If you, or someone you care about, is at risk of harm right now call Triple Zero (000).
The Butterfly Foundation provides help for people experiencing eating disorders or body image issues, and those that care for them. It also provides support to professionals managing these issues with clients.
Community health centres
Local community health centres offer face-to-face counselling. To find one in your local area, search for ‘Community Health Centre’ online.
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
A state-wide resource centre offering training, publications, resources and comprehensive list of support services state by state.
Family violence law help
Online resources for people wanting to understand domestic and family violence, the law and where to get help.
General practitioners (GP)
You can ask your GP for a referral to a counsellor/psychologist if you need. You don’t have to tell the GP what happened — simply explain that you need support as you are feeling very sad/angry/worried. If you meet the criteria for a mental health treatment plan, some of your out-of-pocket expenses for a counsellor/psychologist may be covered by Medicare.
All ages. Directory for Legal Aid in each state and territory. Legal aid commissions provide legal assistance services in criminal, family and civil law matters.
Articles, resources and training for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer and/or intersex young people. As well as professional training to help support LGBTQI people.
Urgent psychiatric help
If you are experiencing a serious episode, tell a friend, call your GP, counsellor or psychologist. If you fear for your safety, or the safety of others, call Triple Zero (000).
Workplaces might offer counselling through an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This service can be used for any issue and is confidential.