This episode we’re talking about an unashamedly heavy topic. Given the recent events in Australian Parliament, we wanted to talk about how psychologists, friends and family members of people who have been sexually assaulted can respond. How you can best support someone who’s beginning to share their story, even when you don’t know what to say.
If you’d like to skip to a particular topic:9:45 Common reactions to media coverage of sexual assault & some basic coping strategies15:30 Responding to disclosures as a psychologist47:30 Responding as a friend or family member53:45 Message to survivors who are considering disclosing for the first time
Supports in Australia
Lifeline: 13 11 141800 Respect: 1800 7377 328ReachOut list of supports: https://au.reachout.com/articles/sexual-assault-support CASA: https://casa.org.au/ Australian Statistics
River by Leon Bridges