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.
Grace Tame on how sexual assault survivors can share their story with people they trust
Grace Tame, 2021 Australian of the Year, explains what sexual assault survivors can do if they want to share their story safely and constructively.
What is sexual assault?
If you’ve been sexually assaulted, remember it’s not your fault and it’s never okay for someone to force you to do something you are uncomfortable with.
What to do if you've realised a past experience was sexual assault
This article can help you work out if a past experience was sexual assault, how to come to terms with this realisation, and what steps you can take next.
6 tips for supporting a friend who's been sexually assaulted
It can be confronting when a friend tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted. Not sure what to do? Here’s how best to support them and yourself.
5 things you need to know about sexual consent
Sexual consent is when you and your sexual partner both agree to have sex. It's really important to be clear on this before things get too hot and heavy.
Surviving sexual abuse
Read the story of a survivor; how one young person refused to let their history of sexual abuse determine their future.
Waking from the nightmare
She lost her sister. Her parents divorced. She was sexually abused. Read how she took control of her own nightmare.
Everything you need to know about sexual assault
Click here to learn about sexual assault, how trauma can affect your life, and how you can get support during tough times.
What is sexual harassment?
‘Sexual harassment’ is any form of unwelcome sexual behaviour that’s offensive, humiliating or intimidating.
What is child abuse?
The effects of abuse on a child are serious and long-lasting. No matter when the abuse has occurred, you can get help and support.
What to do if you want to take action against someone who sexually assaulted you
If you have been sexually assaulted or abused, and want to take action against your perpetrator or seek justice for what happened, here are some options to consider.
Signs of an abusive relationship
It’s not always obvious that you’re in an abusive relationship. Learn some of the key signs to look for.
If you're a male survivor of sexual assault, here are some things you should know
Check out our article on how harmful sexual assault is for men, and how they can heal from their traumatic experience.
Learn more about what a traumatic experience is, what are some common responses to trauma, and get some tips on how to cope.
Self-help for depression
Find out more about different strategies you can use to manage the symptoms of depression, and what to do if you’re still finding it difficult.
How to manage your anxiety and stress
It’s totally normal to feel stressed or anxious from time to time, but there’s lots of things you can do to feel a bit better. Learn how to deal with anxiety here.