Counselling and support

It may be helpful to talk to an expert if you are suffering from the impacts of serious online abuse or exposure to disturbing content.

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Staying safe

If the serious online abuse is part of domestic or family violence and you feel unsafe, contact police immediately.

 

Call Triple Zero (000) now.

Support for children and young people

It can be really hard and isolating if you are being bullied or abused online but help and support is available. Reach out to a trusted adult or teacher and let them know what is happening and how it makes you feel. You can also talk or chat online to a free counselling service.

Your GP can also assess you for a mental health treatment plan, so you can talk to a trained counsellor, or there may be a counsellor at your school.

Get help to manage the impacts of cyberbullying (under 18), adult cyber abuse (18 or older), image-based abuse or illegal and restricted online content.

Find a support service that is right for you

Kids Helpline

5 to 25 year olds. All issues. Confidential phone counselling available all day, every day. Online chat available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Headspace

12 to 25 year olds. All issues. Phone counselling available 12pm to 8pm AEST, every day. Online chat available 9am to 1am AEST, every day.

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Support for adults

It can be upsetting if you are experiencing serious online abuse. Reach out to a friend or family member and let them know what is happening and how it makes you feel.

Your GP can also assess you for a mental health treatment plan, so you can talk to a trained counsellor.

Get help to manage the impacts of adult cyber abuse, image-based abuse and illegal and restricted online content and domestic and family violence.

Find a support service that is right for you

1800RESPECT

Confidential counselling, support and information for people affected by sexual abuse or domestic and family violence. Available 24/7.

Lifeline

All ages. All issues. Phone counselling available all day, every day. Online chat available 7pm to 4am AEST daily.

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