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.
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.
The Midwest Mental Health and Community Alcohol and Drug Service provides multidisciplinary assessment, treatment and advice to consumers in the Midwest region with moderate to severe mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues. It also provides support to carers, local health services and other agencies that work with people experiencing mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues.
MMH & CADS provides services in:
A chaplain is available to provide emotional and/or spiritual support for victims of crime, families of victims, witnesses, offenders, families of offenders and court & security staff.
The Geraldton Family Counselling Service (GFCS) service provides individuals, families and groups the opportunity to learn more about personal development, relationship issues, childhood behaviour difficulties, parenting, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, anger management and separation issues.
You don’t have to be referred to get an appointment, you can make one yourself or you can be referred by a service provider who might make the appointment for you.
Got a lot going on? No shame in talking it out. headspace Geraldton is a free and confidential health service for young people aged between 12 and 25 years. There are no fees for our service, even our GP appointments are bulk billed to Medicare with your permission.
Families can access the service by self-referral, other agency referral, by the Department of Child Protection and Family Support or directly from Police.
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.