Royal commission to bring up a lot of emotions for victims

The Bulletin

RELATIONSHIPS Australia will support victims of child sexual abuse in institutions who wish to talk to the royal commission.

Counsellor Aaron Kenney said as people began to tell their stories it would bring up a lot emotionally.

“Certain counselling services have been contracted by the royal commission to provide support as they go through the process,” he said.

“We can support them to articulate their story.

“Some people, they haven’t talked about it for quite a while, if ever.”

Mr Kenney said the service would offer support emotionally to help identify coping mechanisms and other social support groups, reducing the feeling of isolation.

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