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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.

Share and Care Community Services – Family & Domestic Violence Co-ordinated Response Service

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.

  • Participate in the assessment Using the Common Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework.
  • Participate in triage of responses with Department for Child Protection & Police
  • Participate in a multi-agency response for high risk cases.
  • Referrals to appropriate services i.e. Safe at Home

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

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Parkerville Services – Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic

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:

  • Children, young people and adults who have experienced child sexual abuse
  • Children, young people and adults who have been affected by child sexual abuse
  • Children and young people who are at risk of, or who have engaged in inappropriate sexualised behaviour

Comprehensive assessments are provided for each client to enable the development of an individualised treatment plan. Interventions are targeted at:

  • Reducing trauma symptoms
  • Improving self esteem and resilience
  • Promoting healthy relationships and appropriate sexual behaviours
  • Supporting parents and carers to better protect and support children and young people
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Holyoake Community Alcohol & Drug Service

The Holyoake Wheatbelt Community Alcohol and Drug Service (WCADS) aims to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm through counselling and support services for individuals, families and the community.

They offer counselling and support to people who may be experiencing problems with their own or someone else’s substance use. Individual counselling is available along with specially designed programs to assist individuals and their families to cope with the consequences of alcohol and other drug use. Our team provides specialised counselling and support for:

  • Individuals
  • Significant others
  • Families
  • Youth

 

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Relationship WA Northam

People can attend counselling as individuals, couples, or as a family. Counselling for children is also available.

Matters discussed include couple issues, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual issues, childhood sexual abuse, stress and conflict in various situations including work related conflicts.

In the sessions, counsellors facilitate discussion about the issues that are causing concern, exploring factors that might be influencing those situations and supporting clients to work towards dealing with or resolving the issues in a way that suits the individual client.

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Victim Support and Child Witness Service Northam

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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Share and Care Community Services – Safe at Home

Safe at Home provides specialist workers to assess safety and support the needs of women and children to remain in their homes, where it is safe to do so after a Family and Domestic Violence incident or ongoing violence in the home.

Once a referral or WAPOL incident report is provided this service completes a comprehensive risk and safety assessment, security audit and planning to allow women to make an informed decision in relation to remaining in their home or to accessing crisis accommodation should the situation be unsafe. The service also provides links into other agencies. The service has the ability to access limited funds to provide increased safety at the home.

The Safe at Home staff will also assist with support to apply for a Family Violence Restraining Order and offer support during the court process. Outreach support is available across the Wheatbelt to ensure ongoing support.

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Share and Care Community Services – Magnolia Women’s Centre, Northam

For women escaping Family or Domestic Violence and their children. The refuge can accommodate 2 single women and large families, featuring four family rooms and a total of ten beds, in separate fully equipped unit style accommodation.

The refuge operates 24 hours 7 days per week, the support staff are contactable on 1800 353 122. This is a free and confidential service. This number can be use for telephone support and counselling, to obtain transport to get to safe accommodation or information packages on family and domestic violence.

If crisis accommodation is required and the refuge is full, the worker may be able to obtain alternative accommodation. The refuge is monitored daily with a duress alarm system and safety gates to ensure safe supported accommodation.

The worker may be able to be of assistance in regards to court appearances for violence restraining order or family court issues. The worker can provide basic counselling and outreach support if accommodation is not required. The refuge provide programs for women on budgeting, goal setting, safety plans, the effects family and domestic violence has on children, self esteem and the cycle of violence.

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Share and Care Community Services – Suicide Bereavement Service

This program offers assistance to families who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide:

  • Assistance to families in the home with support services, caring for children whilst appointments are being attended
  • Assistance with travel and daily living costs if required
  • Assistance with referrals to free counselling (Psychologists), financial counselling and legal services
  • Referrals to other agencies that may assist with other needs
  • Assistance with Information
  • Other supports and information services as required

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

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State and National Counselling Services

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 telephone support, online chat counselling

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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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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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Beyond Blue

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

  • Telephone support
  • Online chat
  • Email support
  • Online forums
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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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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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eheadspace

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.

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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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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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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.
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Communicare Breathing Space Program

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:

  • Men Relating Safely (men’s behaviour change programs)
  • Understanding Anger, Aggression and Emotions
  • Dadworx (Parenting/Fathering)
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) support

The program supports men to make changes in a secure and supported therapeutic setting.

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Samaritans

The Samaritans is a Western Australian based not for profit organisation providing telephone counselling for all sorts of worries including:

  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dads in Distress

Free help for separated dads. They provide:

  • Support Helpline
  • 24/7 Online Chat and Forum
  • Online Support Meetings
  • In-person Support Groups
  • Separation Checklist
  • External Support Links
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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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