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CATEGORY INDEX
ADVOCACY 
ARBITRATORS 
CONSUMER SERVICES 
COUNSELLING & SUPPORT - ADOPTION 
COUNSELLING & SUPPORT - FAMILY & OTHER RELATIONSHIPS 
COUNSELLING & SUPPORT - OTHER 
COUNSELLING & SUPPORT - SEXUAL ASSAULT 
COURTS 
EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION - MEN 
EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION - MIXED/FAMILIES 
EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION - WOMEN 
EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION - YOUNG PEOPLE 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE 
EMPLOYEE/ EMPLOYER SERVICES 
FINANCIAL MATTERS 
GENERAL 
HEALTH - COMPLAINTS 
HEALTH - DRUG & ALCOHOL 
HEALTH - FAMILY 
HEALTH - GENERAL HEALTH RESOURCES 
HEALTH - MENTAL HEALTH 
HOUSING ASSISTANCE SERVICES 
LAW SOCIETIES 
LEGAL ADVICE SERVICES (TELEPHONE) 
LEGAL AID OFFICES 
LEGAL ASSISTANCE 
MEDIATION SERVICES 
MIGRANT SERVICES 
OMBUDSMEN 
PATERNITY TESTING 
POLICE COMPLAINTS 
PROCESS SERVERS 
PUBLIC & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 
SERVICES FOR DISABLED/AGED 
YOUNG PEOPLE 
 

COUNSELLING & SUPPORT - FAMILY & OTHER RELATIONSHIPS 

   

Organisation

Description  

Contact Details

ABORIGINAL FAMILY SUPPORT AND CARE

 

Support for families having difficulty in caring for their children, arranges alternate care, reunites aboriginal families.  Hobart: (03) 6234 0700

ABUSE IN STATE CARE SUPPORT SERVICE

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Established by the Tasmanian State Government to provide support for people who experienced abuse in State care when they were children. The Service aims to assist people to overcome the impacts of the abuse and improve their life circumstances.

 
Toll Free: 1300 654 583

ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROGRAMMES FOR MEN

 

Run by Centacare. Domestic violence group for men. Group work to help change behaviour & help men establish more equal relationships.  Hobart: (03) 6278 1660

ANGLICARE TASMANIA INC. COUNSELLING SERVICES

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Provides information, support and counselling about relationships and parenting, adolescent mediation and family therapy, financial and gambling counselling, mens issues, marriage and relationships education.

Some services are available online through e-counselling so that no matter where client lives, they have the opportunity to access a trained counsellor. 
Freecall: 1800 243 232

BAPTCARE FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES TASMANIA

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Baptcare is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria and Tasmania, Australia. In Tasmania, Baptcare Gateway connects families with vulnerable children, young people and people with a disability to specialist family and disability support services within their community.

The Targeted Youth Support Service (TYSS) works with young people aged 10 to 18 years who are identified as having significant and/or multiple risk issues including risk of homelessness or are homeless. The service aims to re-engage young people in education, training, employment and housing.





 
Baptcare Gateway:1800 171 233
Sthn Region: (03) 6283 5700
Nthn Region: (03) 6323 6700

CENTACARE TASMANIA

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Counselling, education and support service for a range of issues, including family, marriage and relationship issues.  Hobart
Phone: (03) 6278 1660
Email: centacare.hobart@aohtas.com.au

Launceston
Phone: (03) 6331 9253
Fax: (03) 6331 2873

Burnie
Phone: (03) 6423 6100
(03) 6431 8555

Fax: (03) 6431 8114

CHANGING ABUSIVE BEHAVIOURS

 

Run by Centacare. Domestic violence group for men. Group work to help change behaviour & help men establish more equal relationships. Situated in Launceston.  Phone: (03) 6331 9253

CHILD & ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE (CAMHS) NORTH

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CAMHS is available to young people who require assistance in managing emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. Can assist with depression, anxiety, self harm, eating disorders, compulsive behaviours, fears and phobias, hallucination and delusional thinking, sleeping problems and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

This is a free, voluntary and confidential service for young people under 18.

