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.
The Victim Support Service is a voluntary and free service available to victims of crime.
|Relationships Australia WA has been providing relationship support for individuals, couples, families and communities.
They offer support to:
Couples and Families
Children and young people
Grandparents and Carers
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Refugees and humanitarian entrants
People experiencing domestic or family violence
People with mental health issues
How can they assist:
Marriage and relationships issues
Separation and starting over
Parenting and step parenting
Workplace mediation and counselling
Drug and alcohol issues
Domestic and family violence
Grief and loss
The Youth Accommodation Program (YAP) is a 24 hour crisis service that includes case management support to youths aged 15-25 who are referred as homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Residential Coordinators and Youth Workers work together with the young people to find safe accommodation or be reconciled back to their families or even to generate support plans that help build up their life skills and improve their pathways to a safe home through either secondary education, employment or training.
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.
The Indigenous Healing Service supports children and young people impacted by child sexual abuse and/or family and domestic violence. It is available to families living in South Hedland and Port Hedland, Western Australia.
The healing service supports:
By using a combination of traditional and contemporary healing approaches the service encompasses physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing. Through workshops, information sessions and publications, they aim to:
HelpingMinds offers free support to the family and friends of people living with mental health challenges across WA. They offer free and confidential counselling to people who are supporting a family member or a friend living with mental health challenges, including:
Hedland Well Women’s Centre’s counselling is accessible, confidential and free. The Centre provides a safe place to talk and share, covering a range of major issues that frequently arise in the community. They provide individual and couple’s counselling for those experiencing any of life’s pitfalls including;
This service is available to both women and men.
Bloodwood Tree clients have access to a range of one on one or group counselling sessions.
During these sessions their team of professionals help clients work through any emotional, behavioural, mental or relational difficulties or problems they may be facing.
Through counselling clients also receive assistance in: obtaining housing, employment as well as treating any underlying issues that have come to light during their sessions.
The Bloodwood Tree counselling & support teams are here to help anyone who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, family violence or any family affected by substance abuse.
Their confidential support system provides a range of services which address issues that affect the lives of substance users and the impact on family relationships.
Healthy living Program: An intensive 4-day workshop that provides at-risk individuals and families with the tools and knowledge needed to achieve and maintain a healthy home (tenancy obligations, inspections, cleaning and maintaining a home), healthy family (family health, family first aid and conflict resolution) and healthy life (bill paying, budgeting and meal planning).
The workshops are hands-on and collaborate with local agencies to assist participants to stay in their home once tenancy has been obtained.
Acacia attends to all crisis calls that come from local emergency departments including Port and South Hedland Police Stations, Hedland Victims Support and Hedland Health Campus. When a survivor of sexual assault/abuse engages with these three departments, they will be informed of the crisis service Acacia provides and they will be invited to have a crisis support worker attend.
Clients can receive this support throughout the police interviewing, forensic examinations and court processes. Acacia Support Service continues to provide the following services to the community in Port Hedland:
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 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
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.
StandBy is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual.
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.
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.
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: