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Sexual assault is when you are forced, coerced or tricked into doing sexual things when you don’t want to. Sexual assault is never the fault of the survivor. It is also a common experience to wonder whether an experience you’ve had could be sexual assault. You might experience a range of emotions and it’s important to know there are support services who can help you.
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It can be confronting if someone you care about has told you they’ve been sexually assaulted. We’ve put together some tips on how you can best support them and look after yourself.
Sexual assault is never okay. You might feel confused, overwhelmed, or unsure what to do next. Talking to someone can help you process what’s happened. Try approaching someone you trust.
If you’re not ready to talk to someone you know, you can call 1800RESPECT to have a chat or get advice. Here are some more support services you can call or text.
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