I need help
We hear you. We believe you.
We understand that individual responses to sexual violence may look different from person to person.
Everyone is different and so is the type of support each person needs. Our sessions are client driven and do not necessarily require the sharing of intimate details. Sessions may be one-off to address a particular concern or ongoing to meet your needs.
An experience of sexual violence may impact several areas of a person's life. CSAS provides an opportunity to explore these areas in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential way.
For all appointments, call CSAS on 07 4031 3590 or email your details and we will contact you via the button below:
People accessing the service can expect to:
- be treated in a professional and caring manner that respects and appreciates differences regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion or personal values
- tell your story and be believed
- be provided with a physically and emotionally safe environment
- have access to clear information about your counselling options, and be involved in decision making regarding these
- have fair and equal access to the service
- have your right to privacy and confidentiality protected to the greatest extent possible
- make a complaint and expect that this will be investigated appropriately, without care being compromised in any way
- have an interpreter, communication, cultural or support aide, if required.
Other services that can help
Anyone can call these services at any time:
Sexual Assault Helpline - 1800 010 120
1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Victims of Adult Sexual Assault
Women's Legal Service (NQ)
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Cairns Sexual Assault Service (CSAS) provides a free and confidential service for anyone affected by sexual violence and will continue to offer support to our clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
CSAS also offers on-site clinical care through True Clinic by appointment. Call 40313788
Whether making a complaint, giving a compliment or making suggestions.. our aim is to identify and resolve issues as quickly as possible, and to improve service delivery. You can do this anonymously.
Police and legal processes
Whether or not you report a sexual assault to the police is an individual decision only you can make. You have the right to either report historical sexual assault/abuse or recent sexual assault.