These are common responses that many survivors may experience. By describing these it is hoped you will gain strength and feel more in control.Read More
Category: Recent sexual assault
The impact of sexual assault is determined by many factors and each survivor reacts to the experience in her or his unique way. There is no right or wrong way to feel and no set time for when you should be feeling better. However, there are some common responses reported by survivors in terms of the impact of being sexually assaulted. These include the impact on physical, emotional and psychological health as well as on behaviour and social relationships.Read More
You have the option to report to police if you have been sexually assaulted. You also have the option to make the report and request that no further action is taken.Read More
If you have a friend who tells you that they have been sexually assaulted, then the first step towards recovery has been taken. They have chosen a trusted person to confide in.
The way you respond to their confidence is very important. You will have feelings of your own to deal with. You may be upset and confused. Because of the emotional stress of listening to what they are telling you, you may feel like crying or giggling. You may not feel competent to support your friend in what they are going through, and you may not know where to turn for information that will help them.Read More