Operates Monday - Friday 8.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. 
Phone: (03) 6336 2867
Fax: (03) 6336 2886

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICE (CAPS)

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The service aims to alleviate child abuse by providing support to parents, carers and families. National, confidential telephone service offering support, information, crisis intervention and referral.  Toll Free: 1800 088 009

CLARE HOUSE

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Clare House is a specialist mental health service for children and young people up to the age of 18yrs and their families. Clare House provides support to children and young people who are displaying symptoms of psychiatric disorder or severe emotional and behavioural disturbance.

All referrals to Clare House should be made through the Mental Health Services Helpline which is a 24/7 service.

 
Mental Health Services Helpline: 1800 332 388

COUNSELLING TASMANIA INC

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Group of qualified, registered and professional counsellors who are committed to the emotional welfare and mental well being of Tasmanian people.  Email: admin@counsellingtas.org.au

COURT SUPPORT & LIAISON SERVICE

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Free service for adult & child victims of family violence through the Safe at Home program. Court Support Officers are available to provide support to adult and child victims of family violence, inlcuding referral to appropriate counselling and other services and guide them through the justice system during and after court appearances. Also independantly prepares children and young people to give evidence in court and to help minimise the trauma for a child in an adult legal system.

Provide assistance with how to take out a Family Violence Order.

Also has an Aboriginal Court Support Officer 
Toll Free: 1800 663 773
Hobart: (03) 6233 5005
Launceston: (03) 6336 2128
Burnie: (03) 6434 7268 or 6434 7269
Email: court.support@justice.tas.gov.au

Aboriginal Court Support Officer:
Toll Free: 1300 663 773

EARLY SUPPORT FOR PARENTS

 

Family support program with trained volunteers provide support to families in family home by way of visits and telephone contact.  Hobart: (03) 6223 2937

EAST COAST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT/REFERRAL

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St Helen's Neighbourhood House, support & referral, covers Swansea & Triabunna.  St. Helens: (03) 6376 1134

FAMILY COURT DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICE

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Counselling for parents who have separated with regard to issues of access & custody, will see children with consent of both parents, will see parents separately if requested & where is history of violence. It is not necessary that the parties be litigants in the Family Court.  Hobart Family Law Registry
Toll Free: 1300 352 000
Fax: (03) 6232 1723

Launceston Family Law Registry
Toll Free: 1300 352 000
Fax: (03) 6334 5059

FAMILY RELATIONSHIP ADVICE LINE

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This is a National telephone service established to assist people from families affected by separation or relationship issues. Provides information and advice, particularly about parenting arrangements after separation.

Hours of operation:
Mon - Fri: 8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Sat: 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Does not operate National public holidays. 
Freecall: 1800 050 321

FAMILY RELATIONSHIP CENTRE HOBART

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Provides assistance and counselling services to separated couples in relation to children's issues. The Centre does not provide legal advice. The Centre has a direct link to the Family Relationships Advice Line and Centrelink. The first 3 hours of counselling are free.

Opening Hours:
Mon: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thurs: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 9.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Phone: (03) 6221 3500
Fax: (03) 6221 3525

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS CENTRE LAUNCESTON

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Provides assistance and counselling services to separated couples in relation to children's issues. The Centre does not provide legal advice. The Centre has a direct link to the Family Relationships Advice Line and Centrelink. The first 3 hours of counselling are free.

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Will be open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wed from 16/07/07).
 
Phone: (03) 6336 7050
Fax: (03) 6336 7055

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

 

Provides free lending library, referrals, information on family and personal matters, counselling, courses and workshops on communication and parenting. Services Northern Tasmania.

Tues, Wed, Fri: 10.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m
Thurs: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. 
Launceston: (03) 6334 0895

FAMILY SUPPORT GAGEBROOK/BRIDGEWATER

 

Parenting information & support, personal development courses, support for single parents.   Phone: (03) 6263 5464
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