Nelson Women’s Centre

Nelson Women’s Centre 

SASH-Nelson works with women and children seeking healing from rape and sexual abuse, both recent and historic.

  • 24-hour crisis response for immediate assistance after sexual assault.
  • Support to women when making statements at the police station.
  • Private and confidential one-to-one support.
  • Assistance to access other social services.
  • Court support and advocacy.
  • Information on police and court procedures.
  • Free professional and confidential counselling.
  • Support and understanding to help you start the healing process.
  • Support when dealing with historical abuse.


To access any of our services and talk in confidence to someone who will understand, phone:

SASH-Nelson 03 548 2407

SASH WOW (Women of Wisdom)

For survivors of sexual abuse

Mondays 4 May – 29 June, 9.30am-12noon

held at Jaycee Room, Founders Park on Atawhai Drive

 SASH invites women to share their wisdom, assist in each other’s healing and participate in an 8-week creative education and support group.

Using drawing, music, group discussion, pair work, journaling and visualisation, we will explore:

  • Nurturing Ourselves
  • Boundaries & Assertiveness
  • Relationships, Vulnerability & Intimacy
  • Shame & Body Image
  • Acknowledging and Managing Our Anger/Rage
  • Moving Through Grief & Loss
  • Uncovering our Magnificence

Cost: This is a free group!

Contact SASH (Sexual Abuse Support & Healing) to register your interest and make a time to meet the facilitators; spaces are limited. Ring 548 2407 or email

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”  – Helen Keller

Nelson Women’s Centre Contacts

Centre Coordinators

Phone: 03 546 7986

Fax: 03 546 7982

Email: Contact Coordinator

Social Workers

Phone: 03 546 8441

Fax: 03 546 7982

Email: Contact Soc.Worker


Phone: 03 548 2407

Fax:  03 548 2406

Email: Contact SASH


Open Hours

Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm

Fridays, 9am-2pm


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