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Thousands contact national sexual harm helpline in first year

April 18, 2019 at 1:47 PM

From Beehive.govt.nz

HON CARMEL SEPULONI

More than four and a half thousand people from around the country have contacted the national sexual harm helpline: Safe to talk Kōrero mai ka ora, by phone, webchat, text, or email, since the service became available a year ago.

“The Coalition Government is committed to building healthy and safe communities by reducing family and sexual violence. Safe to talk Kōrero mai ka ora is just one way we are supporting people affected by sexual harm,” Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni said.

“Safe to talk Kōrero mai ka ora is delivered by trained counsellors. The service provides a free, 24-hour, confidential service to support anyone in New Zealand affected by sexual harm in anyway, including survivors, families and whānau of those affected, and perpetrators.

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