Crisis Services & Links
Sexual Assault Crisis Line – phone: 1800 806 292 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Depression and stress helpline emergency contacts
If you are feeling unwell and need urgent help, contact the following emergency services:
Ambulance – 000
Police – 000
Psychiatric Triage – North West Mental Health Region – 1300 874 243
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Suicide Line – 1300 651 251
Anxiety and depression services
Gender & Sexual Diversity Resources
An after-hours, peer-to-peer support service run by volunteers in the LGBTIQ+ community. QLife is not a crisis support service. Peer supporters cannot provide counselling however they can provide referrals to LGBTIQ+ inclusive counselling services if needed. This service is run by Switchboard Victoria.
- phone: 1800 184 527 (3pm to midnight, every day)
- QLife webchat (3pm to midnight, every day)
- QLife website
A free specialist LGBTIQ+ helpline that supports individuals and families of all ages and identities with family violence, including intimate partner violence, elder abuse, sexual assault and relationship issues.
- phone: 1800 729 367 (10am to 6pm, every day)
- text: 0480 017 246
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rainbow Door website
Thorne Harbour Health
Family violence counselling and case management services to LGBTIQ+ communities and Family Violence Flexible Support Packages for those who are considering leaving or have recently left a violent relationship.
- phone: (03) 9865 6700 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) and ask for the intake worker
- Thorne Harbour Health website
- referrals can also be made by emailing email@example.com
Another Closet Domestic & Family Violence and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer People (LGBTIQ)
Family violence response centre for women
Family violence response centre for women (and women identifying) victims of family violence including crisis support, information and accommodation.
Substance use support service
Australian Drug Foundation – www.adf.org.au