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  1. I came home from work and went straight to bed for an hour
  2. Welcome to AS from a fellow Aussie I'm sorry that you are struggling at the moment, but glad you have found somewhere that you might feel understood Meg
  3. ((((PITW)))) That's horrible, and, I'm sure, totally untrue. Another one that I got: "I think that the most traumatic thing about what happened to you was that you kept making the decision to go back to him. I implore you to ask God for forgiveness." Never mind that he told me he would kill himself if I left him. Apparently it's all my fault. Fail.
  4. "If you're not having a sexual relationship with your husband you need to start." Great advice, thanks. I can't do it without getting upset and it turns into a bad experience for us both, but I guess I can just grit my teeth and do it anyway. A positive experience isn't important, right?
  5. Welcome to AS from a Tasmanian
  6. Venia

    Hi Everyone

    Welcome to After Silence, Iris! I'm glad you're coming out of lurkdom and joining us It's great that you've been able to share with others and that this has been such a relief for you. I hope that AS will be a place where you can find more support and more healing.
  7. Welcome to After Silence
  8. Welcome to After Silence It's great to have you with us.
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    Christine! I'm sorry to hear that things are so hard at the moment. I hope that you will find the support you need here Welcome
  10. Hi, and welcome to After Silence I look forward to seeing you around on the boards! Meg
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    It's nice to meet you, Danni Welcome to After Silence
  12. Welcome to After Silence, Kathy I hope that you will find the support that you are looking for here Meg
  13. Welcome to After Silence I very much hope that telling your story will help you, and I look forward to seeing you around on the boards Meg
  14. I think this is a lovely idea Teazle I would be happy to pay to post it wherever after giving it its cuddle!
  15. NORTHERN TERRITORY Ruby-Gaea House Phone: (08)8945 0155 Sexual Assault Referral Centres Alice Springs Phone: (08)89515880 Darwin Phone: (08)89227156 QUEENSLAND Brisbane Rape Crisis Centre Phone:(07)384 4008 Gold Coast Sexual Assault Support Service Phone:(07)559 111 64 North Cairns Women's Centre Phone:(070)313 590 Sunshine Coast Rape Crisis Centre Phone:(07)5499 3066 WESTERN AUSTRALIA Sexual Assault Referral Centres Perth Phone:(08)9340 1820 Geraldton Phone:(08)9964 1853 Kalgoorlie Women's Health Care Centre Phone:(08)9091 1922 SOUTH AUSTRALIA Adelaide Rape Crisis Centre Adelaide Sexual Assault Services Rape and S/A Service Phone:(08)8226 8777 TASMANIA Hobart Sexual Assault Support Service Phone:(03)6231 1811 Laurel House Phone:(03)6334 2740 A.C.T. Canberra Incest Centre Canberra Rape Crisis Centre Phone:(06)247 2525 Rape Crisis Centre Cains Phone:(070)313 590 ALICE SPRINGS Phone:(08)8951 5880 Counselling and Referral for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse N.S.W. Dympna House P O Box 22 Haberfield NSW 2045 Open for telephone information, referrals and support on monday, thursday, friday 5-9 tuesday 9-8 and wednesday closed and between 12.45-1.15 daily telephone (02) 9797 6733 and 1800 654 119telephone (02) 9797 6733 and 1800 654 119 telephone (02) 9797 6733 and 1800 654 119 Dympna House is a state wide service which offers telephone support, groups and counselling to adult survivors of child sexual assault. We also have a child and adolescent worker who provides counselling to children, young people and there non offending family members and carers Sydney Rape Crisis Centre Phone:(02)981 9656 Sexual Assault Services Royal North Shore Phone:(02)9926 7111 Wollongong Phone:042 201 408 Tamworth Phone:1800 424 017 This number can be used anywhere in N.S.W. Albury Phone:(02)9819 6565 South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault SECASA, 11 Chester Street, East Bentleigh. Crisis Line:9594 2289 Admin. Line: 9928 8741 * 24 hour Crisis Service for adults, children and nonoffending family members. * Confidential short term crisis counselling and support for those who have been sexually assaulted recently or in the past. * Confidential medium term counselling. * Medical followup * Information and referral * Reports for courts and tribunals * Legal advocacy (police and solicitors) * Community