Please note, The Fathering Project does not warrant that any of these services are the appropriate one for you. Each person should make their own enquiries regarding the suitability of any support service.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
lifeline.org.au – 13 11 14
call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis phoneline
beyondblue.org.au – 1300 224 636
Beyond Blue offers 24/7 support from a trained mental health professional
A nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
Black Dog Institute provides information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of depression and bipolar disorder.
carersaustralia.com.au – 1800 242 636
Carers Australia offer short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.
headspace.org.au – 1800 650 890
Headspace offer free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 and their families going through a tough time.
kidshelpline.com.au 1800 55 1800
Kids Helpline is a a free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
mensline.org.au – 1300 78 99 78
A telephone and online support, information and referral service, for men with family and relationship concerns.
mindspot.org.au – 1800 61 44 34
MindSpot Clinic is an online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.
relationships.org.au – 1300 364 277
Relationships Australia are a provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
sane.org – 1800 18 7263
The SANE Australia Helpline, for information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support.
CLAN offers support to people who have grown up in Orphanages, Children’s Homes, Missions and Foster Care in Australia and New Zealand, or whose parents or other family members had this experience.
Alcohol and 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
24 hour helpline – Dial 1 300 222 222
Men and Relationships
Family Support Crisis Care 24 hour Helpline
Dial 1 800 199 008
By the Australian Department for Child Protection
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia – 1800RESPECT / 1800 737 732
Provide 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.
The Men’s Referral Service – 1300 766 491
A men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour. 24/7 in NSW and TAS.
practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times, as well as offering information for parents to help their teenagers through these times.