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#1 rjflc69

Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:38 PM

Essential Baby aims to provide a forum for friendship. We understand that members sometimes turn to EB when things get tough and we want to provide a safe environment for venting and also to seek advice and support.

However, sometimes EB isn't enough and extra help is required. It is also important to be mindful that information posted on the boards is no substitute for advice from a medical professional. Therefore, we encourage anyone having a difficult time to contact a support service or agency relevant to their circumstances.

We have compiled a list of contact details for mental health support agencies, both national and for each State and Territory. These services are available to anyone needing support during times of crisis, as well as to those who would like to help them. There are telephone numbers and, where available, links to websites.

The link to the list is below. The list is pinned in the Depression and Mental Health Issues forum.

Depression and Mental Health Support Contacts

Any suggestions for future inclusions in the list would be gratefully received. Please contact me by private message. original.gif

Thanks
Fiona

#2 rjflc69

Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:40 PM



NATIONWIDE

Relationships Australia - 1300 364 277
www.relationships.org.au
Helping Australians to build positive relationships through the provision of confidential relationship support services by our professionally-trained and highly-skilled staff.

Pregnancy Help Australia - 1300 139 313
http://www.pregnancysupport.com.au/
For information about pregnancy support services available in your region

Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800
www.kidshelp.com.au
We care and we listen, any time and for any reason

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICES - 1800 688 009
www.childabuseprevention.com.au
A free telephone helpline offering support, information, referral and crisis intervention

NAPCAN - Preventing Child Abuse
Reporting child abuse in each State and Territory

Gambling Helpline - 1800 858 858
Call from anywhere in Australia 24/7 to be connected free of charge to your local confidential gambling telephone help service

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre - 02 6247 2525
http://www.rapecrisis.org.au/
Sexual assault counselling for women and children
For 24 hour crisis support and advocacy/telephone counselling and community education


Domestic Violence Crisis Service (02) 6280 0900
http://www.dvcs.org.au/
24 hour service: Counselling, support and referral to safe accommodation

ACT Community Health's Alcohol and Other Drugs services - (02) 6207 9977
Information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support 24 hours a day

FAMILY DRUG SUPPORT HELP LINE - 1300 368 186
http://www.fds.org.au/
Support for families faced with problematic drug use

NEW SOUTH WALES

Domestic Violence Help Line - 1800 65 64 63
Anyone experiencing domestic violence, anywhere in NSW, can call toll-free 24/7, 365 days a year.

Lismore Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Counselling Service - (02) 6621 9861, after hours 24-hour crisis line  (02) 6621 8000

NSW Rape Crisis Centre - 1800 424 017
http://www.nswrapecrisis.com.au/
A state-wide 24-hour telephone and online crisis, support and referral service for anyone who has experienced sexual violence

Alcohol and Drug Information Service - (02) 9361 8000; 1800 422 599 (rural)

NORTHERN TERRITORY

NT Crisis Line - 1800 019 116
24-hour general and domestic violence crisis counselling

Alcohol and Drug Information Services - 1800 131 350
For information on counselling services or further information about drugs including alcohol

QUEENSLAND

Women's Domestic Violence Line - 1800 811 811
24 hour service for women and their children experiencing domestic and/or family violence. Crisis intervention, support, information, advocacy, telephone counselling, referrals to emergency refuge and shelter placements across Queensland.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) - 1300 131 340  
24 hour service
Information, counselling and referral service for the general public, concerning family and friends, students and health professionals.

Domestic Violence Helpline - 1800 800 098
Counselling, support and information for victims of domestic violence and their concerned friends. Also counselling for people who commit domestic violence.

Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service -
8226 8787 or (rural) 1800 817 421

Emergency medical and counselling services for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.

TASMANIA

Crisis Pregnancy Counselling (24hr) - 1300 737 732  

Domestic Violence Crisis Service - (03) 6233 2529 or 1800 633 937
9am to midnight Mon-Fri and 4pm to midnight on weekends and public holidays.

Sexual Assault Support - 03 6231 1811
Provides crisis counselling, support with police statements, and coordinates medical and/or forensic examinations if required by victims of sexual assault.

Alcohol and Drugs Information Service (ADIS) - 1800 811 994
24 hour service
Information and counselling service

Centacare Tasmania Family Services �€“ Launceston - 6331 9253
Family and relationship counselling services, anger management and mens counselling. Provides support for unplanned pregnancy and adoption.

Centacare Tasmania �€“ Burnie - 6431 8555
Counselling/support service; domestic violence group for men; support group for women; physical/sexual abuse counselling, mediation and conciliation.

Gender & Sexual Health Support Line - 1800 633 900
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
Telephone counselling and support.

Sexual Assault Support Service - 03 6231 1817
24 hour service
Provides crisis counselling, support with police statements, and coordinates medical and/or forensic examinations if required by victims of sexual assault

VICTORIA

Abortion Trauma and Crisis Pregnancy Help - 03 9417 7622

Centre Against Sexual Assault (Victoria) - 1800 806 292
24 hour service
Free confidential emergency or crisis care service for victim/survivors who have recently been sexually assaulted. This includes crisis counselling support and may include access to medical care and legal processes.

Direct Line - 03 9416 1818 or (freecall) 1800 888 236
24 hour service
Assessment, counselling, referral and information services for drug and alcohol issues.

Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria - 9373-0123 or (country) 1800 015 188.
24 hour service
Crisis support, information, referral to safe accommodation (refuge) for women experiencing abuse in their relationships.

Family Drug Helpline - 1300 660 068
24 hour service
Professional counselling and peer support for family and friends of drug users.

Gay and Lesbian Switchboard - (03) 9827.8544 or 1800631493
Counsellors are available daily from 6pm until 10pm, and Wednesdays from 2pm until 10pm. To speak to a trained counsellor call 03 9827 8544 (metropolitan area) or 1800 184 527 (Country Victoria).

Griefline - (03) 9596 7799
12 noon to 3 am, 7 days a week
Telephone counselling service for anyone experiencing loss or grief.

Pregnancy Counselling Australia - 1300 737 732
24 hour service
Information, referrals and counselling.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Alcohol and Drug Information Service �€“ 9442 5000 or (rural number) 1800 198 024
24 hour service
Information, counselling and support.






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