COUNSELLING & 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.

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. QLife services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.

Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice & Referral Line is the first point of contact for child wellbeing and safety.
With a coordinated network of government and non-government support – and your help – we can deliver earlier intervention and better outcomes for at-risk children and their families.

National Debt Hotline on 1800 007 007 for free and confidential advice from professional financial counsellors. The hotline is open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

165-167 Davey Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Positive Solutions provides services in:

  • Mediation – neighbourhood, workplace, community;
  • Family Dispute Resolution (FDR);
  • EAP Counselling;
  • General and Family Counselling, including step families.

Cost based on the client’s individual gross income. Can be referred from Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania on fee for service basis.

432 Elizabeth St North Hobart TAS 7000

Step Up is a Colony47 program for young people aged between 12-17 and their families aimed to address recurring violent behaviour by young people toward a family member or intimate partner.  Where violent behaviour is toward a family member Step Up can support either or both the parent/carer and young person.  The program provides one on one support and aims to assist young people to understand consequences of violent behaviour, strengthen family and personal relationships and utilise appropriate referral pathways to other specialist services.  The program works to empower parents and provide them with tools and strategies to assist them in keeping all family members safe.

76 York Street, Launceston TAS 7250

Positive Solutions provides services in:

  • Mediation – neighbourhood, workplace, community;
  • Family Dispute Resolution (FDR);
  • EAP Counselling;
  • General and Family Counselling, including step families.

Cost based on the client’s individual gross income. Can be referred from Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania on fee for service basis.

Australian government scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse. Those people affected by institutional child sexual abuse can register for the scheme from 1 July 2018. The Helpline can answer questions that potential claimants may have.

206 New Town Rd, New Town TAS 7008, Australia

Support service for wounded, injured or ill current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.

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.

We are a state wide service operating in the North, North West and South, we provide practical support, family violence education, advice and referral to support services for anyone experiencing family violence.

The program will provide practical support, advice and referral to support services for those women and children experiencing family violence through the following services:

  • A website which will provide information around family violence and support services available
  • Email support available to all members of the community
  • Phone support
  • Information packs
  • One to one support from a case worker for those people experiencing multiple needs

The Australian Childhood Foundation provide counselling to children and young people who have been affected by family violence.

Children and young people can access this service if they:

  • are 17 years of age or younger
  • have been affected by family violence at home
  • are not in foster car or kinship care
  • have a parent, carer or significant adult who can support them through counselling
  • are not currently involved in another similar counselling service
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)

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.

StandBy is a suicide bereavement response service that provides a 24 hour coordinated community crisis response to families, friends and associates who have been bereaved through suicide.

National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service.

Qualified and experienced counsellors provide information and referral to support services. Offers telephone and online counselling.

The Men’s Referral Service is a men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service operating in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania and is the central point of contact for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour. We also provide support and referrals for women and men seeking information on behalf of their male partners, friends or family members, and workers in a range of agencies seeking assistance for their clients who are men.

 

The Men’s Referral Service is for:

  • Men who are using controlling behaviour towards a partner or family member
  • Women seeking information about men’s use of family violence
  • Friends, family or colleagues of people who may be using or experiencing family violence
  • Professionals wishing to support a client who is using or experiencing family violence
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.

129 Wilson Street, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Services include:

  • Youth Alcohol and Drug Service
  • Regional Alcohol and Drug Service
  • Community Alcohol & Drug Support Service
  • Health Promotion
  • Helping Young Families
  • Junction Hub
64 Stewart Street, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

Services include:

  • Youth Alcohol and Drug Service
  • Regional Alcohol and Drug Service
  • Health Promotion
  • Integrated Family Support Service
  • Junction Hub

SASS provides a 24 hour crisis response and information/support service in southern Tasmania. We can provide information about a range of options, including:

  •  accessing counselling and support;
  •  having a forensic medical examination and/or medical checkup;
  •  accessing emergency contraception;
  • reporting recent or past sexual violence to police; and
  • we can also assist with referrals to other services.

We can assist you in understanding your options and offer supports along the way. It all starts with that phone call, seeking help or advice

Square Pegs is a registered charity with a mission is to improve recognition, understanding and action for children with dyslexia and related learning differences in Tasmania. Our vision is for all children to enjoy learning and reach their potential.

PO Box 226 South Melbourne VIC
+61 3 9682 5933+61 3 9682 5933
+61 3 9682 5944

SANE Australia is a national charity, making a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues through support, research and advocacy. The SANE group also includes the Anne Deveson Research Centre, and The Dax Centre.

Level 2, Reece House, 46 Mount Street, Burnie

Provides support, advocacy, information, assistance and referrals for victims of crime. Supports people with the personal and practical problems associated with the impact of crime, to allow them to regain control of their lives.

Also provides support for people attending court, assistance with Victim Impact Statements and Victims of Crime Assistance applications.

24 Sunderland St, Moonah, TAS, 7009, Australia (Head Office)

Community Based Support, or “CBS” as we are more commonly known, is a Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting people to remain living independently at home for over 30 years.

CBS provides a wide range of support services across the state of Tasmania to people who are frail aged, people with disability and unpaid carers. Services include Home Care Packages and Commonwealth Home Support Program services for older people, NDIS and Home and Community Care services for people with disability, Carer Support services for unpaid carers, and a range of other services that assist people to stay living at home for longer.

We live by the philosophy of ‘assisting with’ rather than ‘doing for’ people, knowing that most people want to be in control of their own lives and want to be as independent as possible.  We strongly believe in the principles of wellness and reablement and work with individuals to achieve their goals in life.  We want you to live the best life possible and we are here to help you do exactly that.

Level 3, Henty House, 1 Civic Square, Launceston

Provides support, advocacy, information, assistance and referrals for victims of crime. Supports people with the personal and practical problems associated with the impact of crime, to allow them to regain control of their lives.

Also provides support for people attending court, assistance with Victim Impact Statements and Victims of Crime Assistance applications.

Level 1, 54 Victoria Street, Hobart

Provides support, advocacy, information, assistance and referrals for victims of crime. Supports people with the personal and practical problems associated with the impact of crime, to allow them to regain control of their lives.

Also provides support for people attending court, assistance with Victim Impact Statements and Victims of Crime Assistance applications.

Wingfield Building St John’s Park, New Town TAS 7008 Australia

A division of Tasmania’s Department of Health and Human Services. Adoptions and Permanency Services provide adoption services to individuals in Tasmania considering placing their child for adoption and those interested in adopting either a local or overseas child.

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.

Burnie, 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.

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