Learning that someone you care about has been sexually abused can be devastating.You may experience a range of conflicting feelings, it might be hard to stop thinking about what you have been told and many people feel helpless to know what to say or what to do that will make a difference.
WestCASA provides information, support and counselling to non-offending family members, partners and friends of individuals who have experienced sexual abuse.
Support is available over the telephone by calling the Intake Worker Monday – Friday between 1pm-4.30pm on phone: 9216 0444.
We can offer up to 3 counselling sessions so that you can talk about your feelings, find out how best to support your loved one and ask any questions they may have. Should you want further support after these sessions a counsellor/advocate will help to refer you to another service or private practitioner.
If you are the parent or carer of a young person under 18 years of age who is attending WestCASA, you are eligible for a longer period of counselling support. You can contact the counsellor/advocate who is working with your loved one or you can call the Intake Worker to find out what support is available.
WestCASA is a free service.
WestCASA provides support if you live, study or work in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. WestCASA covers 5 Local Government Areas (LGA’s) the Western (Metropolitan) Region of Victoria including Maribyrnong, Hobsons Bay, Wyndham, Melton and Brimbank.