Services - Australian Captial Territory

These links are a good start, if you are after further information. Some of these services will refer you to other services and websites – be sure to persist until you find what you are after.

IN AN EMERGENCY, PHONE POLICE: 000

Child Protection ACT Office for Children, Youth and Family Support

Phone: 133 427
Website: http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/ocyfs
General Public: 1300 556 729
After Hours: 1300 556 729

For more general information, as a starting point you could try:

Kids Helpline

Phone: 1800 55 1800
Website: http://www.kidshelpline.com.au
If you need someone to talk to, you can call the Kids Helpline. You can call the Kids Helpline for free any time, any day to talk about any problems or issues you have. The Kids Helpline is confidential which means that anything you talk about will be kept private. (Kids Helpline).

Youth Services

Youth InterACT

Website: http://www.youth.act.gov.au/
Youth InterACT is a participation initiative launched by the ACT Government in 2002. It aims to encourage 12-25 year olds from a range of backgrounds and experiences to have their say about youth issues in Canberra. The above website is for their services and links page.

Alcohol and Drug Issues

CentaCare Canberra (Youth and Wellbeing Program)

Phone: (02) 6163 7600
Email: Info@centacare-canberra.org

Legal Advice

Youth Law Centre ACT

Email: contact@youthlawact.org.au
Website: www.youthlawact.org.au

Legal Aid Office ACT

Email: legalaid@legalaidact.org.au
Website: http://www.legalaidact.org.au/

Men

Mensline

Phone: 1300 78 99 78
Website: http://www.menslineaus.org.au
Mensline is a 24 hour, 7 days a week service that provides counselling for men. Mensline provides telephone support and counselling for issues such as divorce, parenting or work issues. If you know a man who needs someone to talk to about a problem, they can call Mensline. (Mensline).

Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA) Canberra

Phone: 02 6262 7377
Email: samssa@effect.net.au
Website: www.samssa.org.au
Provides support and referral for men who have experienced sexual assault.

White Ribbon

Website: http://www.whiteribbonday.org.au
The White Ribbon Foundation of Australia aims to eliminate violence against women by promoting culture-change around the issue. The major strategies to achieve this are a national media campaign as well as education & male leadership programs aimed at men and boys around Australia. (WRD).

XY Online

Website: http://www.xyonline.net
XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change. (XY).

Women

Crisis Support Services

Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT

P.O Box 1922
Fyshwick ACT 2609
Crisis Line: (02) 6280 0900
Email: info@dvcs.org.au
Website: http://www.dvcs.org.au

Canberra Emergency Accommodation Service Crisis Line

Phone: (02) 6230 1486 (business hours) - (02) 6257 2333 (24 hr)

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

Phone: (02) 6247 2525
Email: crcc@rapecrisis.org.au
Website: http://www.rapecrisis.org.au

Information

Women’s Information and Referral Centre

Phone: (02) 6205 1075
Email: wirc@act.gov.au
Website: http://www.wirc.act.gov.au