This page lists Australian & International help lines and websites.
For urgent support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for confidential 24/7 counselling and referrals.
If you are looking for help following a traumatic event, your GP is a good place to start. He or she can help confirm what is going wrong and refer you to the right service or practitioner. International visitors should speak with their doctor about help that is available in their area. ARC4PTSD does not provide direct clinical care.
Note: Some services listed are international( resources) and FYI only, the number are not Australian.
24-Hour help lines and online support
13 11 14 (confidential 24/7 counselling and referrals)
National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service
1800 737 732 or www.1800respect.org.au (online counselling available)
1300 78 99 78 or www.mensline.org.au (online and video counselling available)
VVCS – Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
1800 011 046 (local call)
PTSD & TRAUMA
• Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
• National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
• National Center for PTSD (US Veterans Affairs)
• Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Evidence Based Information Resource
• Trauma Pages
• The Traumatic Stress Clinic provides free, evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic grief in Sydney.
The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASST) has a list of agencies across Australia that provide support, advocacy and treatment.
• Carers Australia offers information, resources and access to support groups. Or call 1800 242 636.
PTSD and Depression: partners and carers – Beyondblue
• https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/supporting-family-and-friends-with-a-mental-health-condition-(carers)/ptsd-and-depression-partners-and-careersSep 15, 2015 … They might be able to put you in touch with a support group or assistance in your area. Just having a chat with someone about how you are feeling and coping may be beneficial as well. I’m certainly not in a position like your at all so don’t know how best to offer assistance. Just wanted to let you know there …
For carers and friends – Rethink Mental Illness, the mental health …
• https://www.rethink.org/diagnosis-treatment/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/for-carers-and-friendsSupport for you. If you are a carer, friend or relative of someone living with PTSD, you can get support. You could get in touch with carer support groups or sibling support groups. You can search for local groups in your area or the Rethink Mental Illness Advice Service can search for you. You can ask your local authority for a …
Experiences of PTSD sufferers and carers – Post-Traumatic Stress …
• https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK56507/This chapter describes the experiences of a number of PTSD sufferers and also those involved as family members or carers of PTSDsufferers. The testimonies set out below … There is hope for people who suffer from PTSD: you can rebuild a life again with the support of your family and friends. I have proven this, but it is not …
Information for People with ASD and PTSD, their Families and Carers
• http://www.nevdgp.org.au/info/mentalhealth/ACMPH_GuideForPeopleWithASDandPTSD_20p.pdfasd and ptsd, their families and carers and is gratefully acknowledged. Copies of the full set of the Guidelines, this booklet and a brief guide for practitioners are available online www.acpmh.unimelb.edu.au. The development of the Guidelines has been generously supported by the Australian Government through …
Where to get help | PTSD UK
• http://www.ptsduk.org/treatment-options/where-to-get-help/If you are the loved one or carer of an ex-Service man or woman, there’s support for you too. The Combat Stress 24-Hour Helpline 0800 138 1619 is for the military community and their families. It can advise Veterans, serving personnel, reservists and their families, on issues from mental health to practical support. You can …
Living with PTSD: a carer’s perspective | Mindreel
• http://mindreel.org.uk/video/living-ptsd-carers-perspectiveLiving with PTSD: a carer’s perspective. Filmed at Hollybush House in Ayrshire, Scotland, this film features the families of people with Post traumatic stress disorder talking about the condition and its impact.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – SANE Australia
• https://www.sane.org/mental-health-and-illness/facts-and-guides/post-traumatic-stress-disorderPost-traumatic stress disorder (sometimes called PTSD) is a form of anxiety disorder. Some people develop … Post-traumatic stress disorder is identified by three main groups of symptoms: Flashbacks of the … for a time. With appropriate treatment and support people with PTSD are able to recover and get on with their lives.
Experiences of family carers of people diagnosed with borderline …
• http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jpm.12193/pdfBPD carers. Carers of people diagnosed with BPD may need specialist carer support that addresses their distinct information, education and support needs. ….. PTSD (20%, n = 16). Eating disorder (13.8%, n = 11). Obsessive compulsive disorder (10.0%, n = 8). Schizoaffective disorder (7.5%, n = 6). Don’t know (10.0% , …
Carers | Department of Veterans’ Affairs
• https://www.dva.gov.au/health-and-wellbeing/home-and-care/aged-and-community-care/carersVVCS provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger. A fantastic resource, VVCS provides relationship and family counselling to veterans, their families …
Resources for Carers/Family – Mental Health Online
• https://www.mentalhealthonline.org.au/pages/resources-for-carers/familyNov 29, 2013 … Ph: (02) 9332 0700 1800 655 198, Supporting carers, relatives and friends of people with mental ill health. Australian Capital Territory. Carers ACT, Provides unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic conditions, terminal illness or who are frail-aged.
The Red Cross has information, advice, and resources for kids, teenagers, teachers, and parents. Visit aftertheemergency.redcross.org.au.
Other helpful web resources include:
• National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Natural Disasters
• Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University, Health Sciences: Disaster Response and Recovery Fact Sheets
• National Center for PTSD Natural Disaster Fact Sheets
• International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Disasters Resources
• National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service can provide the names and contact details of agencies and support groups throughout Australia. Visit www.1800respect.org.au.
