Below is a list of education support services, including behaviour change programs, community education programs, protective behaviour programs, women’s support programs and relationship education. If you cannot find local education support services for your area, you can find a list of state and national education programs at the bottom of this page.

Waratah – Children’s Domestic Violence Service

Waratah Children’s Domestic Violence Service (CDV) is designed to offer services to help children, young people and their families heal from the harmful psychological, emotional and social effects of domestic violence and abuse.
 
The service provides free, specialised counselling, support and therapeutic intervention services for:
• Children, young people and their families, who have witnessed or experienced family and domestic violence
• Children, young people and their families who are in circumstances where violence has occurred, or is likely to occur, in an intimate familial relationship
 
For out of hours help, advice and counselling 1800 737 732 
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Waratah – Education, Training and Community Development Service

Waratah Education, Training and Community Development Service plays an important role by increasing community knowledge and skills and challenge the myths surrounding sexual assault and sexual abuse and domestic violence. Training Programs include:

  • Respectful Relationships – which provides interactive sessions to young people on developing healthy relationships
  • Healthy Responses to Children – which provides interactive sessions to enable parents develop skills and assist their children who have experienced trauma
  • Trauma Informed Practice and Care Delivery – for professionals
  • Dealing with Disclosures of Sexual Abuse and Assault – for professionals
  • Protective Behaviours
  • Understanding the Impacts of Trauma on Children’s Behaviour
For after hours help, advice and counselling, please call 1800 737 732
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Waratah – Family Abuse Intevention Service

The service provides free, specialised counselling, support, advocacy and therapeutic intervention for women aged sixteen years and over who are in circumstances where violence has occurred or is likely to occur in an intimate or familial relationship.

Women can access the service by either self-referring, by having another agency refer them, or by being referred by Department for Child Protection and Family Support.

 
For out of hours help, advice and counselling, please call 1800 737 732
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South West Women’s Health & Information Centre – Health Education

Information and advice is available on all aspects of women’s health. Make an appointment to see a qualified nurse.

  • Contraception
  • Fertility Awareness
  • Pregnancy Choices (including Unplanned Pregnancy, Terminations, Support)
  • Menopause Issues
  • Period Problems
  • Any other health concerns you may have.

They provide telephone, one to one or community education on women’s health topics. They are also able to do pregnancy testing and offer follow up support.

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Relationships WA – Bunbury Family Relationship Centre

Relationships WA Bunbury provide relationship education courses, including:

  • Communication in Relationships
  • Healthy Conflict in Relationships
  • Parenting After Seperation
  • Self Worth – An Introduction
  • Stepfamilies: An Introduction
  • Supporting Your Anxious Child
  • Understanding Angry Emotions
  • Communication in Relationships
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Dads and Daughters
  • Fathering after Separation
  • Healthy Conflict in Relationships
  • Managing Anger (Men)
  • Parenting after Separation
  • Family dispute resolution for parenting and property matters
     
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AccordWest Prison Release – Trauma Counselling

Our Trauma Counselling program helps you come to terms with the time you’ve spent in prison, as well as treat any unresolved past traumas that are having a major negative impact on your life story.  
 
Through regular counselling sessions, therapeutic interventions and psychosocial education groups accessible both before and after your release, we will help you manage your past trauma related experiences and assist in making better choices in the future. With the support of a qualified and experienced trauma counsellor participants are provided a safe environment to process, accept and release trauma related symptoms.
 
Through Trauma Counselling you will actively work towards addressing:
• Anxiety
• Psychological and emotional pain
• Physical pain
• Improved sleeping, eating, and physical patterns of behaviour
• Increasing motivation towards achieving positive outcomes.
• Addictive alcohol and drug use
• Addictive behaviours and habits – for example, gambling, gaming, pornography
• Mental health related concerns
• Aggressive behaviours towards others – including partners 
• Intense negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviours which impact on our relationships with others
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State and National Education Services Services

Mensline

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 Australia offers a range of ways to access their free, professional counselling and support services:
 
• Telephone
•Callback service – You may be eligible to receive up to six free telephone counselling sessions, scheduled at times to best suit your needs.
• Online chat counselling – text-based counselling available through the MensLine Australia website
• Video chat counselling – face-to-face counselling available through  Zoom Video Conferencing. 
• Assisted referrals
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1800RESPECT

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service.

1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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WESNET – Safe Connections

The Safe Connections program provides tech-abuse advice to women who are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse as well as being able to provide women (and children) affected by domestic, family or sexual violence with a free Safe Connections phones and top-up credit (eligible clients can top-up 3 times in the financial year).

They also provide tech-abuse advice where they can organise appointments with one of our tech experts.

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Over the past two years DVassist has been offering a telephone and webchat counselling service as part of a pilot project funded by the Commonwealth Government.

The project is now complete and consequently our counselling services are no longer operating as of Friday 21 October 2022.

For 24-hour confidential information, counselling and support for family and domestic violence please call
1800 Respect on 1800 737 732.

For crisis support, including referrals to women’s refuges, please call Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline on
1800 007 339.

If you are in immediate danger
please call 000.

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