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Everyone reacts differently to being a victim of crime. There are ways to recover and to seek support and assistance.
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Everyone reacts differently to being a victim of crime - some are affected physically and others may be affected emotionally or psychologically.
Here are some examples of how a crime may affect you.
Everyone reacts differently to being a victim of crime and there is no set formula to recovering.
Actions you can take to recover from crime include:
Practical tips and suggestions that have helped other victims of crime are:
Our publications page has information sheets that may help you.
For contact details of services that may help victims of crime, please see the Help and Support page.
Counselling may assist you to recover from the affects of a crime. Counselling can help you to understand your reactions to what has happened and help you find ways to deal with the effects you are experiencing.
Counselling can allow you to:
Victims of violent crimes that have occurred in NSW may be eligible for free counselling through the Approved Counselling Service.
Community Health Centres are located throughout NSW and provide many services including counselling, stress management and mental health services.
To locate your nearest Community Health Centre visit the NSW Health website.
Services provided by psychiatrists and psychologists may be available to you via Medicare. You can visit your local GP for a referral. For more information visit the Australian Government's Department of Health website.