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AUSTRALIA

1800RESPECT - 1800 737 732

24 hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

LIFELINE - 13 11 14

Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State. Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call.

MENSLINE AUSTRALIA - 1300 789 978

Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties. 24/7 telephone and online support an information service for Australian men.

KIDS HELP LINE - 1800 551 800

Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia.

RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA - 1300 364 277

Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.

ABORIGINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - 1800 019 123

Victims Services has a dedicated contact line for Aboriginal victims of crime who would like information on victims rights, how to access counselling and financial assistance.

SIKH HELPLINE AUSTRALIA - 0401 401 040

The ‘Sikh Helpline Australia’ is an Australia-wide confidential support service for those in the Sikh community where anyone can get help, advice, counselling and information on various personal and professional issues.

TRANSLATING & INTERPRETING SERVICE - 131 450

Gain free access to a telephone or on-site interpreter in your own language. Immediate phone interpreting is available 24 hours, every day of the year.

SUICIDE CALL BACK SERVICE - 1300 659 467

Free counselling 24/7, whether you’re feeling suicidal, are worried about someone else, or have lost someone to suicide.

BLUE KNOT FOUNDATION - 1300 657 380

Telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them.

DISABILITY AND NEGLECT HOTLINE - 1800 880 052

An Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability.

QLIFE - 1800 184 527

QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. The service provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer-supported telephone and web-based support to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other risk factors that impact on their health and wellbeing.

BENEVOLENT SOCIETY - 1800 236 762

The Benevolent Society have been supporting people with disability, children, families, older Australians and carers since 1813.

UNITED KINGDOM

WOMEN'S AID - 0808 200 0247

The National Domestic Violence Helpline is a freephone 24 hour helpline which provides advice and support to women and can refer them to emergency accommodation.

MEN'S ADVICE LINE - 0808 801 0327

The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. They provide emotional support and practical advice, and can give you details of specialist services that can give you advice on legal, housing, child contact, mental health and other issues.

ACTION ON ELDER ABUSE - 0808 808 8141

Action on Elder Abuse gives confidential advice and information to older people who are victims of violence or abuse. A relative or friend of the person being abused can also contact the helpline on behalf of the older person. The helpline can be used in the case of older people who live at home, in a care home or who are in hospital.

GALOP LBGT DOMESTIC HELPLINE - 0300 999 5428

Galop provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.

SAMARITANS - 116 123

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

NSPCC - 0800 1111

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

VICTIM SUPPORT - 0808 16 89 111

Victim Support works towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve.

MIND - 0300 123 3393

Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends.

PAPYRUS UK - 0800 068 4141

Papyrus is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.

FREEVA SEXUAL VIOLENCE HELPINE - 0300 333 6533

Confidential helpline offering advice and information, a listening ear, emotional support, signposting and onward referrals to people experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence, rape and/or sexual assault.

SHELTER - 0808 800 4444

Provide advice and information for people with a housing problem or who are homeless/about to become homeless. Issues dealt with include housing rights, harassment, illegal eviction, rent and mortgage arrears, disrepair, housing benefit, domestic violence and other issues.

AMINA - 0808 801 0301

Information, advice and listening support for Muslim women. Help with a range of concerns including family matters, marriage, domestic abuse, racial harassment, immigration, Shariah, education, employment, finance, housing, health, social isolation and leisure activities suitable for Muslim women.