COUNSELLING & SUPPORT

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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, including referral to appropriate counselling and other services and guide them through the justice system during and after court appearances.

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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, including referral to appropriate counselling and other services and guide them through the justice system during and after court appearances.

Dads in Distress (DIDs) offers peer support that aims to provide help and hope for separated dads and their families. Callers can talk with someone who has personally experienced separation.

Their services include:

  • Telephone helpline
  • Support groups
  • One on one support
  • Referrals
  • Website resources

All services are confidential and free (some groups though may require a gold coin donation to cover cost of room hire).

Telephone helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

Tasmania, Australia
0419 009 628 (for Southern Tasmania)0419 009 628 (for Southern Tasmania)
0400 066 169 (for North Western Tasmania)0400 066 169 (for North Western Tasmania)
0437 589 627 (for Northern Tasmania)

A service provided by the Department of Health & Human Services, for people who have been involved in a family violence incident and have been issued with a Police Family Violence Order.

They can provide information and advice about what a Police Family Violence Order means, how to prevent breaches and provide referrals to appropriate services.

Ellerslie Road, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia

Family support program with trained volunteers who provide support to families in the family home, by way of visits and telephone contact.

The Elder Relationship Service is a counselling and mediation support service to assist older people and their families to:

  • prevent or resolve family conflict;
  • have difficult conversations;
  • plan for the future (including medical, health, financial or living arrangements);
  • resolve differences in ways that improve their relationships; and
  • make decisions that protect the interests, rights and safety of families.

You can attend the service on your own, with your partner, as a family, or your children or parent(s) can come by themselves.

Attending the service is voluntary and confidential. The service is a not for profit community organisation and the services are subsidised by the Federal Government. They try to make the service as affordable as possible, fees are determined by the local organisation and are based on your income, they will advise of any fees payable upon the booking of the appointment.

The service is run by Relationships Australia.

Engender Equality is a State-wide non-profit organisation that provides free and confidential counselling and support for people who are currently experiencing or have experienced family violence or abuse. We also provide training to workplaces and groups on family violence and gender.

 

Services Include:

Individual Counselling and Support, Support Groups, Information & Resources, Referral to other services

Engender Equality is funded by the Crown through the Tasmanian Government’s Safe Home, Families Communities: Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020

462 Wellington Street, South Launceston TAS 7249, Australia

Provides support, reassurance, advocacy and information to people with epilepsy and their families. Also promotes understanding through education and raising community awareness. Education and training sessions available.

ABC Building, 1 Liverpool Street, Hobart TAS, Australia

Provides support, reassurance, advocacy and information to people with epilepsy and their families. Also promotes understanding through education and raising community awareness. Education and training sessions available.

199 Mount St, Upper Burnie TAS 7320, Australia

Family Planning Tasmania provides sexual and reproductive health services through bulk billing clinics, school education programs, training and health promotion activities.

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 5pm.

269 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Family Planning Tasmania provides sexual and reproductive health services through bulk billing clinics, school education programs, training and health promotion activities.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

421 Main Road, Glenorchy, Tasmania, Australia

Family Planning Tasmania provides sexual and reproductive health services through bulk billing clinics, school education programs, training and health promotion activities.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

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.

20 Clare Street, New Town, Tasmania, Australia

Provides assistance and counselling services to separated couples in relation to children’s issues. They provide Family Dispute Resolution to help parents resolve conflict and develop workable arrangements (including parenting plans) for their children.

The Centre does not provide legal advice.

The Centre has a direct link to the Family Relationships Advice Line and Centrelink.

Opening hours Monday – Friday 9am -5pm

123 York St, Launceston, TAS, 7250, Australia

Provides Mediation, Dispute Resolution and counselling services to separated couples in relation to children and property issues, and elder mediation and counselling to support older Tasmanians and their families negotiate agreement in ways that matter to them. 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.

Department of Health and Human Services Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. This service is part of the safe at home initiative (http://www.safeathome.tas.gov.au/).

