian citizen.
When you phone us we will organise for a short intake process to take place.
This intake could happen when you phone or we may need to organise a time to call you back. This intake process involves asking for some basic information including; safe contact details and availability for counselling which will help us work out which counsellor might be best for you and what other support we can provide.
Unfortunately, the demand for our service is high and we prioritise recent rapes and crisis appointments. Sometimes we may not be able to book you in for an appointment straight away and in some instances, we might have to put you on a short waitlist.
Some people prefer a friend or support person to do the intake process for them. We are happy to do the intake with someone other than you however we will need to briefly chat with you to get your consent to make the appointment. You can learn more about this on our referral page.
For the Women's Health & Wellbeing Program
Access to this program requires a formal referral from an organisation or individual practitioner that you are already connected with.
If you work in an organisation or private practice and are wanting to refer your client to our program you can learn more on our Referral page.