Useful Liks

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 QLD
Our department is dedicated to protecting children and young people who have been harmed, or are at risk of harm.
http://www.childsafety.qld.gov.au/child-protection

NSW Department of Community Services
Child and adolescent protection and practical advice-based 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:
http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/…/reporting_suspected_abuse_or_neglect.html

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 Planning and Community Development Victoria
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

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

LifeCare
Fully accredited face to face counselling with a Christian backbone, for adolescents and couples, covering domestic violence, depression, divorce, and sexual abuse.
http://www.bcs.org.au/LifeCare/Counselling.aspx

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

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/help_and_resources

Emergency and after hours contacts – Sydney
Links to dozens of emergency contact numbers for services all around  Sydney.
http://www.uws.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/122521/Emergency_and_after_hours_contacts_0210.pdf

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://www.rapecrisis.org.au

Rape Crisis Centre Australia
A support and referral service for anyone who has experienced sexual violence.
http://www.rapecrisiscentre.com.au

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
General and sexual assault counselling, referrals and medical services for young people.
http://www.dvirc.org.au

Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre
Provides free and confidential telephone support, face to face counselling, and support groups work for women over 15 years old who have any form of sexual violence (e.g. rape, sexual assault, incest).
http://www.brissc.org.au