Support Services

The Fathering Project does not provide specific advice to individuals. Should you require support in any way please contact the relevant agency below.

Remember, if you think you want support, or someone close to you may need some support – this 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,, 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.

Carers Australia

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.

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

MensLine Australia

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.

MindSpot Clinic

1800 61 44 34

An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.

Relationships Australia

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

The Recovery Village (Teens and Drugs) 

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.

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.


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.

The Men’s Referral Service
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. Call 1300 766 491 or head to


Kids Helpline – free phone and online counselling aged 5-25 years. Dial 1 800 551 800.

Headspace – National Youth Mental Health foundation 12-25 years.

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Bullying & Substance Abuse –

Western Australia Support Services

Parenting Support

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.

Parenting WA – offers an information, support and referral service to parents, carers, grandparents and families with children up to 18 years of age.

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.

Other Support

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.

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

Department of Child Protection – Dial 1 800 622 258

Domestic and Family Violence Services – Dial (08) 94207264