and professional education. * Groups for adult, children and adolescent survivors, care givers and partners. * Dance groups. * Joint psychological services. South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (help for male survivors). * 24 hour crisis service for adults, children and non-offending family members. * Free, confidential counselling with male or female counsellors. * Information and support for parents, carers and partners of male survivors. * Community and professional information. * Legal advocacy. * A supportive service sensitive to the needs of different cultures and sexual identities. * Urgent medical care and follow up when required. * Family violence after hours service for male victims of family violence. * Free interpreters and translators can be organized for deaf and non-English speaking clients. The crisis service is at Clayton Road, Clayton. Follow-up counselling is provided at; * Moorabbin, Dandenong, Frankston, Pakenham, Cranborne, St Kilda, Rosebud There is no charge for this service. For further information, or to arrange an appointment, contact the duty worker on 9594 2289. see website http://www.secasa.com.au/index.php/secasa/47/209 for more details. YARROW PLACE - RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICE All services are by appointment Yarrow Place, 55 King William Road, North Adelaide 5006 Phone: (08) 8226-8777 Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 p.m Fax: (08) 8226-8778 Country Callers Toll Free 1800 817 421 After Hours 24 hours: (08) 8226-8787 Yarrow Place provides medical and counselling services to both males and females who have been raped or sexually assaulted when aged 16 or older. Services include: * 24 hour crisis response for recent sexual assault, which can include counselling and/or medical support; * Counselling support for recent victims of rape or sexual assault and counselling and information for "significant others" i.e. family, partners and so on, who are supporting victims of rape; * Ongoing counselling; * Specialised medical care and follow up examinations; * Collection of forensic evidence as requested by people who have made or may wish to make a complaint to police; * Various group programs are offered throughout the year; see website http://www.wch.sa.gov.au/yarrow/resources.htm for details and other groups / help lines available. Central South Australia - Women's Health Statewide WHS offers a professional therapeutic counselling service for women dealing with the effects of violence and abuse in their lives. The Counselling Referral Line is available to South Australian women wanting to discuss concerns related to their emotional health & well-being. Please ring 8239 9600 or toll free on 1800 182 098 to make a time to speak with the Phone Line Worker. http://www.whs.sa.gov.au/pages/aboutus SAMSSA Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault PO Box 94, Narrabundah ACT 2604 Phone: 02 6232 7166, Fax: 02 6232 7167 between 9 and 5 Tuesday to Thursday Counselling support, face-to-face or over the telephone for male survivors Groups for male survivors who are looking to expand their support to include other male survivors. samssa@effect.net.au website http://www.apex.net.au/~samssa/services.html -------------------- This list taken from http://www.aest.org.uk/helplines/australia...pport_lines.htm
  16. It's good to have you with us, Chris Welcome to After Silence Meg
  17. Welcome to After Silence, Joanne I hope that this place can help lighten the load you've been carrying around with you for so long. Meg
  18. Welcome to After Silence, Ruby There are many people here who share your struggles and who can offer support. I hope you find what you are looking for here! I hope to get to know you too Meg
  19. I'm glad you found AS, it is a wonderful place for support. It's good to have you as part of the group! Meg
  20. Welcome to AS, Nettie Thanks for saying Hi! Meg
  21. Venia


    :flowers: Welcome to AS Arynna! I hope that this is a place where you will not feel alone. Take care Meg
  22. It's good to have you with us Meg
  23. Hi there Welcome to After Silence! It's really great to have you with us. Meg
  24. Hi, and welcome to AS. It is a wonderful to get support from people who really 'get it'. I'm sorry to hear that you're going through so much at the moment. I hope that things work out for you as well as they possibly can. Meg
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