Domestic violence help
in your region
The Ruah Community Services team in Geraldton offers personalised support and respite accommodation for people in the area who are diagnosed and living with severe and persistent mental illness.
The service operates a four-bed respite care facility and is open to people aged 18-65. Clients must be case managed by their General Practitioner, the Midwest Mental Health Service or a psychiatrist.
Allied Health services are provided throughout the Geraldton, Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne Districts with a focus on prevention and early intervention, working on keeping people well, improving the health of the community and helping individuals who need treatment and care.
The Midwest Allied Health team consists of:
What services do they provide?
Centacare’s counsellors see individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. They offer one-to-one counselling and group workshops and we help you choose the support that benefits you most.
They offer help with a wide range of stressful difficulties, including:
The free Children’s Counselling Service at Desert Blue Connect supports both the parents/caregivers and children. They provide consultation and counselling for parents who are concerned about their children. This may be parents who know or suspect that their children have experienced child sexual assault, or those who want to support their children who have been exposed to or experienced family violence. A Child Counsellor will support you with tools and advice for better dealing with daily life challenges.
Well Women’s Clinic:
Desert Blue Connect, Women’s Health Program’s Outreach Well Women’s Clinic provides cervical screening testing, breast health and advice, STI testing and continence related education and advice.
General Nurse Consults:
This service is available on Tuesday and Thursday and includes pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests, breast health, continence information, relationship/sexual health, menopause advice, and mental health support (including perinatal) services and referral.
Services include jobactive and Disability Employment Services support programs which vary depending on your circumstances. Both programs include help with:
ParentsNext is a pre-employment program aimed at parents with young children. The program works with parents in assisting them to identify and reach their education and employment goals.
Support through ParentsNext might include:
Geraldton PCYC exists so that disadvantaged children and young people at risk in the Geraldton area have a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.
Geraldton PCYC provides a range of safe, inclusive and affordable recreational activities and youth engagement programs for all members of the community. Geraldton PCYC works in close partnership with government and non-government agencies to improve conditions for young people within the community.
These include the WA Police Force, local schools and community service groups within the Midwest Region.
Community Health services promote healthy outcomes for infants, young children and their families through a comprehensive approach in collaboration with parents/carers. Community Health nurses complete health checks and assessments of children’s physical, developmental, social and emotional needs and enable access to timely and appropriate interventions and supports.
Groups at risk of poorer health outcomes are of particular focus. Universal services include developmental assessments from birth to school entry at the key ages of 0-14 days, 8 weeks, 4 months, 12 months, 2 years and starting school. Included in the schedule is:
The Geraldton Health Campus is the regional health campus for the Midwest region and includes the Geraldton Hospital. Services provided at the Geraldton Health Campus include:
A community controlled Aboriginal organisation, offering an affordable and culturally appropriate health services to the Mid West and Murchison communities.
Through resident and mobile services, they work collaboratively with service providers to offer a range of comprehensive primary health care programs. GRAMS believes in promoting healthy lifestyles, social and emotional well-being and early interventions. They provide services such as:
Provide a full range of financial planning, taxation and legal services. These include investments, risk insurance, superannuation and self-managed superannuation, estate planning, retirement and aged care planning, business advice and inter-generational financial planning.
Financial Solutions Geraldton advisers experience in the following:
Youth Focus provides a friendly, confidential and professional service for young people who are in need of counselling and support. Our Counsellors are trained professionals who work with young people specifically around issues associated with suicide, depression and self-harm. Youth counselling appointments are free of charge.
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 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.
Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Suicide Call Back Service services include telephone chat services, online chat and video chat.
Beyond Blue provides mental health information and support for all Australiana. Beyond Blue services includes:
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 Meth Helpline is a confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s meth use.
eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 – 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.
Confidential, non-judgemental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use.
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:
The Job Shop is a regional recruitment agency offering a range of employment options for temporary workers and Australian residents.
Support through payments and services while you are looking for work or doing approved studies to help you find and keep a job.
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.
Blue Knot Helpline is a specialist service which support adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, parents, partners, family and friends as well as the professionals who work with them.
Legal help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced domestic and family violence. They not only offer free legal services, but community education and early intervention and prevention programs as well.
Legal Aid WA offers free or low-cost legal services to the community. Legal Aid WA services include infoline and infochat.
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.
To get this you must:
National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. Their financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service.
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: