Start a confidential conversation
Charles Sturt has trained counsellors who can support you or people you know who are affected by sexual assault or harassment. They can also talk to you about how to support a friend who has disclosed to you.
Arrange an appointment
You can get emotional and practical support from our Prevention and Support Specialists. You may like to arrange an appointment if you have:
- been sexually assaulted
- been sexually harassed
- experienced violent situations recently or in the past.
When you complete our form
By completing our online form, our experienced counsellors can provide support to you whether this happened at University or not.
Request for support through this portal are received by the Prevention and Support Specialist team only. The University commits to responding to all people making a report as soon as possible.
When completing the online form, you do not need to give long answers. You can just write "I would prefer to talk about this in person" or “Prefer not to say” if it's difficult to write about.
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Our experienced counsellors can support you:
- to access other available support services
- to explore your options for reporting what has happened
- through the reporting process if you do choose to go ahead
- if you have have witnessed this type of behaviour.
We also provide support to University staff members or student leaders seeking supportive consultation for when a student discloses to you or you have witnessed a sexual assault, sexual harassment or violence incident.
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You can contact our Charles Sturt University Student Wellbeing Support Line (available 24/7 weekdays, weekends and public holidays) - Call 1300 572 516 or text 0480 087 002.
If you are a student and would like some help using the portal, please phone Student Wellbeing Support Line on 1300 572 516 or text on 0480 087 002. Charles Sturt University staff (including casual staff) may call the Employee Assistance Program on 1300 687 327.
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- Contact 1800 RESPECT for 24-hour support
- Contact the NSW Rape Crisis Centre for counselling
- Call Lifeline for 24-hour crisis support
Domestic Violence Supports
- Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Contact Relationships Australia
- Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline 1800 019 123
More information and support services
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Your privacy is important to us. While you may lodge a report anonymously, the University may be unable to follow-up your report or investigate the matter. Information we collect about you will be stored securely and only kept for legal requirements before it is confidentially destroyed.
All our counselling support services are confidential, which means your situation will not be discussed with anyone outside of the counselling service, unless we have your written permission to do so. Exceptions to this rule apply only if there are legal or statutory obligations to disclose, or if there is an immediate risk of serious harm to yourself or to others.
See our Charles Sturt Privacy Management Plan for more information.