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Sexual assault

A term used to refer to all experiences of unwanted sexual activity, including sexual attacks and sexual touches.


Unwanted reactions to a drug. Examples of side-effects can be a runny nose, headache or feeling of nausea. Different medications have different side-effects. People may also react differently to the same medication: some may experience side-effects and some may not.

Sliding-scale services

Services that base their fee on people’s income.

Support program

A support program can provide different types of assistance. For example, an agency may connect you with services, provide financial support when you need it or cover health medicine costs.

Support team

A network of people who provide an individual with practical or emotional support, such as your parents or friends.