Domestic violence help
in your region
Below is a list of counselling services, including domestic violence counselling services, youth counselling services, relationship counselling, family counselling and victims of crime and child witness services. If you cannot find local counselling services for your area, you can find state and national counselling support services at the bottom of this page.
|ABOUT: GCADS services include:
Counselling, information, referral and advocacy for individuals and families affected by alcohol or other drugs, including those referred through the courts or police for the Western Australian Diversion Programs.
Consultancy and referral services for health professionals.
Community education and prevention programs to address alcohol and other drug related harm and suicide.
The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers. Services available to victims of crime include:
The Child Witness Service is a voluntary and free service available to children under 18 years of age who are to give evidence to a court.
Trained staff can assist with:
Services are available for individuals who are concerned about their alcohol and drug use. GCADS services include:
headspace Esperance is linked to headspace Kalgoorlie which is a service tailored for the local community.
If you ever feel that you:
headspace Esperance is a safe place where you can come to have a yarn about any of these issues. They provide early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25.
Mental Health services are provided for people of all ages within the Shires of Esperance, Raventhorpe and Dundas, with an identifiable mental health problems, which is affecting their ability to function in everyday living.
Community based mental health services in the country areas have clinics and centres that have professional staff including psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, clinical psychologists and occupational therapists to provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and ongoing support.
Clinical Programs include;
ECS offers a friendly listening ear, and help with “the next step” to make a way out of the crisis situation. Come on in, or phone for an appointment for pastoral counselling, advocacy support or referral to another better suited agency that could help you.
Escare runs a part-time Youth Service that offers a regular group, information, referrals, advocacy, one to one assistance and recreational activities to you “at risk” people, ages between 12-18 years, in Esperance. The service objective is to:
This service is designed to provide support and counselling for families that are affected by family violence. This service works with the family unit and both supports them and helps them to understand the effects of family violence on them.
This program is designed to provide outreach services in remote locations by way of individual, couple and family counselling in addition to crisis support and community development.
The aim of this program is to increase access and provide timely support through a range of integrated services to at-risk families, promoting a safe environment for children and overall family functioning.
This service is designed to provide education, support and counselling for individuals, couples and families to assist them in forming and maintaining healthy relationships. Counselling is available for both adults and children, either individually or as a family.
The DVassist counselling service is available Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm, via free call 1800 080 083 to anyone living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia. We provide information and support for women, men and young people living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia experiencing family and domestic violence.
1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt 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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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 Parent and Family Drug Support Line is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone concerned about a loved one’s alcohol or drug use. Callers have the option to speak to an experienced parent volunteer.
The counsellor who answers your call can:
Gambling Help is support for anyone affected by gambling. Services include:
Call to Mind is a telepsychiatry service that allows people across Australia to access quality mental health care. They have a team of psychiatrists ranging in availability and speciality to best meet your needs. Consults are held on a video-conferencing platform so you can attend your appointment from anywhere.