Our commitment

We are here for you 24/7, nationwide.

Our support is tailored for you. We work with you to identify your needs and empower you to make your own choices.

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Our promises to you

To be available 24/7 to support you to cope with the aftermath of crime, suicide and traumatic events.

You will be in control

We’re here to help you make informed, supported, and empowered decisions, not to make decisions for you.

Your safety will be supported

We’ll do all we can to make sure that you are safe, at the time of crisis and afterwards.

We will maintain and respect confidentiality

Everything you tell us is confidential, unless we think there’s a risk to your immediate physical safety, or the immediate safety of someone else.

Our information will be accurate and up to date

If we give you information or advice about your situation, we’ll make sure it’s helpful, neutral, clear, up to date, and accurate. If there is information we don’t know, we will do our best to find out or navigate you to the appropriate agency or service provider.

You will be respected

We’ll always respect you, your family, whānau, and friends, what’s important to you, your culture, beliefs, identity, and values. We will not judge you. We will support you.

Our services will be free

You do not have to pay anything to use our services.

We will keep our promises

If we say we’ll do something with or for you, we'll do it.

We will keep healthy boundaries

Boundaries help to keep everyone safe and respected:

  • We’ll offer you support, but we won’t make you accept it.
  • We’ll be there when you need us, but we won’t intrude or interfere with your life.
  • We’ll be friendly, but won’t become your friend.
  • We’ll stop working with you when you no longer need our help.
  • We won’t do things that need to be done by you, or your family or whānau.
  • If we can’t help you we’ll let you know and suggest some other options.