Our Victim Support Unit consists of trauma-informed professionals dedicated to assisting victims of crime. The impact of crime often has a ripple effect over many areas of a person’s life, including physical health, mental health, finances, relationships, work and housing. We pride ourselves on offering a holistic approach which addresses the wider needs of those needing support.
Through the trauma informed principles of establishing safety, trust, choice, collaboration and empowerment, staff provide information, education and practical strategies to help reduce traumatic reactions and behaviours.
The Victim Support Unit is equipped to deal with a variety of client needs and can help assist clients work on recovery-orientated principles relating to feelings of guilt, shame, blame, grief and loss, trust, fear, difficulty with concentration and disturbed sleeping patterns. Men, women and children are welcome to attend office appointments or can work with staff via phone or email. Support is tailored to suit the personal need of each client.
If the crime occurred in NSW, counselling and financial assistance is available through the Victims Services.
If the crime occurred outside of NSW, please contact the relevant organisation in your state of residence. Please see below for more details.