• Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH)

    Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH)

    We have compassionate dedicated specialists in Nelson/Tasman, Marlborough and West Coast

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    Sash Nelson

    Each person who has been sexually assaulted reacts and recovers in their own way. Whatever your feelings and reactions are, they are normal.

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SASH – Sexual Abuse Support and Healing in Nelson/Tasman

SASH provides professional services for people and their whanau affected by sexual abuse in the Nelson/Tasman, Marlborough and West Coast regions.  In all areas except Marlborough, we provide support to people of all ages and genders and their whanau. In Marlborough we are not contracted to provide services to women, but provide support to all other genders and young people. If you are a woman looking for support in Marlborough, please contact the Sexual Violence Support Centre on 0800 437077. The work SASH undertakes improves the lives of everyone it touches in the community – sexual abuse can touch anyone regardless of age, capacity, race, socioeconomics or social demographics

At SASH we believe people have the right to live in a society free from sexual abuse and violence. We aim to assist people by empowering them towards healing and promote autonomy, self-determination, personal growth, pride, confidence and self-esteem.

SASH acknowledges Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa and will give effect to te tiriti in our constitution, policies and practices. We will provide services that are culturally appropriate, and effectively meet the needs and aspirations of Māori.

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To access any of our services and talk in confidence to someone who will understand,
phone 03 548 2407 Freephone 0800 777 929 or
email sash@sash.co.nz

We also provide

  • 24-hour crisis response for immediate assistance after sexual assault
  • Support to people and their whanau when making statements at the police station
  • Private and confidential one-to-one support
  • Assistance to access other social services
  • Court support and advocacy
  • Information on police and court procedures
  • Free professional and confidential counselling
  • Support and understanding to help you start the healing process
  • Support when dealing with historical abuse

A big thank you to all our sponsors and supporters

Air Rescue and Community Services Charis Foundation Community Organisation Grants Scheme Crowe Horwath Frimley Foundation The Lion Foundation Mainland Foundation Ministry of Social Development Nelson Bays Community Foundation Nelson City Council New Zealand Post Lottery Grants Board Pub Charity Rachel Boyack The Rata Foundation RG & EF  MacDonald Trust Board Victory Community Centre Energy