• Immigrant women’s domestic violence services: there are several services in each state and territory. Visit http://www.dvrcv.org.au/talk-someone/services-other-states or www.speakout.org.au for a list of services throughout Australia.
• ADF all hours support line 1800 628 036.
• Defence Health Service
• Defence Directorate of Mental Health (DMH) has information and links to emergency services, support lines, programs and policies.
• Defence Force Community Organisation (DCO) provides social services to Defence members and their families Australia wide.
• Defence family helpline provides support, information and connection with your community, including local DCO teams. Call 1800 624 608.
• Parentline provides telephone counselling to parents and carers of children aged 0 to 18 years. Visit parentline.com.au for Parentline services across Australia or call 13 22 89.
• Information on how to talk to children and teenagers about their problems and where to find help, as well as online and telephone support, is available through headspace at www.headspace.org.au/parents-and-carers.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) maintains a register of psychologists, listing their specialities. Call 1800 333 497 or search the list on their website.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the national body overseeing the registration of psychologists.
ROAD AND VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
• Road Trauma Support Services, Victoria
• Road Trauma Support Team, Tasmania
• Road Trauma Support Team of South Australia
• Road Trauma Support WA
• Road Trauma Services Queensland
• National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service www.1800respect.org.au has a list of the main sexual assault services in Australia.
• 1800RESPECT | Find services
• ReachOut Australia
https://au.reachout.com/articles/sexual-assault-supportSexual Assault Helpline. Available 7.30 am – 11.30 pm, 7 days/week. Phone: 1800 010 120. Mensline (DV Connect). Free confidential telephone, counselling, referral and support service for men. Available 9 am – 11.30 pm, 7 days/week. dvconnect.org/mensline/. Phone: 1800 600 636. Sexual Assault Services. Directory …
• SASS, Sexual Assault Support Service
https://www.sass.org.au/directoryFamily Violence Counselling and Support Service (Safe at Home) ☎ 1800 608 122 … Kids Helpline National telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25. ☎ 1800 551 800 http://www.kidshelp.com.au. Laurel House North and Northwest services … Within Australia: 1800 099 340 ☎ From overseas: …
TORTURE AND TRAUMA
• The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) has a list of agencies that provide support, advocacy and treatment.
• Foundation House, the Victorian non-government Foundation for Survivors of Torture and Trauma is also responsible for coordinating the national Forum of Agencies Assisting Survivors of Torture and Trauma.
VETERANS AND FAMILY
• The Department of Veterans’ Affairs can provide information and referral advice. Call 133 254 (metro) or 1800 555 254 (regional).
• Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) is a specialised, free and confidential service provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for Australian veterans and their families. Call 1800 011 046, from anywhere in Australia. If you have questions about your eligibility to access VVCS services, contact your nearest office.
VVCS offers the following services:
• Crisis counselling (face-to-face or telephone, and an emergency toll-free telephone service)
• Individual, family and group counselling
• Country outreach programs for rural Australia
• Education and information resources
• Case management
• Referrals to other treatment services
• Specialised PTSD treatment programs in most states for veterans and military personnel
• The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) has comprehensive information and a list of resources available across Australia.
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• Family Drug Support Australia
http://www.fds.org.au/Family drug support provides up to date information on all aspects of alcohol and drug use relative to the families of alcohol and other drug users.
• Help & Support – ADF – Alcohol & Drug Foundation – Australian Drug …
https://adf.org.au/help-support/Get more information, support or treatment for drug issues in Australia.
• Alcohol and Drug Support Line – Mental Health Commission
• DrinkWise. | Support Services
https://drinkwise.org.au/drinking-and-you/support-services/Is alcohol a problem? If it’s harming you, or someone you know, it may be time to seek advice from a professional. You can contact one of the many services available, speak to your GP, local health service or call a helpline. There are trained telephone counsellors available in every Australian state and territory.
• Substance Abuse and Addiction – Lifeline Australia
https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/topics/substance-abuse-and-addictionOften associated with the use of illicit drugs, legal substances can also be misused, such as alcohol, prescription or over-the-counter medication, caffeine, nicotine … for help – manage and treat substance misuse and addiction through counselling, medication, rehabilitation centres, self-help programs or support networks.
• Help & support services – Australian Drug Information Network
https://www.adin.com.au/help-support-servicesAustralian directory of alcohol and drug information services and treatment centres. Find drug treatment and alcohol rehab programs for drug users and families.
• Alcohol Services | Drug Services – Alcohol and drug search directory …
https://www.adin.com.au/The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) is Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory with complete information on drugs and alcohol.
• NSW help & support services – Alcohol and drug search directory …
https://www.adin.com.au/help-support-services/new-south-walesAustralia, NSW Creator: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales Last reviewed: 22/06/2017. Review: Peak representative body and voice advocating and championing for quality Indigenous health in NSW. The network ensures Aboriginal people lead the agenda for better policies, programs, …
• Drugs Campaign | Need Help? – Drug help – Department of Health
http://www.drugs.health.gov.au/internet/drugs/publishingcp.nsf/content/needhelpThe Alcohol and Drug Information Centres are state and territory-based services that offer information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support 24 hours a day. They offer services for individuals, their family and friends, general practitioners, other health professionals and business and community groups. Australian …
• Counselling Online: Home
https://www.counsellingonline.org.au/Counselling Online supports people affected by alcohol & other drugs, for free 24 /7. The smallest step can make a difference so let us help you today.