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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.

Bega Garnbirringu Health Service – Social and Emotional Wellbeing

The SEWB centre is located in a safe and confidential space and our focus is to increase participation and engagement of Aboriginal people in mental health services. It provides support with suicide and self-harm as well as problems with alcohol and other drugs.

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Anglicare WA – Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service

The Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service works in partnership with the Department for Child Protection and the WA Police to improve the safety of child and adult victims of family and domestic violence.

The service uses a collaborative approach that focuses on timely and early intervention following a police call out to a domestic violence incident.

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Anglicare WA – Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Service

The Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Service aims to reduce the devastating effects of sexual abuse on children through counselling and support, providing them with strategies that enable them to be safe and establish non-abusive relationships in their future.

The service assists children to manage trauma and educates them about social skills and strategies that enable them to be safe and establish non-abusive relationships. It also teaches parents to recognise the symptoms and effects of sexual abuse against children and how to provide support for their child’s healing.

Counselling is available for children and their non-offending family members. This includes:

  • Children up to the age of 18 who have suffered sexual abuse
  • Children up to the age of 18 who are exhibiting sexualised behaviours
  • Children up to the age of 18 who have committed sexual abuse against others
  • Non-offending siblings and carers who have been affected by the sexual abuse or behaviour of a child who has been referred to the service
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Victim Support and Child Witness Service – Kalgoorlie

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:

  • Counselling and support
  • Providing information and referrals to other support services
  • Helping victims write a victim impact statement
  • Preparing and supporting victims during a court case
  • Helping victims obtain information on the status of police investigations
  • Providing support when making an application for a restraining order
  • Providing information about criminal injuries compensation
  • Helping victims understand their rights within the criminal justice system
  • Providing information on the status of convicted offenders in WA, through the Victim Notification Register.

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:

  • Accessing services such as counselling, police, legal, medical and other relevant services
  • Working with the WA Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions and providing the child with up to date information as a matter progresses through the court system
  • Preparing a child for giving evidence in court and providing in court support
  • Helping a child to prepare a victim impact statement.
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Pregancy Problem House – Kalgoorlie

Finding out that you’re pregnant can be difficult, even when life is going well. When the timing isn’t right, or there are problems to face, it can be confusing, frustrating, frightening, even overwhelming. The stress and emotions can make it tough to think clearly, get good information and make good decisions. There can be pressure from people, circumstances, and even inside yourself.  Pregnancy Problem House specializes in helping women and couples find solutions. They offer non-judgmental understanding, accurate information, and personalised care.

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Kalgoorlie – Community Mental Health Service

Services are available for people of all ages. Walk ins welcome. Clinical Programs include;

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Youth Mental Health
  • Aboriginal Mental Health
  • Adult Mental Health; and
  • Seniors Mental Health Programs.

Referrals: The referred referral method is through your General Practitioner, however there are other referral options:

  • Your General Practitioner (preferred option)
  • Crisis and emergency services
  • Other health services
  • Community agencies
  • Schools
  • Private Psychiatrists or other doctors
  • Yourself
  • A relative, carer or friend

Aboriginal Mental Health, Older Adult Mental Health, Emergency mental health intervention, Suicide prevention/intervention, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Schizophrenia, acute and persistent, Bipolar affective disorder.

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headspace Kalgoorlie

If you ever feel that you:
• are feeling down or stressed or worried
• can’t deal with school, bullying or struggling with friendships
• want to talk about contraception, sexual health, sexuality, identity or relationships, drinking or drug use
Headspace Kalgoorlie 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.
Would you like to book in with Headspace Kalgoorlie? If so, please download and complete their referral form  and return it to them via email. Our services are free!

Headspace Kalgoorlie provide early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25. The provide the following services:

  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Work and study
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Doctor (GP)
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Goldfields Women’s Health Centre – Counselling

Counselling can be useful for those seeking support with:

  • Mental health distress such as depression or anxiety
  • Problematic relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Childhood trauma / sexual abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Unplanned pregnancy
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Goldfields Rehabilitation Services Inc – Outreach Program

The aim of the Outreach program is to help people facing alcohol, drug and mental health issues to link to other services in the community who can assist in their recovery. They work with each person, one-to-one, to get better counselling and other professional services. Outreach understands the community and each person’s needs and helps provide safe and culturally respectful opportunities to address the issues faced, by caring for the whole person. Outreach aims to reduce alcohol and drug use, improve the wellbeing and lifestyle of clients and support clients through the journey before and after rehabilitation. The Outreach Service works in strong partnership with agencies to support you with pre and post rehabilitation in areas of:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Financial Hardship
  • Numeracy & Literacy
  • Intellectual Difficulties
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Thoughts of Suicide or Self-harm
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Family Mediation
  • Drug & Alcohol Use
  • Mental Health
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Goldfields Rehabilitation Services Inc – Sexual Assault Counselling Support Services

Sexual violence can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. It can affect relationships and can impact on a person’s sense of self- worth. SACSS Goldfields provides counselling to anybody 13 years of age and over who has been sexually assaulted or sexually abused.All SACSS Goldfields services are free and confidential and include:

  • 24 hour crisis intervention for people who have been sexually assaulted within the last 10 days.
  • Counselling and support for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse
  • Up to date information about sexual assault and sexual abuse and
  • Promotional material to improve community awareness of sexual assault and abuse
  • This service is available for women and men who have experienced sexual violence
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Centrecare Kalgoorlie – Rural and Regional Family Support Service (RRFSS)

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.

