Support Services

The Fathering Project does not provide one to one assistance, advice or counselling to individuals or families. See our list of recommended services that may be of help.

If you or someone you know needs immediate support 24 hour support is available:

Lifeline call 13 11 14
Mensline Australia call 1300 789 978 or online chat

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.

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

suicidecallbackservice.org.au – 1300 659 467
A nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

blackdoginstitute.org.au
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.org.au
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

Alcoholics Anonymous – 24 hour helpline – Dial 1 300 222 222

Men and Relationships

mensline.org.au – 1300 78 99 78
A telephone and online support, information and referral service, for men with family and relationship concerns.

relationships.org.au – 1300 364 277
Relationships Australia are a provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

man.org.au
The Men’s Advisory Network aims to raise awareness of issues impacting on male health and wellbeing, educate, promote, and advocate and provide leadership.

Mentoring Programs for Men

mentoringmen.org.au
A registered Australian charity providing life mentoring programs for adult men in the community – Mentoring Men connect volunteer mentors to mentees.

Violence

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.

Youth

kidshelp.com.au– 1 800 551 800.
Kids Helpline offer free phone and online counselling aged 5-25 years.

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.

bullyingnoway.gov.au
Bullying No Way – an Australian Government initiative.

au.reachout.com
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.

West Australian specific services

ngala.com.au
Ngala are 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.

Department of Child Protection
West Australian Government information on parenting support.

meerilinga.org.au
Meerilinga are 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.

Anglicare WA Relationships Counselling
Can assist individuals, families and couples work through a wide range of issues.