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Consultation & Education

Consultation Appointments

Consultations with our specialist sexual abuse staff are available to anyone upon request by contacting START

Consultations with our specialist sexual abuse staff are available to anyone upon request by contacting START on
(03) 355 4414.  A consultation can be provided by telephone or in person by appointment at START’s premises.

  • START offers consultations to members of both the general and professional communities.
  • A consultation is helpful to people who have queries, concerns, or are dealing with issues of sexual abuse. START is able to offer support, clarification, information, expert advice and advocacy.
  • START offers consultations to adult counselling clients and the parents/caregivers of younger counselling clients on our wait-list, as a supportive measure during the wait for counselling to commence.
  • START additionally offers consultations to other professionals regarding matters of sexual abuse.

Educational Provision

START provides low cost educational workshops, seminars and courses regarding matters related to sexual abuse.

  • These workshops are available to members of the general and professional communities upon request and by negotiation with START.
  • Workshops are individually tailored to each group’s needs.
  • Commonly requested workshops include:
  1. Child/ Youth Sexual Abuse
  2. Adult Sexual Abuse

These workshops are suitable for parenting groups, social service agencies, other professionals, students and school communities (Costs are by negotiation).