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Centrecare Kalgoorlie – Family Law Counselling

Family Law Counselling can help people with relationship difficulties better manage their personal or interpersonal issues associated with children and family during separation.

Services include:

  • Relationship separation and divorce
  • Considering what is in the best interests of your children
  • Reaching agreement to living arrangements
  • Co-parenting effectively
  • Supporting parents to reach decisions that support the best outcomes for their children
  • Managing the impact of family and domestic violence
  • Finding alternatives to formal legal processes
  • Communicating effectively
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Centrecare Kalgoorlie – Family Domestic Violence Counselling and Support Service

This service works with adults and children to help them find solutions to problems both practical and personal that have arisen from family and domestic violence. It provides strength focussed responses that assist women and men to find solutions to their problems through information, short term support and safety planning. Formal counselling and support services provide planned and goal directed interventions that assist women, men, children and young people deal with the effects of harms caused by involvement in or exposure to family and domestic violence.

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Centrecare Kalgoorlie – Goldfields Youth Support Services

Centrecare’s Goldfields Youth Support Services aims to develop your social skills and enhance life skills and self-esteem. With increased resiliency you will be better placed to cope with and manage adverse situations in your life, consequently making a positive change for yourself.A youth worker can visit you in your home, school, community or somewhere of your choice, to talk and help you sort things out. It is a free service.

The youth worker can also:

  • provide meaningful activities that engage young people and their families
  • provide informal counselling and mentoring through role modelling
  • strengthen the relationships of young people and their families
  • encourage family responsibility, ownership and involvement
  • develop young people’s pro-social skills, recreational skills and self-esteem
  • encourage inclusivity
  • promote connection to the community
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Centacare Kalgoorlie – Family Dispute Resolution

Centrecare Family Dispute Resolution focuses on children. They also assist couples and families communicate effectively and reach agreements in relation to the needs of children and/or resolve property matters. Separation can be a difficult time for families, particularly for children. The Family Law requires parents to attempt to resolve issues related to their children through Family Dispute Resolution (or a similar service) before being able to initiate proceedings in the Family Court.

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Centacare Kalgoorlie – Goldfields Mental Health Portal

Goldfields Mental Health Portal will deliver place-based low intensity support and psychological interventions to people of the Goldfields-Esperance region. The Goldfields Mental Health Portal provides:

  • a comprehensive assessment
  • assistance with a safety plan
  • assistance with a recovery plan
  • care coordination
  • brief therapeutic interventions suited to your needs e.g. counselling, linkages to services and agencies
  • group activities, supports and workshops
  • digital and telephone support
  • remote area assistance (outreach).
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State and National Counselling Services Services

Blue Knot Foundation

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.
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Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides mental health information and support for all Australians. Beyond Blue services includes:

  • Telephone support
  • Online chat
  • Email support
  • Online forums
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Sexual Assault Resource Centre

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is the 24-hour emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service in metropolitan Perth.
 
SARC provides:
• Emergency services including medical, forensic and counselling support, up to 2 weeks after a sexual assault
• Counselling services for recent and past sexual assaults, rape and child sexual abuse
• Advice for health professionals about to see a patient following a sexual assault 
• Education and training for professionals 
 
SARC services are available to:
• People of all genders
• People 13 years of age and older 
• People affected by sexual assault, including rape and sexual abuse 
• Family members and partners of a person who has experienced sexual violence
 
To request a counselling appointment, telephone between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
(08) 6458 1828
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Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
 
• All young people are treated with respect
• All young people can choose the gender of the counsellor they speak to
• Young people are able to access the same counsellor if they wish to call back
No problem is too big or too small to call Kids Helpline about, including but not limited to: 
• Mental Health
• Physical Health
• Safety & Abuse
• Relationships & Sex
• Life issues
• Family & friends
• School & work
• eSafety
 
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LGBTIQ+ Violence Service

The LGBTIQ+ Violence Counselling Service is for:
  • Anyone in Australia who is from the LGBTIQ+ community who has recently or in the past experienced sexual domestic or family violence
  • Family members, friends and supporters of someone from the LGBTIQ+ community who has experienced sexual domestic or family violence
  • Others who may be impacted by violence targeted toward the LGBTIQ+ community, including professionals.
Their service provides:
  • Professional trauma counselling provided by counsellors who have completed specialist training provided by ACON
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Information and referral to other services
  • Vicarious trauma support and debrief for professionals
They assist with:
  • Managing the impacts of sexual domestic and family violence
  • Talking to supporters
  • Information about seeking assistance from Police
  • Information on medical help
  • Safety planning
  • Referrals
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Ozhelp Foundation

