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The Girl From St Agnes, Showmax’s first original drama, raises some tough, yet topical, issues. As the storyline unfolds, we realise that behind the facade of a posh private school, where everything’s perfect and everyone’s safe, lurks a nest of monsters.
The show features scenes with violence, sexual assault, harassment, bullying and cyberbullying.
Many viewers will find these stories all too familiar. If you find them distressing, you may wish to speak to a professional about how you or someone you know can get help with similar problems.
If you’ve been affected by the issues raised in The Girl From St Agnes, the following organisations can help:
- Childline South Africa: 08000 55 555
- Online and telephone counselling line, toll free, Mon-Fri 2-6pm
- Primarily aimed at preventing and dealing with abuse of children and teens.
- The Guardian Anonymous Reporting App: 087 550 8681
- Anonymous reporting of abuse and bullying
- Schools can sign up to the app to encourage reporting by students.
- LifeLine Southern Africa: 0861 322 322
- 24-hour crisis intervention with free, confidential telephone counselling; rape, trauma and Aids counselling and other services.
- Stop Gender Violence hotline: 0800 150 150
- People Opposed to Woman Abuse (Powa): 083 765 1235
- Gauteng-based organisation offering shelter, counselling and legal support to women in abusive relationships, rape survivors, survivors of incest.
- The South African Depression and Anxiety Group: 0800 12 13 14
- 24-hour toll-free helpline
- Legal Aid South Africa: 011 877 2000
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