What is Childhood Sexual Abuse?

It is acknowledged that childhood sexual abuse happens a lot more frequently than people would have believed, or have wanted to believe in the past.

You may not be sure if you were abused or not so we have listed some of the things that have happened to people who were abused as a guideline.

Sexual abuse involves an abuse of power – the abuser being an adult or an older child. Sexual abuse also involves an abuse of trust.

Childhood Sexual Abuse can include the following:

  • Being cuddled or kissed in a way that made you feel uncomfortable
  • Being bathed in a way that made you feel uncomfortable
  • Having to look at other peoples genitals
  • Having to touch other peoples genitals
  • Having your own breasts or genitals touched
  • Having to pose for photographs of a sexual nature
  • Being shown films and/or having to listen to sexual talk
  • Having your vagina or anus penetrated by a penis, finger or object

* This is not a definitive or exhaustive list

Our Sessions - We offer a number of facilitated group and drop in sessions throughout the week as well as 1:1 counselling - please email for more details.










Open 9-5

Phone support available 9.30am to 4pm

11am to 1pm “Evolve Women’s Session” @ 84 Fore Street

Structured, facilitated group session for women – by referral




Office open 9-5

9.30am to 4pm phone support available

10am-1pm “First Steps” @ 84 Fore Street

Welcoming open session for men or women coming to SiT for the first time. Feel free to drop by without an appointment and speak with one of our support workers or get more information about how we can support you.





Office open 9-5

9.30am to 4pm Phone support available

Hold fast groups by referral

10.00 am to 11.30am Walking Group – meet at the question mark statue outside the front of the university for a relaxed walk and support. No referral



Office open 9-5

9.30am to 4.00pm Phone support available

WISH group for women by referral


9-5 Office open

10-12 Phone support available

10.30-12 SiT Cafe

Monthly (last Friday in each month) drop in cafe for SiT clients and their partners, carers and family members. Hot & cold drinks & snacks available to purchase.

Service User Group follows cafe