OzHelp is here to help and you are not alone. Their support services are always confidential and they are here to discuss anything that is troubling you.
No information will be passed onto your employer or anyone else about you. Conversations are between you and OzHelp at all times.
Some of the concerns we can help with include:
• Not coping at work
• Having trouble with relationships
• Can’t sleep
• Feeling down
• Can’t shake your worries
• Parenting or co-parenting issues
• Drinking too much
• Gambling issues
• A friend you are worried about
• Financial issues
If you just need some advice or someone to talk to then that’s okay too.
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Counselling Services

The WA AIDS Council offers counselling to people living with or affected by HIV, as well as their friends and family and the broader LGBTIQIA+ community. They also offer youth counselling for the LGBTIQIA+ community.
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Carers WA

Carers Western Australia is dedicated to improving lives of family carers living in WA by providing counselling.

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Samaritans

The Samaritans provides telephone counselling for all sorts of worries so that you can feel completely comfortable in sharing what you are going through. 
The volunteers are here for you – and aren’t afraid to talk abut sensitive and difficult subjects including, but not limited to:
 
• Relationship or family problems
• Loss and bereavement
• Financial worries or job-related anxiety
• School, college or study-related stress
• Illness – your own or someone you care for
• Addiction or substance abuse
• Thoughts of suicide
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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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Lifeline

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.
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eheadspace

eheadspace offers online and telephone mental health support to young people aged 12-25 years and their families or friends. Young people may contact eheadspace if they need advice, are worried about their mental health or are feeling isolated or alone. eheadspace is not a crisis service
 
How eheadspace can help:
• If you are feeling down
• If you are feeling stressed
• If you are being bullied
• If you have concerns about drugs and alcohol
• Getting along with your family and friends
• Romantic relationships
• Questions about sex
• Questions about gender and who you are attracted to
• Getting advice about helping a friend
• Anything you want to talk about!
 
Group chats allow you to connect with other people like you. Led by a headspace professional, group chats explore a range of helpful topics.
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Dads in Distress

Free help for separated dads. Keeping dads alive and in their kids lives since 1999. Guaranteed 100% free, confidential and dad friendly. 
Services include:
 
• Support Helpline
• 24/7 Online Chat & Forum – Jump on to our Virtual Verandah, a private online platform allowing you to get & give help to dads nation-wide. 
• Online meetings; Talk live with dads just like you across Australia. All dads regardless of location are welcome to join any/ all online meetings.
• Physical Peer Support Groups
• Separation Checklist 
• External Support Links 
 
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Communicare Breathing Space Program

Communicare Breathing Space program is available to all men who have been abusive in their intimate partner or family relationship and are ready and willing to make long-term behavioural changes. Communicare’s therapeutic community provides men with up to six months of accommodation while they undertake an intensive therapeutic program including individual informal counselling and case management in their behaviour change journey.
 
Providing residents:
 
• Opportunities to reflect and be accountable for their behaviour and the choices they have made.
• A structured program which supports and encourages learning, offers alternatives and assists men’s capacity in understanding and taking responsibility for their violence, anger and abuse.
• An environment where access to information assists to develop positive strategies to resolve their difficulties.
• Referrals and links to services that meet the needs of each individual participant.
• An extended support service, counselling and assistance post the completion of the six month program for sustained behaviour change
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DVassist Telephone Counselling Service

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.

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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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Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline

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:

  • Phone counselling
  • Information and advice
  • Referral to local advocacy, support services, and safe accommodation if required
  • Support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence
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Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline

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:

  • telephone counselling
  • information and referral to ongoing face to face services if required

Information and support is also available for men who have experienced family and domestic violence

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Crisis Care Helpline

Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. Call the Crisis Care Helpline when:

  • You need someone to help sort out a serious problem.
  • You are concerned about the wellbeing of a child.
  • You are escaping domestic violence and need help.
  • You are homeless.
If you have concerns about a child’s wellbeing, please contact the Central Intake Team on 1800 273 889 or email cpduty@cpfs.wa.gov.au
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Suicide Call Back

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.

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Kidshelpline

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.

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Qlife

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.

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Rurallink

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.

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Parent and Family Drug Support Line

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:

  • Listen to your concerns
  • Provide you with information about alcohol or drug use
  • Provide emotional support and professional advice
  • Offer to transfer you to a parent volunteer for peer support
  • Talk about support options for you and your loved one
  • Refer you to local services that can provide you and your family with ongoing support
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Gambling Help Online

Gambling Help is support for anyone affected by gambling. Services include:

  • Free 24/7 chat and email counselling and support services
  • Professional counsellors with expertise in problem gambling and online services
  • A stepping stone for further help-seeking, including telephone and face-to-face gambling services
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Call to Mind

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.

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