Are you in need of assistance or support?
Explore this section to find organisations and resources that provide assistance to those in need.
Kids Help Line is a free and confidential, telephone counselling service for Australians aged 5 to 25 years old.
Phone: 1800 55 1800
Lifeline is a free and confidential service staffed by trained telephone counsellors.
Phone: 13 11 14
The Australian Human Rights Commission has a complaint handling service that may investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying
Phone: 1300 656 419
E-headspace telephone service supports young people and their families going through a tough time.
Phone: 1800 650 890 (9am-1am AEST)
Headspace – www.headspace.org.au
Headspace is a national youth mental health foundation. They can help young people who are going through a tough time. There are headspace centres all over Australia that you can go to. Check out their website for locations.
Kids Help Line - www.kidshelp.com.au/teens/
Kids Help Line is a free and confidential phone help line for young people aged 5-25. You can have a chat by phone, online or by email about anything that is worrying you, including cyberbullying.
ReachOut.com – www.ReachOut.com
ReachOut is anonymous and here for you 24/7. It’s packed with loads of facts and info, stories, videos, blogs and forums to help you deal with whatever you’re going through.
Lifeline – www.lifeline.org.au
Lifeline is a nationwide counselling service that provides assistance to people in crisis. Its telephone service is staffed by trained counsellors and is available 24/7 (13 11 14) and its website provides further information and support options.
Bullying. No Way! – www.bullyingnoway.gov.au
Bullying. No Way! is a website that provides information, resources and support services for young children, students, parents and teachers on a range of bullying issues and related matters. It also provides a range of helpful ideas and links to important support services.
Mental Health Services
Youth Beyond Blue - www.youthbeyondblue.com
Youth Beyond Blue is the part of beyondblue that has a specific focus on young people aged 12 to 25 years.
Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health problems experienced by young people. If you, or anyone else you know, is suffering from either of these illnesses, check out the website for a range of support services and resources available to help you.
Itsallright - www.itsallright.org
Itsallright contains referral services and personal accounts of a number of teenagers whose lives have been affected by mental illness.
It also contains fact sheets on drugs and a range of disorders and treatment options.
The Butterfly Foundation - www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
The Butterfly Foundation provides support for Australians dealing with eating disorders.
The website provides information on a range of counselling services, education programs and support options available. There is also a support line available on 1800 334 673.
Sexual Assault or Sexual Harassment
If you have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment and feel you would like to speak to someone for support or information, 1800RESPECT (Phone: 1800 737 732) can provide counselling 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are feeling unsafe right now, call 000.
If you have experienced sexual harassment, you can make a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission.
To find more support services in your state or territory, go to the full list of Sexual Assault Services.
If you require legal assistance or information for any human rights concerns that you have witnessed or experienced, please contact your state-based law and justice agency, or a legal aid service.
Children and Young People
National Children's and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC)
A Community Legal Centre that aims to address human rights issues for children and young people in Australia
Provides information regarding a young person’s legal rights and obligations in every Australia state and territory
State-Based Law and Justice Agencies
Justice and Community Safety (ACT)
Crime, Justice and the Law (SA)
State and Territory Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Agencies
Anti-Discrimination Board (NSW)
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VIC)
Anti-Discrimination Commission (QLD)
Anti-Discrimination Commission (NT)
Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner (TAS)
Equal Opportunity Commission (WA)
Assisted Call Services
Translating and Interpreting Service (13 14 50) - www.tisnational.gov.au
Provides a telephone interpreting service to assist with communication in a different language
The National Relay Service (13 36 77) - www.relayservice.gov.au
Provides assistance to people who are deaf or have a hearing or speaking impairment