Domestic violence help
in your region
The Grow Program is based on a 12-step program of personal growth of mutual help and support. The Grow Program is all-inclusive and draws on many principles for mental, social and spiritual health. At each meeting, members share about how they came to GROW and how they are exploring self-improvement strategies on their road to recovery. Joining a Grow group is free – you don’t need to have a referral or a doctor’s diagnosis. Groups are confidential and members can choose to remain anonymous.
The counselling service enables women to seek solutions in an understanding and supportive environment. The service provides women with short term support.
This service is available by appointment only and a commitment fee of $30 ($10 for concession) is charged. If you have any concern regarding fees please discuss this with them.
Emergency Relief assistance through food, material aid, budget advice, utility bills, advocacy issues as well as friendship and support. Home Visitations are carried out by ‘members’ who join local groups called ‘conferences’. Conference members are volunteers who meet regularly to provide mutual support, spiritual reflection and to discuss how best to respond to the people they assist.
Legal Aid WA provides a wide range of services for family law and children’s matters. Services include:
They offer culturally appropriate services on behalf of the WA Primary Health Alliance (Primary Health Network) where you can access:
South West Emergency Care for Children supports families with children up to 11 years of age within their own home when the family may be experiencing a crisis.
Services may include:
Located in Bunbury, Ngalla Maya is a friendly, inclusive shared accommodation solution that provides a safe-haven for single women who find themselves without a place to call home. Established for women, living at Ngalla Maya is a time to take a breath, reflect and make positive changes to ensure you can move on confidently with your life. Think of it as your new home for up to a year. While you’re here, we’ll work with you to build the life skills you need to find, secure and transition to more stable and longer- term accommodation.
Services extend to helping you with budgeting, strengthening your relationship with family, support you to engage in education and training opportunity, help gain employment and assist with accessing services from other organisations (e.g. physical and mental health, alcohol and other drugs). Ngalla Maya is a discrimination free zone where we accept you for who you are, free of judgement.
Centrecare’s Housing Support Service in the Southwest aims to support people who are having problems relating to alcohol and/or drug use to secure and maintain stable accommodation and avoid homelessness. The service can assist you:
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St John of God Bunbury Hospital, located in the south west of Western Australia. With 145 beds and more than 330 highly qualified medical practitioners, their health care facility caters for a variety of medical and surgical admissions and palliative care, plus allied health and community-based services.
Pathways SouthWest is a flexible, responsive, not-for-profit organisation that provides services and support to those experiencing mental illness and those who care for them. Programs include:
The child and adolescent program provides assessment, treatment and support for children and adolescents up to 18 years of age with severe and persistent mental health disorders and/or self harming/suicidal ideations and/or behaviours, as well as assistance for their family/carers
Spencer Street Family Practice (SSFP) is a fully accredited Bulk billing Practice, located in Bunbury. Services include:
Lamp offer a wide variety of community-based mental health services, plus NDIS assistance, for the people of the South West. Services include:
The South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS) is a Noongar Community Controlled Health Organisation. Services include:
If you are 12 to 25 and going through a tough time headspace Bunbury is here to help. Health professionals in headspace Centres around Australia can help with mental and physical health, alcohol and other drugs, and work and study. Visits are free and confidential.
MensLine Australia is the 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. Mensline telephone support, online chat counselling
1800RESPECT is a national sexual assault and domestic violence counselling service.
1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:
They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They offer telephone, online chat and text support services. Telephone service are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Rurallink gives easy telephone access to experienced community mental health staff, with a focus on supporting people with mental health issues.
It is a confidential service that meets the needs of the community and delivering continuous care and support where needed. The service provides a single point of contact providing information, advice, assessment, and where required, referrals to other mental health services.
The Pets in Crisis program offers a temporary home for pets from households experiencing family and domestic violence while their owner seeks refuge or temporary accommodation of their own.
This helps to alleviate some of the logistical stress of removing themselves and their loved ones from a dangerous home environment.
The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides counselling for men who are concerned about becoming violent or abusive. The service can provide:
Information and support is also available for men who have experienced family and domestic violence
The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence. This includes:
Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. Call the Crisis Care Helpline when:
Entrypoint Perth is a free assessment and referral service assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Western Australia to access accommodation and support options. For individuals and families based in regional Western Australia, they can:
Communicare Breathing Space offers a behaviour change program to men who have been abusive in their intimate partner and family relationships. Their therapeutic community provides men with up to six months of accommodation while they undertake an intensive therapeutic program including educational group work, individual counselling and case management. Group work includes:
The program supports men to make changes in a secure and supported therapeutic setting.
The Samaritans is a Western Australian based not for profit organisation providing telephone counselling for all sorts of worries including:
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Kids Helpline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to talk to you. No problem is too big or too small to call Kids Helpline about.
Gambling Help is support for anyone affected by gambling. Services include:
QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.
The Women’s Legal Service WA is a free community legal centre providing legal advice, support and advocacy to WA women experiencing disadvantage. They can assist women with:
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A payment for farming families in financial hardship.
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Your Toolkit is a free comprehensive online financial toolkit that is designed to help women facing domestic and family violence and financial abuse on their journey to more independent, confident and safe lives. Their website includes information on:
ASIC’s MoneySmart website is for all Australians – young or old, rich or poor, investing or paying off debt.
They offer free, independent guidance. They have smart tips on dealing with the ups and downs of life: