Domestic violence help
in your region
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership.
Services provided include:
The club is designed to provide socialisation opportunities in the community. Various activities are undertaken, from casual cuppa’s to outings, guest speakers and music appreciation, anything to reduce isolation and enjoy life.
This service covers the Shire of Northam.
A trained child support worker is on site and will relieve the parent of care if she needs to attend appointments.
The support may include outings with the parents’ permission, liaison with schools for enrolments, play therapy, referrals for mother and or child to a host of other agencies that may assist with the variety of needs the consumer presents with.
These services cover the Wheatbelt and Upper Great Southern, and based in Northam and Narrogin.
Provides non-clinical support to people with severe and/or persistent psychiatric illness to develop/maintain living & social skills.
This service also encourages the consumer to participate in community life and activities & decrease the burden of care for the Carers. Consumers must provide a referral from the Wheatbelt Mental Health Team, GP, Psychiatrist or Psychologist.
This service covers the Wheatbelt.
This team will participate in a joint assessment of Family and Domestic Violence Incident Reports with Police and Department of Communities (Child Protection Services), to achieve victim safety and perpetrator accountability.
This service covers the Wheatbelt.
This program assists persons who are at risk of becoming homeless or who are homeless and offers:
This service covers the Wheatbelt.
This is a Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Service, providing specialised services to families who have been affected by child sexual abuse. The service is available to:
Comprehensive assessments are provided for each client to enable the development of an individualised treatment plan. Interventions are targeted at:
Northam Family Practice provides services such as:
This is an innovative Home And Community Care (HACC) funded program providing services solely to men who fit the HACC criteria and who are socially isolated through circumstances, financial, geographical or disability. The program is accessed by veterans, CACP men, and HACC clients and the program content is decided by the clients. This consists of trips to museums, local race days, Melbourne Cup event, agriculture events, stock sales, machinery shows, local RSL for lunch or a beer, individual support for medical appointments, and other community and in home based activities.
The service is flexible to suit individual needs and Care/Service Plans reflect this by the type of service and time of provision.
The Regional Men’s Health Initiative’s primary role is to deliver community education and awareness programs on men’s holistic wellbeing and health.
The Warrior Education Sessions focus on physical, mental and social/spiritual wellbeing.
The Men’s Shed is a place where men can get together, join in activities and talk about what’s on their mind. It is a fully equipped workshop where skilled and unskilled men can share time with each other, swap yarns and work together on community projects. Men’s Sheds is a charitable not-for-profit association.
ACS deliver 2 programs throughout the Wheatbelt that are aimed at young people who are At Risk. The programs focus on the education of young people about the Effects of Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco, Social & Emotional Well-being, Sexual Education & Connection to Country & Community. ACS also offer a mentoring service for young people,delivered in a Case Management Model that offers low level support for young people needing some guidance.
Northam PCYC exists so that children and young people at risk in the Northam area have a safe place to go – somewhere they can feel at home, make friends and do things that young people should do.
Northam PCYC is an integral part of the local community delivering programs and activities not available anywhere else in the region. The Centre works closely with schools, community groups, the WA Police and other agencies to provide a variety of activities each week to cater for young peoples needs.
Northam PCYC caters to young people within the community by providing structured social and sporting activities in a safe and controlled environment and relies on community support and a loyal base of volunteers for the successful running of its activities.
Country Financial Directions provides financial services such as:
Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre can assist you in providing advice, information and assistance in:
ALSWA is currently the largest community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal organization in Australia. It provides legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Western Australia in accordance with grant conditions imposed by the Commonwealth Department of the Attorney General. Services include:
Criminal Law: ALSWA criminal law staff make sure the criminal courts know about cultural matters that apply, such as communication styles and tribal punishment.
Family Law: ALSWA family law staff make sure courts that deal with family law and protection issues know about cultural matters that apply, such as communication styles, how children are raised, and the importance of children and family in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Civil Law and Human Rights: ALSWA provides legal advice in a wide range of civil law and human rights matters, including discrimination, compensation for injury, police complaints and wills. ALSWA also assists with enquires about the Stolen Generation and Stolen Wages.
Community Education: ALSWA’s Law and Advocacy Unit is funded to advise Government and mainstream organisations about law and justice issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Western Australia.
Northam Family Lawyers are a private law firms who’s practice areas include:
Mortlock Ryan & Co are a private law firms who’s services include:
Services provided by Northam Health Service include:
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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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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: