If you believe that a child is in imminent danger or in need of medical assistance, call Police or Ambulance services on 000.
If you are feeling distressed, are worried about someone or would like someone to talk to, you can contact:
- Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or www.kidshelp.com.au
- Headspace on 1800 650 890 or www.headspace.org.au
- Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.org.au
- Bravehearts counselling and support for survivors of child sexual abuse on 1800 272 831 or www.bravehearts.org.au
- Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) on 1800 008 774 or www.clan.org.au
- PartnerSPEAK (peer support for non-offending partners and families of perpetrators of child sexual abuse) on 03 9018 7872 or www.partnerspeak.org.au
- 1800 RESPECT national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service on 1800 737 732 or www.1800respect.org.au
- MensLine Australia on 1300 78 99 78 or www.mensline.org.au
- Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491 or www.ntv.org.au
- Relationships Australia on 1300 364 277 or www.relationships.org.au
For information about relevant support services and other resources, you can contact:
- Healing Foundation on 02 6272 7500 or www.healingfoundation.org.au
- People With Disability Australia on 1800 422 015 or www.pwd.org.au
- Children and Young People with Disability Australia on 1800 222 660 or www.cyda.org.au
For additional helplines and counselling services for children, young people and parents, Australia-wide and by state and territory, see this resource sheet developed by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
For additional counselling and support services for parents, see Parentline counselling services in each state and territory.