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Links & Resources

This page lists a number of useful phone numbers and websites and has links to information booklets and other useful resources.

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Helplines
Emergency: 000

LifeLine: 13 11 14  
 
 Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service: 1800 015 188

Sane: 1800 SANE (7263)
 
 Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA): 1300 726 306

Quitline: 13 78 48

Veterans Helpline:  1800 011 046

Direct Line (drug & alcohol): 1800 888 236

Mensline: 1300 78 99 78

Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

Parent Help Line: 13 22 89


Women's Information and Referral Service: 1800 188 158

WIRE Womens Information and Referral Exchange:  1300 134 130
Useful Places
To visit the relevant website, just click on the name - orange names are linked direct the the relevant website.

LifeLine - crisis support

Lifeline Service Finder

Suicide Prevention Australia - information about suicide prevention

Beyond Blue - Beyond Blue for depression and anxiety information

 PANDA - Perinatal (pregnancy to one year post birth) depression and anxiety information

DVA - Department of Veteran Affairs website

VVCS - Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service

Quitline - assistance to quit smoking

ADIN - Alcohol and Drug Information Network

Direct Line (drug & alcohol) - for drug and alcohol issues

Sane - SANE Australia is a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness

Mensline - men's helpline

Kids Helpline - wesbite attached to kid's helpline

Parent Helpline Victoria - website attached to parent helpline

Victims of crime - assistance, information, therapy referrals

Reach Out - adolescent counselling services
 
Youth Central  - links and information for youth
 
Headspace - support and counselling service for adolescents, parents and carers
 
Australian Psychological Society

AHPRA - Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Medicare Australia

 
Gay and Lesbian Support - Switchboard is a helpline and website for support and information for the GLBTI community and their families and friends
 
SameSame - gay and lesbian online community in Australia
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Information on Mental Illness
Depression - Beyond Blue  

Anxiety - Adavic            

Bipolar disorder - Beyond Blue

Post and Antenatal Depression - Panda

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service - VVCS

Australian Government & Mental Health -  Federal health website
Booklets and Pamphlets

Click on the orange links below to access the booklet or pamphlet.

Information from the WIRE (Women's Information & Referral Exchange) website.

 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and abuse is a growing and recognised problem for women (and men). Nobody has the right to abuse or control you. If you are experiencing or know someone experiencing domestic violence, this brochure provides information on getting legal advice, protecting yourself and your children, and the help and support services available.
Domestic Violence Information Sheet
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Violent Children

A child who is violent or engages in abusive behaviour is not simply suffering from teenage angst. Handling the situation can be difficult, especially when many risk factors can aggravate their behaviour. This information booklet gives some tips on identifying abusive behaviour, how to deal with them and where to get further support for both you and your children.
Young People Who Use Violence in the Home
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Sexual Assault

One in three women will be sexually assaulted at some time in their life, and it can happen to women and children from all walks of life. Some forms of sexual assault are criminal offenses and the impacts of experiencing or witnessing an assault are varied. Besides dispelling destructive myths surrounding sexual assault, this sheet gives information on assistance for victims and their steps to recovery, and advises family and friends how they can support victims.
Sexual Assault Information Sheet
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Stalking

Stalking is when a person, usually someone you know, tries to keep in contact or spies on you. It is a criminal offence and there is a high probability of violence when stalking persists for more than two weeks. After this point, it is recommended that you take a proactive approach such as contacting the police, documenting the stalking, informing your friends or considering an intervention order.
Stalking Information Sheet
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Separation

Deciding to leave a partner can be a very traumatic and stressful experience but it is useful to know that you can get assistance. There are many services available to help you with separation matters including counselling, housing and finance dispute services as well as legal support.
Separation & Leaving a Relationship Information Sheet
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Separation & Property

One of the major issues involved in a separation is the fair division of assets. Women who avoid the issue are often not well-informed and can become worse-off financially with long-term repercussions. Knowing about and preparing for key issues such as property, superannuation, debt, entitlements and going to court can help ease the burden of financial uncertainty.
Separation & Property Information Sheet
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Separation & Children

When children are involved in a separation, decisions and arrangements must be made to ensure that they feel secure and safe, and to reduce the impact of the separation.  This information sheet gives practical advice on how to help your children cope while you reach an agreement with your partner on parental plans and financial support, what to look out for if you decide to go to the Family Court and where to get further help.
Separation & Children Information Sheet
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Gambling

When gambling becomes a problem it puts strain on the family relationships and finances. Women gamble for a variety of reasons, but it is important to know that there is support and free specialist services to help get out of gambling. Whether it is you or someone close to you who has a gambling problem, here are some practical steps on how to control gambling.
Gambling Information Sheet
Who is Playing Who?
The Problem with the Pokies

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