HELP & RESOURCES


EMERGENCY RESOURCES

Triple Zero (000)

Phone: 000

In case of emergency or immediate danger. National phone number for Police, Ambulance or Fire.

Lifeline

Phone: 13 11 44

24/7 confidential crisis support service available from a landline, payphone or mobile. Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline.

1800 RESPECT

Phone: 1800 737 732

1800respect.org.au

National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service for people living in Australia. Confidential 24/7 telephone helpline and online counselling service.


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

 If you require urgent help or are in immediate distress, please phone Triple Zero (000) or contact your local hospital emergency department.

Lifeline

Phone: 13 11 44

24/7 confidential crisis support service available from a landline, payphone or mobile. Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline.

Beyond Blue

beyondblue.org.au

Support and resources for concerns about depression and anxiety.

Support line: 1300 22 4636

24/7 information and advice from a trained mental health professional.

SANE Australia

sane.org

Information about mental health and illness including treatment and support.

Helpline: 1800 18 7263

For mental health information and referral to support services. Available 9am – 5pm weekdays.


RELATIONSHIP RESOURCES

Family Relationships Online

familyrelationships.gov.au

Provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution.

Relationships Australia

relationships.org.au

A leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities, with service providers in each Australian state and territory and a national office based in Canberra.

Family Relationship Advice Line

Phone: 1800 050 321

A national telephone service established to assist anyone affected by relationship or separation issues, including parents, grandparents, children, young people, step-parents or friends. Available 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 4pm Saturday (except national public holidays).

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PARENTING RESOURCES

Raising Children Network

raisingchildren.net.au

The complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens. Information and discussion forums for Australian mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone else who has responsibility for the care of children.

Resourcing Parents

resourcingparents.nsw.gov.au

Provides parenting education information to parents and carers of children aged 0 to 18 years.

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Phone: 1800 882 436

Available 24/7.

pregnancybirthbaby.org.au

Receive guidance on children’s growth, behaviour and development, or talk to a counsellor for emotional support. Video call available 7am – midnight, 7 days (including public holidays).

Kids Helpline

Phone: 1800 55 1800

Australia’s only free, private and confidential, phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Website also includes information and support for parents. Available 24/7.


RESOURCES FOR FATHERS

MensLine Australia

Phone: 1300 78 99 78

mensline.org.au

24/7 national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors experienced in men’s issues.

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Dads in Distress

Phone: 1300 853 457

Available 9am – 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday.

dadsindistress.asn.au

Provides peer support to parents at risk of crisis and trauma that may impact upon family safety and wellbeing.

Beyond Blue

beyondblue.org.au

Includes support and resources for male mental health.

Support line: 1300 22 4636

24/7 information and advice from a trained mental health professional.

Dadvice by Beyond Blue

https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/pregnancy-and-new-parents/dadvice-for-new-dads

Because babies change everything. Watch the series, take our dad stress test and get some tips for nailing this whole dad thing.

 

Mens Referral Service (NSW and VIC)

Phone: 1300 766 491

mrs.org.au

Offers anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violent and controlling behaviour.

Men and Family Relationship Services

Aims to help men and their family members to develop and maintain positive family relationships, especially at times of relationship change. Services are located in every state and territory in a range of rural, regional and metropolitan locations.

Parenting Research Centre – Fathers Matter Booklet

Practical information for fathers about bonding with your children, rough and tumble play, and parenting after separation.