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Support groups

Support groups offer you the opportunity to talk to people who have experienced a similar crisis or tragedy.

Adults Surviving Child Abuse
ASCA is a national Australian non-government organisation dedicated to the health and wellbeing of adult survivors of all forms of child abuse and neglect.

angelhands Inc
angelhands provides victims of serious violent crime and homicide with access to information, referral and peer support. Also provides education and awareness training to the community and professionals.
Phone: 0416 580 090

Beyond Blue
Freecall: 1300 224 636

The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is a bereavement and support information centre for families who have experienced the death of a son, daughter, sister, brother or grandchild.
City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi Street
WEST PERTH
Phone: (08) 9486 8711 or (08) 9486 8717
Freecall: 1800 628118

Family Helpline
Phone: (08) 9223 1100

Homicide Victims' Support Group
The Homicide Victims' Support Group is a self-help group of people who have suffered a loss of a family member or friend to homicide. The group provides support, information and advocacy. An information and telephone support service is provided for secondary victims of homicide - surviving family members of the victims. Monthly meetings are held to provide support and information. Note that the group provides support and information, not counselling.
Phone: 0451 974 685

HURT
HURT is an interactive website that is designed to raise awareness about the hidden devastation and family turmoil of domestic and family violence and sexual assault, confronting the shame and investigating the issues from the incomparable perspective of those involved. Modelled like a house, the website invites viewers to explore the house from the perspective of any one of 27 characters who are linked to over 100 video clips.

Kids Help Line
Kids Help Line is Australia's only free, confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
24 hours telephone and online counselling is available.
Freecall: 1800 551 800

Lifeline
Lifeline provides 24 hours a day telephone counselling.
Lifeline counsellors are trained to offer emotional support in times of crisis or when callers may be feeling down.
Freecall: 13 11 14

Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline
The Men's Domestic Violence Helpline is a free telephone information, referral and counselling service for men to help them change their violent behaviour towards female partners.
Men calling the helpline can talk anonymously to trained professionals who will listen and give options on what they can do.
Phone: (08) 9223 1199
Freecall: 1800 000 599

Mensline Australia
Freecall:  1300 789 978

Reach Out! For young people

Road Trauma Support WA (RTSWA)
RTSWA offers information, peer support and specialised bereavement counselling for all people affected by and living with the consequences of a road accident.
City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Phone: (08) 9420 7262
Freecall: 1300 004 814
Email: admin@rtswa.org.au 

The Salvation Army
The Salvo Care Line offers compassion and support, guidance and counsel to individuals, couples and families. Go to their web site for further services.
Phone: 1300 363 622

The Samaritans
Phone: (08) 9381 5555

Victim Assistance Online
Victim Assistance Online is a non-profit information, research and networking resource for victim assistance, with specialists and professionals in the field of victimology and related disciplines.

Women's Domestic Violence Helpline
The Women's Domestic Violence Helpline provides free 24 hour telephone support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence.  The helpline can help you if you want to find refuge or a safe place to stay or if you just need to talk to someone who will understand how the abuse affects you and your children.  The Women's Domestic Violence Helpline will help you look at options so you can decide what is right for you.
Phone: (08) 9223 1188
Freecall: 1800 007 339

Support groups for grief and bereavement

ARBOR
An outreach service which works closely with other support services and the community to provide support services especially for people bereaved by suicide.

Funeral Information Australia
Funeral Information Australia offers free funeral information for Australians.

Place of Reflection
The Place of Reflection is a contemplative space that is available to everyone in the community. Victims of crime are welcome and may find this a useful space. It is set in Kings Park and provides a place commemoration and healing for people coping with loss in everyday life. Walking paths, contemplation decks and seating provide opportunities for individual reflection and quiet discussion, while the Marlee Pavilion provides a sheltered and space where groups can hold organised events.

Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association Inc
Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association is a non-profit support group formed and established to help people bereaved by suicide.

Last updated: 17-Apr-2014

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