Useful Links

Counselling services – phone, online and offline:

Kids Help Line
Freecall: 1800 551 800
http://www.kidshelp.com.au

LifeLine
Ph: 131 114
http://www.lifeline.org.au

Headspace
Online counselling service
https://eheadspace.org.au/

Beyond Blue for Youth
Online information for you and for helping others
https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/

Emergency Accommodation:

Crisis Network Sydney
Lists all major providers of emergency short term accommodation in Sydney
http://www.melbourne.homeless.org.au/sydney.html

Melbourne Crisis Accommodation
Emergency or crisis accommodation iinformation from government-funded agencies or charities to help people find somewhere to live immediately.
http://www.melbourne.homeless.org.au/about-crisis-accommodation.html

Adult mentoring and life coaching:

Life Coaching Academy
Assists you to find a life coach for adults.
http://www.lifecoachingacademy.com.au

The Australian Life Coaching Society
The purpose is to provide coaching services to individuals, charity organisations and other under-resourced groups who have a wish or need for coaching, but lack the financial resources.
http://www.lifecoaching.net.au

Childrens and infant services:

Infant Care
The organisation believes that support and reassurance in the first twenty-eight days after birth are vital for both mother and baby’s physical health and wellbeing.
http://www.infantcare.com.au

Raising Children Network
Australian parenting website: comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-8 years.
http://www.raisingchildren.net.au

Community services:

Department of Communities & Child Safety QLD
Our department is dedicated to protecting children and young people who have been harmed, or are at risk of harm.
https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety

NSW Department of Community Services
Child and adolescent protection and practical information for people interested in child protection, foster care, adoption (local and international) and parenting.
http://www.community.nsw.gov.au

NSW reporting suspected abuse or neglect:
Child Protection Helpline 132 111

The Department of Human Services (DHS)
Committed to making a positive difference for Victorians most in need through the provision of housing and community services.
http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au

Youth – Department of Justice and Regulation 
The Victorian youth justice program works with young offenders aged between 10 and 20 years.
http://www.cyf.vic.gov.au/youth-justice

Federal Department of Health and Ageing – Maternal and Infant Care
Maternal and infant care services module notes and examples of current accepted practice.
http://www.health.gov.au

Mens groups:

Men in Action (MIA)
NSW based social friendship group focussed on supporting blokes.
http://www.meninaction.com.au

Men’s Stuff
Queensland based mens group that positively deals with men’s issues.
http://www.menstuff.org/issues/byissue/mensgroups.html

Mental Health / Depression / Crisis services:

Blue Pages
A directory of services for mental health crisis situations with links to each State.
http://www.bluepages.anu.edu.au/

Emergency and after hours contacts – Sydney
Links to dozens of emergency contact numbers for services all around  Sydney.
https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/wellbeing_mentalhealth/wbmh/mental_health_and_wellbeing_resources

Beyond Blue
Australian organisation provides information about depression to consumers, carers and health professionals.
http://www.beyondblue.org.au

Beyond Blue Youth
Designed to help youth (teenagers) find their way back from depression and anxiety.
http://www.youthbeyondblue.com

Mental Health Crisis Team Melbourne
This service based in the western suburbs of Melbourne assists people who are in crisis with mental problems – including people who are close to suicide.
http://www.melbourne.homeless.org.au/mental-health-crisis-team.html

Police services:

Call 000 if it is urgent.

http://www.afp.gov.au
http://www.police.act.gov.au
http://www.police.nsw.gov.au
http://www.police.nt.gov.au
http://www.police.qld.gov.au
http://www.sapolice.sa.gov.au
http://www.police.tas.gov.au
http://www.police.vic.gov.au
http://www.police.wa.gov.au

Rape Crisis Centres:

NSW Rape Crisis Centre
A state-wide 24 hour, 7 days a week telephone crisis, support counselling and referral service for women of all ages who have experienced sexual abuse.
http://www.nswrapecrisis.com.au

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
A rape crisis centre located in Canberra – this site contains important information on sexual assault and child abuse.
http://crcc.org.au/http://crcc.org.au/

Rape & Domestic Violence Services
A national support and referral service for anyone who has experienced sexual violence.
http://www.rape-dvservices.org.au/