Domestic violence help
in your region
Below is a list of youth support services, including youth mental health and counselling, youth education services, youth support groups, youth mentoring services and youth contact services. If you cannot find local youth support services for your area, there is a list of state and national youth support services at the bottom of this page, including those offering counselling, information and referral services.
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:
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;
The ‘Boys to Men’ training can be presented to a large group in a 90-minute workshop called “Who’s the Man”, where participants are presented with a real insight into some of the issues facing boys/men in Australia today. The “Boys to Men” training program is a small group workshop delivered over 6 sessions. By working through discussion topics and activities that centre around the themes of “CHOICE,” “RESPECT,” and “MATESHIP,” participants are actively involved in coming up with realistic strategies they can take away and use in their lives.
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:
|Enables children of separated parents to have safe contact with the parent they do not live with. Where separated parents are experiencing high levels of conflict, Children’s Contact Service ensures the safe transfer of children from one parent to another and manages supervised visits so that each parent can spend time with their children.
Supervised visits can occur on the weekends.
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 department of child protection and family support provide and fund a range of child safety and family support services throughout the state including mandatory reporting investigations and training, Working with Children Checks, fostering and adoption services, counselling and outreach programs, crisis accommodation, homelessness services, and emergency services support.
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.
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.