The Fathering Project does not provide specific advice to individuals. Should you require support in any way please contact the relevant agency below.
The important thing to remember is that if you think you want support or someone close to you may need some support, it is a good reason to take the next step and make an enquiry.
The Fathering Project does not warrant that any of these services are the appropriate one for you. The provision of any contact information should not be construed as endorsement or approval from The Fathering Project. Each person should make their own enquiries regarding the suitability of any support service to provide assistance.
National Support Services
Mental health & Wellbeing
If life is in immediate danger phone 000
Lifeline 24 hour crisis line
Dial 13 11 14
Beyond Blue –
24/7 support from a trained mental health professional.
Dial 1300 224 636.
Refer to the beyondblue website, https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support, to get immediate support, find other support services or a professional to help.
Black Dog Institute
Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.
1800 242 636
Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.
1800 650 890
Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.
1800 55 1800
A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
1300 78 99 78
A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
1800 61 44 34
An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.
1300 364 277
A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
SANE Australia Helpline
1800 18 7263
Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support.
Alcohol & Drugs
Alcohol and Drug Information Service – 24 hour helpline – Dial 1 800 198 024
Parent Information Service – 24 hour helpline – Dial 1 800 653 203
Alcoholics Anonymous – 24 hour helpline – Dial 1 300 222 222
Men & Relationships
MensLine Australia – A service dedicated to supporting men with family and relationship issues. 24 hour phone support service, peer groups, referrals and articles on men’s issues. www.mensline.org.au
Relationships Australia (Branches in each state) – a non-profit community service organisation which provides a diverse range of innovative counselling, mediation, community education and professional development services, and which influences social policy formation. www.relationships.org.au
Crisis Care 24 hour Helpline – Dial 1 800 199 008
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia – Dial 1800RESPECT / 1800737732. Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia provides 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling for anyone – women and men - in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault, family or domestic violence and their non offending supporters. www.rape-dvservices.org.au
Kids Helpline – free phone and online counselling aged 5-25 years. Dial 1 800 551 800. www.kidshelp.com.au
Headspace – National Youth Mental Health foundation 12-25 years. www.headspace.org.au
Bullying No Way – www.bullyingnoway.gov.au
Western Australia Support Services
Ngala – a provider of Early Parenting and Early Childhood services with a passion for supporting and guiding families and young children through the journey of parenting. www.ngala.com.au
Parenting WA – offers an information, support and referral service to parents, carers, grandparents and families with children up to 18 years of age. www.dcp.wa.gov.au/SupportingIndividualsAndFamilies/Pages/ParentSupport
Meerilinga – a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity that promotes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; working with children, their families, early childhood professionals, planners and the community to raise the status of children in Western Australia. www.meerilinga.org.au
Men’s Advisory Network – aims to raise awareness of issues impacting on male health and wellbeing, educate, promote, and advocate and provide leadership. Publishers of The Blokes’ Book, a directory of services available to men across a broad range of health and wellbeing areas. www.man.org.au
Anglicare WA Relationships Counselling – Can assist individuals, families and couples work through a wide range of issues. www.anglicarewa.org.au/get-help/parenting-support
Department of Child Protection – Dial 1 800 622 258
Domestic and Family Violence Services – Dial (08) 94207264