April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 4, 2019

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and Perth’s Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is supporting the campaign theme ‘I ask’ by creating community awareness around the importance of asking for consent, a healthy, normal and necessary part of everyday interactions.

How communities talk about sexual assault and consent to sex, matters. Once engaged, individuals and communities can use their voice to make an impact and become an agent for change. 

King Edward Memorial Hospital will show support for SARC and Sexual Assault Awareness Month by lighting up the front façade teal during the month of April.  

As part of the Women and Newborn Health Service, the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC), provides an important service to both men and women who have been affected by sexual assault or sexual abuse. 

Their service consists of medical care, forensic examination, counselling, psychology and a 24-hour emergency service. 

In addition, the SARC Counselling Service provides counselling for people who have been sexually assaulted or sexually abused at some time in the past.  There is no restriction based on how long ago the assault or abuse took place. For more information visit the SARC pages on our website.