Relationships Australia Tasmania offers free counselling in a safe and confidential space to support you in your journey toward healing and recovery.

Have you been affected by child sexual abuse in an institution?

Relationships Australia Tasmania offers free counselling in a safe and confidential space to support you in your journey toward healing and recovery.

We are also here to help families and friends of victim-survivors, and anyone else directly or indirectly impacted by the Tasmanian Government’s Commission of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings.

Who is this service for?

This service supports both children and adults who have been affected by institutional child sexual abuse.

We also encourage and welcome family, carers, and friends of the victim survivors, and personnel associated with institutions or the Inquiry, who may have been impacted by the Tasmanian Government’s Commission of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings.

There is no referral required.

In addition to individual counselling sessions, we also offer trauma informed group sessions that include activities such as art, music therapy and mindfulness.

Cost

This program is free and funded by the Tasmanian Government as part of the response to the Tasmanian Government’s Commission of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings.

Relationships Australia Tasmania Inc is supported by the Tasmanian Government.

Where to find us:

Our centres are located in New Town, Launceston and Devonport. All our sites are accessible and have onsite parking or are close to public transport. We are available for face-to-face, telephone and online support.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 1300 364 277 or email adultsupportservices@reltas.com.au

child safe organisation

We are a Child Safe organisation

At Relationships Australia Tasmania (RA Tas) we consider the health, safety and wellbeing of all children and young people to be our highest priority. We strive to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. In particular, through our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy.

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