Support

We Support You. Sexual harm is never OK

If you experience sexual harm, support is available

In any emergency, call 000

Sexual harm is never OK. It is always the fault of the perpetrator.

Survivors and witnesses may feel confused, overwhelmed or nothing at all

If you use violence, or think you might, help is available

Support at Western

Free, confidential and professional counselling is available for all Western students and staff

Students

Staff

Support in our community

‚ÄčThere are many general and specialist supports. Find one that suits you.

All support services offer free interpreting and accessibility support. Contact the National Relay Service 1800 555 677 and the Translating and Interpreting Service 13 14 50

Key community supports

International students

Australia takes safety seriously. Check out some resources here

Information in various languages

Women's Health Centres

Women's Health Centres 

LGBTIQQA+

  • Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre Parramatta & Mt. Druitt 02 9843 3124. Free, confidential, no Medicare card needed support for 
    • People living with HIV/AIDS
    • Gay men and men who have sex with men
    • Trans and gender diverse people
    • Sex workers
    • People who inject drugs (secondary needle exchange)
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • People with STI-related symptoms
    • People who had sexual contact with someone with HIV or STI
  • QLife 1800 184 527 (3pm-12am) counselling inc. web chat ask@qlife.org.au
  • Twenty10 02 8594 9555 Counselling for 12-25 year old people
  • Out West Parramatta youth and support groups
  • Another Closet Information and resources
  • ACON 92060 2000 Information, resources and counselling
  • Say It Out Loud Information and resources

First Nations

Dis/ability

Men

If you use violence, think you might be, or are impacted by violence, help is available

Mental health and wellbeing

Sexual Assault Services (NSW Health) 

Sexual Assault Services

  • Penrith Springfield Cottage (02) 4734 2512 (bh); (02) 4734 2000 (ah)
  • Macarthur / Bowral Sexual Assault Service (02) 4633 4100 (bh); (02) 9828 3000 (ah)
  • Liverpool / Fairfield Sexual Assault Service (02) 9828 4844 (bh); (02) 9828 3000 (ah)
  • Lithgow Sexual Assault Service (02) 4734 2512 (bh); (02) 4734 2000 (ah)
  • The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (children and young people under 18 years of age) (02) 9845 2434 (bh) (02) 9845 0000 (ah)
  • Blacktown/Mt Druitt The WASHouse Sexual Assault Service  (02) 9881 8700 (bh); (02) 9845 5555 (Adult) (ah); (02) 9845 0000 (Children) (ah)
  • Bankstown Sexual Assault Service (02) 9828 4844 (business hours); (02) 9828 3000 (after hours)
  • Richmond Women's Cottage