Services - Tasmania

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 Tasmania

Phone: 1300 737 639
Website: http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/children/child_protection_services
Department of Health and Human Services

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 Health and Wellbeing Directory – Department of Health and Human Services (Tas)

Information on services relating to Drugs and Alcohol, Sexual health, Emergency health care, Specialist counselling, Pregnancy testing, Referral services, and anything that affects the health and well being of young people. http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/health__and__wellbeing/young_people/related_topics/information_and_education/services/youth_health_services

The Link Youth Health Service

Phone: (03) 6231 2927
Email: healthhelp@thelink.org.au
Website: http://www.thelink.org.au
http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/service_information/young_people/the_link_youth_health_service_inc

Youth Arc

Phone: 6231 5150
Website: http://www.youtharc.org/
Hobart City Council’s Youth Centre.

Alcohol and Drug Issues

Burnie Youth Alcohol and Drug Service

Phone: (03) 6431 9552
Email: byad@southcom.com.au
Website: http://www.iparty.com.au/burnieyouth/index.html

Legal Advice

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

Phone: 1300 366 611
Website: http://www.legalaid.tas.gov.au

Hobart Community Legal Service

Phone: (03) 6223 2500
Website: http://www.hobartlegal.org.au

Women's Legal Service

Phone: (1800 682-468 or (03) 6224-0974
Free legal advice.

To find other community legal centres in Tasmania, contact the Tasmanian Association of Community Legal Centres :

http://www.naclc.org.au/cb_pages/state_associations.php#tas

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).

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

Phone: 1800 633 937 (Mon-Fri 9am-midnight; Weekends 4pm-midnight)

Sexual Assault Support Service

Phone: (03) 6231 1817
Email: admin@sass.org.au
Website: http://www.sass.org.au

Yemaya: Women's Support Service

Phone: (03) 6334 0305
Launceston counselling & support for women who have experienced abuse.

Information

Safe at Home Family Violence Response and Referral Line

Phone: 1800 633 937