Part of the Safe At Home iniative. This is a 24 hour, 7 day service. The Victim Safety Response Team (VSRT) work with victims of family violence undertaking follow up work from police, frequently carrying out safety audits and safety plans. Calls requiring an immediate response will have a police intervention team dispatched. Those calls not requiring an immediate ‘safety’ response will be referred to appropriate counselling, support and referral services.

4 Hart Place, Rokeby Tasmania, Australia

The Foster and Kinship Carer’s Association of Tasmania (FKAT) is a member of the Australian Foster and Kinship Carers Partnership. They provide support and assistance for foster carers, kinship carers and people interested in becoming carers.

Services Provided by FKAT:

  • Telephone support and referral service
  • Regular newsletters
  • Meetings
  • Social Activities
  • Annual conference
  • Support during case planning
  • Support during family conferences
  • Advocacy and support for carers through the Foster Care Advocacy and Support Team (FAST)
Tasmania, Australia

Gamblers Online is provided by Turning Point in Victoria and is funded by an agreement between the Australian Government and all state and territory governments.

Gambling help online provides: 24/7 availability of chat and email counselling and support services, availability of professional counsellors with expertise in problem gambling and online services, integration with state based 24/7 telephone services and face to face counselling, provision of extensive website content, self help information and weblinks for additional support.

If you’re trying to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues, Head to Health provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources and treatment options.

319 Liverpool Street, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
(03) 6234 1242(03) 6234 1242
1800 437 222 (Hepatitis Info Line)1800 437 222 (Hepatitis Info Line)
Fax: (03) 6234 1630

Provides care and support for people living with HIV, their families and carers. A Care and Support Officer works with individuals to identify specific needs. Also engages people living with HIV to promote peer support and interaction.

50 Barrack St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Hobart City Mission helps individuals and families in need. They provide housing, financial, emotional, advocacy, training and mentoring support to enable people to participate in community life to the best of their ability.

127 Davey St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Holyoake Tasmania Inc offers a range of group or individual counselling programs for people affected by their own or another’s addictive behaviour or substance abuse.

Huonville, TAS, 7109, Australia

The Huon Domestic Violence Service offers support and information regarding domestic violence within the Huon Valley.

Services offered by the Huon Domestic Violence Service include:

  • Support
  • Counselling
  • Information
  • Advocacy
  • Court Support
  • Community Education

This service is eligible to all victims of domestic violence. No referral necessary and is a free service.

Free confidential and anonymous 24 hr telephone and on-line counselling service for children and young people aged between 5-25 years.

346 Macquarie St, South Hobart TAS 7004, Australia

The Family Support Service is a program of Lady Gowrie Tasmania funded by the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the integrated family support program.

The Service is available to families with children through the gateway referral process to provide respectful, confidential support for strengthening and developing family life.

The program promotes the safety, stability and wellbeing of vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

24 hour crisis accommodation service for single men over 21 years of age.

They offer supportive and professional service where clients are encouraged to make their own decisions in regards to their future.

This facility includes crisis and sobering up services.

Laurel House is a community based organisation that provides therapeutic services and support for women, men and children. Their Service is completely confidential and free to victim/survivors and their families, friends and support people of sexual violence. They do not see perpetrators/offenders of any form of violence.

Laurel House provides face-to-face and phone counselling, 24-hour crisis service, support through the forensic/medical process, information and support through the legal process, referral and information services and outreach to rural areas.

Laurel House also offers community education, professional training and debriefing to professionals working with victim/survivors.

Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Laurel House is a community based organisation that provides therapeutic services and support for women, men and children. Their Service is completely confidential and free to victim/survivors and their families, friends and support people of sexual violence. They do not see perpetrators/offenders of any form of violence.

Laurel House provides face-to-face and phone counselling, 24-hour crisis service, support through the forensic/medical process, information and support through the legal process, referral and information services and outreach to rural areas.

Laurel House also offers community education, professional training and debriefing to professionals working with victim/survivors.

 

Legacy House, 159 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tas 7000

Support & assistance for widows & children of service personnel, immediate financial assistance & moral support.

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