Supporting someone you know

If you are supporting someone who has been raped or sexually assaulted it can be painful and confusing at times. It is often difficult to know how to act or what to say. It can take a long time for a victim to be able to talk about what has happened. It is important that victims are believed and listened to, regardless of when the abuse happened.

You can make it easier by:

Taking care of yourself

It can be easy to forget that you need to look after yourself too. For people who are close to the victim there can be a range of emotions for you to deal with too  these can range from shock to anger.

Here are some points to think about:

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