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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.

Child Witness Service Karratha

The Child Witness Service provides practical information and helps children and young people emotionally prepare for court. Support is provided on an individual basis. Evidence is never discussed.
 
The Child Witness Service aims to:
• Reduce trauma for children giving evidence in court by appropriate preparation and support.
• Undertake assessments of a child’s needs in relation to giving evidence and advocate for the child to receive their entitlements under the legislation.
• Work with the WA Police Force and the Director of Public Prosecutions to ensure a child witness and their family are kept fully informed about the progress of a case through the courts.
• Help a child witness prepare a victim impact statement, even if the child is not required to give evidence.
It is not necessary to know for certain if the child is required to give evidence. Child victims and witnesses can receive support from the time charges are laid until the matter before the court is finalised.
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The Salvation Army – Family and Domestic Violence

The Salvation Army provides a wide range of services around the country to support women and women with children impacted by family and domestic violence. We understand that experiencing family violence can be frightening and isolating. We offer refuge, children’s and parenting services, counselling, support, men’s programs, accommodation and advice to women and children who are experiencing, or who have experienced, family violence.
 
The Salvation Army is committed to providing services that are inclusive to people of all genders, ages, people living with a disability, and those from LGBTIQ+ and CALD communities.
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Yaandina Community Services – Counselling Service

This service provides counselling and healing support to children, young people (aged 5 – 18 years) and their families primarily affected by childhood sexual abuse in Roebourne and surrounding areas. The service offers a range of artistic therapies and other forms of counselling to assist children, young people and their families to process traumatic experiences, resolve conflict, manage behaviour and develop healthy coping skills. Referrals are required and the service is confidential.

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Mission Australia – Pilbara Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service

Pilbara Family & Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service (CRS) assists victims of family and domestic violence who have had police attend an incident of family violence, which has resulted in a domestic violence incident report (DVIR). The CRS works alongside Western Australian Police, Child Protection and Family Support, and Department of Corrective Services, offering support to people at high risk of violence to build their safety, away from further abuse.

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Mawarnkarra Health Service – Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Mawarnkarra runs a number of social health programs and services. They offer the following health programs to our clients:

  • Tackling Indigenous Smoking program
  • Women’s Safe House
  • Alcohol & Nutrition program
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing program
  • Environmental Health program
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Karratha Women’s Place

The Karratha Women’s Inc aims to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of women of all ages, religions, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations living in the City of Karratha. 
 
Programs include:
• Conversation Cafe – it is a monthly morning tea that offers an opportunity for women of all ages to meet and make new friends
• Chit Chat Online Catch Up
• Counselling – Dee is a qualified counsellor with over 20 years’ experience working in the community service industry. She will happily listen to your problems/issues and then guide you to the best resource or resolution.
• The Karratha Stronger Aboriginal Women’s Group – to ensure that Aboriginal women of all ages, living in the City of Karratha, are supported and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
• Multicultural Women’s Group – it is a group of women from different cultural backgrounds who get together to discuss issues that may be affecting their wellbeing in a safe, and friendly environment. 
• Community Awareness Presentations
• Health Awareness Presentations – sessions cover a range of health topics revolving around physical, mental as well as sexual health.
• Mix and Match Fitness – supports the physical health of women in the City of Karratha, where qualified trainers facilitate each session and cover a range of exercise.
• Yarn with Yarn – a popular weekly knitting and crochet social group, which aims to decrease social isolation and increase social networks.
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Karratha Health Campus

Karratha Health Campus provides a 24 hours, 7 day emergency department.

Karratha Health Campus provides integrated health services including physiotherapy, speech therapy, counselling, community health nursing and community mental health.

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Headspace Pilbara

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. They deliver services and support to young people aged 12–25.
Headspace Pilbara have Youth Wellbeing Workers based in Newman, Port Hedland and Karratha. They are here to answer any questions or concerns you have about your mental health, drug and alcohol issues, general health, sexual health and relationships. 
To make an appointment, visit, call or email us to find a time that suits.
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Anglicare WA Karratha – Counselling

Counselling is offered by trained professionals who can assist with a wide variety of issues. Counselling can be provided to individuals, couples or families. Counselling is available at Anglicare sites across WA. They also offer telephone counselling for people who cannot attend in person, including those who live in rural or remote regions.
 
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Anglicare WA Karratha – Reclaiming Our Lives

Reclaiming Our Lives is a group program that supports women who are or have been subjected to family violence and/or abuse.
The program consists of nine two-hour sessions held at a safe venue, where you can share and talk openly about yourself, your relationships, and your family. The program provides information about domestic violence but also encourages participating women to support each other emotionally and practically within the group environment. Each session focuses on a different topic.
 
Topics include:
• Managing Stress
• Life after an abusive relationship, the possibility of new and nourishing relationships
• Supporting Self-Esteem
• Understanding the many different behaviours which are identified as ‘Family and Domestic Violence’
• Dynamics of Emotional Abuse
• Looking at the helpful and unhelpful ways anger can be expressed
• Understanding the impact of Family and Domestic Violence on children and how we can help them come through it
• Exploring Legal Issues and Rights
 
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Anglicare WA Karratha – Domestic Violence Advocacy and Support Service

The free service provides support and advocacy to adult victims of family and domestic violence.
 
The support provided by this service includes:
 
• Information about safe accommodation options
• Referral to other relevant agencies
• Advocacy on victim’s behalf to other agencies
• Support with legal and court proceedings
• Police liaison
• Education and information about family and domestic violence
• Emotional support
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Anglicare WA Karratha – Mums and Dads Forever

Mums and Dads Forever focusses on assisting families to reduce conflict and develop more positive ways to communicate so that children are not “caught in the middle”. The program helps parents understand how conflict impacts children and young people so that parents can support their children through the separation process.
 
Run over eight two-hour group sessions, the program covers:
 
• The separation process
• Managing emotions
• Conflict management and effective communication
• Impact of separation and conflict on children
• Setting boundaries
• Understanding oneself and own and children’s needs
• Parents do not attend the group with their former partners.
 
The program also offers  short term individual counselling to parents who have attended or are attending the group program. The counsellors are highly qualified, professional staff who are experienced in working with families and have a good knowledge of family separation. 
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State and National Counselling Services Services

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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The WA AIDS Council – 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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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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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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