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Helplines & Hotlines (Australia)

If you are in danger and require police, ambulance or fire please dial 000. 

Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence & Incest

1800 RESPECT / 1800 737 732
24 hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced or is at risk of family violence and/or sexual assault.

Relationships Australia / 1300 364 277
Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.

Brisbane Rape & Incest Survivors Support Centre / (07) 3391 004
They offer support to women and young females (15+) a safe, confidential and supportive environment for women who have experienced rape and incest.

Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline / 1800 019 123
Victims Services has dedicated a contact line for Aboriginal victims of crime who would like information and support on victim rights, how to access counselling and financial assistance.

Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway Service / 1800 800 098
This service offers support for families experiencing domestic and family violence. It is open 24/7.

 

Children & Adolescence

Kids Help Line / 1800 551 800
Free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia.

Australian Childhood Foundation / 1800 176 453 or (03) 9874 3922
Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse. For information, email them at info@childhood.org.au

Blue Knot Foundation / 1300 657 380
Telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them. This service is available between 9am to 5pm or you can email helpline@blueknot.org.au

headspace / 1800 650 890
An online and telephone service for 12 to 25 year olds to offer support to Aboriginal, LGBTIQ+ and Australian citizens with mental health issues.

Parentline Australia / 1300 301 300
This service offers support, counselling and parent education. It is open Monday to Friday (9am to 9pm).

Tresilian / (02) 9787 0855This service provides advice for parents of children aged between 0 to 5. The advice is given from Child and Family Health Nurses. They are open 24/7.

 

Suicide & Crisis

Suicide Call Back Service / 1300 659 467
Free counselling 24/7, whether you're feeling suicidal or are worried about someone else, or have lost someone to suicide.

Lifeline / 13 11 14
Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State. Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call.

 

Depression, Anxiety & Mental Illness Management

beyondblue / 1300 224 636
They aim to increase awareness of depression, anxiety and reduce stigma. They offer support and advice for those who are struggling with mental illness and to help those who are suicidal. They are available 24/7.

MindSpot / 1800 614 434
A free telephone and online service for people with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression. It provides online assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression. It is available Monday to Friday (8am - 8pm) and Saturday (8am - 6pm).

PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia) / 1300 726 306
They provide informational, counselling and referral services staffed by trained volunteers, professional counsellors and supervising staff. It is available Monday to Friday (9am - 7:30pm).

Open Arms (Veterans and Families Counselling) / 1800 011 046
This service is free, 24/7, confidential and nationwide providing support for war and service related mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances and anger.

Black Dog Institute / mycompass.org.au
This is a free 24 hour mobile phone/computer based programme to assist those with mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress.

For Men Only

Men's Referral Service / 1300 766 491
This service from No to Violence offers assistance, information and counselling to help men who use family violence. This support line is to help with male behavioural and relationship concerns.

Mensline Australia / 1300 789 978
Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship violence and/or difficulties. This is a 24/7 telephone and hotline service.

Eating Disorders & Body Image

Butterfly Foundation's National Helpline / 1800 334 673
This is a free, confidential service that provides information, counselling and treatment referral for people with eating disorders and body image related issues.

Neglect & Abuse

National Disability Abuse & Neglect Hotline / 1800 880 052
An Australian-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disabilities.

Child Abuse Report Line / 131 478
This phone number is for reporting child protection concerns and is open 24/7.

Crisis Care / 131 611
They provide an after hours response to immediate child abuse and neglect matters, and crisis situations relating to minors under the Guardianship of the Minister. It is open Monday to Friday (4 - 9pm) and 24 hours on the weekends.

 

Alcohol and Other Drug Support Lines

Alcohol and Drug Support Line / 1800 198 024 or (08) 9442 5000
This is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person's alcohol or drug use.

Parent and Family Drug Support Line / 1800 653 203 or (08) 9442 5050

This is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for anyone concerned about a loved one's alcohol or drug use.

Family Drug Support / 1300 368 186
Support for families affected by alcohol and other drugs. Open 24/7.

Quitline / 137 848Support to quit smoking. Available Monday to Friday (8:30am - 7:30pm) and Saturday (2 - 4pm). 

 

Other

Translating & Interpreting Service / 131 450
Gain free access to a telephone or on-site interpreter in your own language. Available 24 hours, every day of the year.

Police Assistance / 131 444
For Police assistance or to report non urgent crimes. Available 24 hours, every day of the year.

Legal Helpline / 1800 366 424
Free legal help. Monday to Friday (9am to 4:30pm).

Gambling Helpline / 1800 858 858
Support for people affected by gambling. Available 24 hours, every day of the year.

 

 

I must admit that this idea was not mine, I got the idea from Metty The Artist's Volume 1 Zine. I received the zine at her birthday art show where I was a plus one and I came second in the karaoke competition! Thank you so much to Metty for giving my this idea, passing on your zine to me and please make sure to check out her artwork.


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