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1800 Respect

website: www.1800respect.org.au
phone: 1800 737 732

24/7 telephone and online crisis support, information and immediate referral to specialist counselling for anyone in Australia who has experienced or been impacted by sexual assault, or domestic or family violence.

Anglicare WA

website: www.anglicarewa.org.au
phone: 1800 156 155
email: royalcommission@anglicarewa.org.au

Information, counselling, and support for anyone who has been affected by institutional child / adolescent sexual abuse.

Australian Childhood Trauma Group

website: www.theactgroup.com.au
phone: (03) 9415 6066

Professional support services for government agencies, non-government agencies and schools.

Blue Knot Foundation

website: www.blueknot.org.au
phone: 1300 657 380 (9am-5pm AEST/AEDT 7 days)
email: helpline@blueknot.org.au

Provides telephone counselling, information and support for adult survivors of child abuse and referral to professionals and agencies. Provides workshops for survivors, family members, partners and friends. Professional development for health professionals is also available.

Bravehearts

website: www.bravehearts.org.au
phone: 1800 272 831 (Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm AEST/AEDT)
email: rc@bravehearts.org.au

Specialist case management, and telephone counselling in all states and territories for child and adult survivors, non-offending family members and friends engaging with the Royal Commission.

Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN)

website: www.clan.org.au
phone: 1800 008 774
email: support@clan.org.au

Support and advocacy for people who grew up in Australian orphanages, children’s homes and in foster care, and their families. Support provided to engage with the Royal Commission.

Child Migrants Trust

website: www.childmigrantstrust.com
phone: 1800 040 509

Social work services including counselling and support for family reunions.

Child Wise

website: www.childwise.org.au
phone: 1800 991 099
email: helpline@childwise.org.au

Trauma informed telephone and online counselling for childhood abuse. Training and organisational capacity building on child abuse prevention.

Children and Young People with Disability Australia

website: www.cda.org.au
phone: 1800 222 660
phone: (03) 9417 1025
email: info@cda.org.au

Provides information, referral and systemic advocacy regarding the experiences of children with disability.

CREATE Foundation

website: create.org.au
phone: 1800 655 105

CREATE Foundation supports children and young people with an out-of-home care experience aged 0-25 years. Join clubCREATE for free events, programs, grants, giveaways and surveys.

Find and Connect

website: www.findandconnect.gov.au
phone: 1800 161 109 (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm AEST/AEDT)

Support and counselling for Forgotten Australians and former child migrants. Family tracing and access to care records.

Find and Connect WA

website: www.findandconnect.gov.au/western-australia
phone: 1800 161 109 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Support and counselling for Forgotten Australians and former child migrants. Family tracing and access to care records.

Headspace

website: www.headspace.org.au
phone: 1800 650 890
online counselling: www.eheadspace.org.au

Counselling and referral service for young people aged 12- 25 years. Also supports parents.

Healing Foundation

website: www.healingfoundation.org.au 
phone: (02) 6272 7500

Service to help build the capacity of Indigenous organisations and support the development of the Link-Up network.

In Good Faith Foundation

website: www.igff.com.au
phone: (03) 9326 1190
email: igff@igff.com.au

Provides independent advocacy, case work, referral and support to aid recovery for victims, their families and communities responding to clergy, religious and lay abuse.

Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation

website: www.kimberleystolengeneration.com.au
phone: 1800 830 338
email: admin@kimberleystolengeneration.com.au

Provides counselling, healing and culturally appropriate support for Indigenous Australians.

knowmore

website: www.knowmore.org.au
phone: 1800 605 762
email: info@knowmore.org.au

Provides a free and independent legal service and for people engaging with the Royal Commission.

Lifeline

website: www.lifeline.org.au
phone: 131 114

24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention.

Lighthouse Foundation

website: www.lighthousefoundation.org.au
phone: (03) 9093 7500

Specialist attachment and trauma informed training.

MensLine Australia

website: www.mensline.org.au
phone: 1300 789 978 (24-hour support)
Online counselling

A national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns.

Mental Health Professionals Network

website: www.mhpn.org.au
phone: 1800 209 031

Provides mental health practitioners with networking and online professional development opportunities across Australia.

People with Disability Australia

website: www.pwd.org.au
phone: 1800 422 015
email: pwd@pwd.org.au
TTY Counselling: 1800 422 016

Operating a national telephone line for advice, information, referrals and advocacy support. Provides training and individual advocacy support for people with disability.

Relationships Australia WA

website: www.relationshipswa.org.au
phone: 08 6164 0255

Individual and family counselling. Intake and referral to additional specialist support services for people affected by the Royal Commission.

Sexual Assault Counselling Australia (SACA)

website: www.sexualassaultcounselling.org.au
phone: 1800 211 028 (Mon-Fri 8am-11pm AEST/AEDT)

Provides telephone counselling, including a free telephone interpreting service, for people affected by the Royal Commission. Staffed by trauma specialist counsellors.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)

website: www.kemh.health.wa.gov.au/services/sarc/
phone: (08) 6458 1828 (24-hour helpline)
phone: 1800 199 888

Emergency sexual assault (rape crisis) service for Perth, also providing advice, counselling and support for people who have been sexually assaulted in the past.

Suicide Call Back Service

website: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
phone: 1300 659 467

24/7 counselling for people 18 years and over who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal or people bereaved by suicide.

Tuart Place

website: www.tuartplace.org
phone: 1800 619 795 (Mon, Wed, Thurs 9am- 4.30pm)
email: admin@tuartplace.org

Services for anyone who experienced out-of-home care in WA, including Forgotten Australians and former child migrants.

Tzedek

website: www.tzedek.org.au
phone: 1300 893 335
email: info@tzedek.org.au

Provides advocacy, referrals and support services to people who have experienced religious/clergy abuse, with a focus on the Jewish community.

Victim Support and Child Witness Service

website: www.victimsofcrime.wa.gov.au
phone: 1800 818 988 (Mon - Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm)
Face to face

Counselling and support, information and referral, court support and other services for victims of crime.

Victims of Crime

website: www.victimsofcrime.wa.gov.au
phone: 1800 818 988 (Mon - Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm)

Counselling and support, information and referral, court support and other services for victims of crime.

WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Association

website: www.wwild.org.au
phone: (07) 3262 9877 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm AEST/AEDT)

WWILD works with men and women aged 14 years and over who have an intellectual disability, and survivors of sexual assault or crime, or at risk of becoming a victim of crime or exploitation.

Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation

website: www.yorgum.org.au
phone: (08) 9218 9477

Provides counselling, healing and culturally appropriate support for Indigenous Australians.