Counselling and Support Services – Derby/West Kimberley

The services below provide counselling and support services related to domestic violence, if you need immediate assistance call 000 or 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service

Counselling Service

Kimberley Mental Health & Drug Service provides specialist mental health services to the Kimberley for all age groups. The service aims to deliver a comprehensive range of high quality, community focused mental health services to residents of & visitors to the Kimberley.

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

AddressLocated next to Derby Regional Hospital Clarendon Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9193 3605
Emailkmhdsclinic.reception@health.wa.gov.au
Website urlhttps://www.healthdirect.gov.au/australian-health-services/20158270/kimberley-mental-health-and-drug-service-derby/services/derby-6728-clarendon

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Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service

Counselling Service

Kimberley Mental Health & Drug Service provides specialist mental health services to the Kimberley for all age groups. The service aims to deliver a comprehensive range of high quality, community focused mental health services to residents of & visitors to the Kimberley.

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

AddressNindilingarri Cultural Health Services Fallon Road
 FITZROY CROSSING WA 6765
Phone(08) 9194 2867
Emailkmhdsclinic.reception@health.wa.gov.au
Website urlhttps://www.healthdirect.gov.au/australian-health-services/20158271/kimberley-mental-health-and-drug-service-fitzroy-crossing/services/fitzroy-crossing-6765-fallon

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Victims of Crime: Derby

Support Service

The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers.

Services available to victims of crime include:

  • Counselling and support
  • Providing information and referrals to other support services
  • Helping victims write a victim impact statement
  • Preparing and supporting victims during a court case
  • Helping victims obtain information on the status of police investigations
  • Providing support when making an application for a restraining order
  • Providing information about criminal injuries compensation
  • Helping victims understand their rights within the criminal justice system
  • Providing information on the status of convicted offenders in WA, through the Victim Notification Register.

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

AddressDerby Courthouse Loch Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9191 2274
Website urlhttps://www.victimsofcrime.wa.gov.au/V/victim_support_services.aspx?uid=6434-5121-4723-5876

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Child Witness Service: Derby

Support Service

The Child Witness Service helps children and young people under 18 years of age who may need to give evidence in court. The children involved can be victims or witnesses to any criminal charge, in any court.

The Child Witness Service provides practical information and helps children and young people emotionally prepare for court. Support is provided on an individual basis. Evidence is never discussed.

The Child Witness Service does not provide counselling. However, referrals can be made to appropriate agencies when additional support is required.

The Child Witness Service aims to:

  • Reduce trauma for children giving evidence in court by appropriate preparation and support.
  • Undertake assessments of a child’s needs in relation to giving evidence and advocate for the child to receive their entitlements under the legislation.
  • Work with the WA Police Force and the Director of Public Prosecutions to ensure a child witness and their family are kept fully informed about the progress of a case through the courts
  • Help a child witness prepare a victim impact statement, even if the child is not required to give evidence

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

AddressDerby Courthouse Loch Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9191 2274
Website urlhttps://www.victimsofcrime.wa.gov.au/C/child.aspx?uid=3262-1115-1288-4622

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Derby Aboriginal Health Service

Counselling

The DAHS Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team provides services that help individuals develop and maintain positive thoughts, behaviours and relationships. SEWB Programs include:

  • Counselling
  • Social Work
  • Youth Support Programs
  • Perinatal Support and Advocacy
  • Men’s and Boy’s Support and Advocacy
  • Social and Emotional Health Education
  • Healthy Workface Training
  • Community Development

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Address1 Stanley Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9158 4200
Emailinfo@dahs.org.au
Website urlhttp://www.derbyaboriginalhealthservice.org.au/programs/social--emotional-wellbeing

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Helping Minds: YoungMinds

Counselling

YoungMinds is a program to assist families living in the Kimberley.

The program is aimed at children 0–18 years, who are experiencing emotional difficulties in their lives or are at risk of developing mental health issues. The service provides free, practical counselling and support for young people and families for up to 12 months, introducing coping skills and how to develop your individual strengths

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 4:30pm

AddressDERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9193 6600
Emailinfo@youngminds.org.au
Website urlhttps://helpingminds.org.au/youngminds-kimberley/

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Anglicare WA: Marooloo Child Sexual Response Service

Support Service

The Marooloo Child Sexual Abuse Response Service provides support and education to children, individuals, families and communities in Derby.

The program caters to children who have suffered or are at risk of sexual abuse. It also provides education to families and communities. Although the program operates from a central office, outreach services to communities in the Derby region are provided.
The program operates under the guidance of an Elder Women’s Advisory Group and an inclusive reference group.

Services include:

  • Culturally appropriate counselling and healing for children who are victims of sexual abuse and their families
  • Education, both one-on-one and in groups, that teaches children and their families:
  • How to spot and avoid potential danger
  • How to minimise risk of sexual abuse
  • What avenues are available to them if they are exposed to sexual abuse in any capacity
  • General life skills
  • Training for adults and parents that raises their awareness of child sexual abuse in the wider community, and raises their understanding of its impact
  • Group activities and courses that encourage the community to unite and take responsibility for ensuring that children are not sexually abused

HOURS:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

AddressNgunga Women's Resource Centre Loch Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9193 1455
Website urlhttps://www.anglicarewa.org.au/get-help/sexual-abuse-support-services/marooloo-child-sexual-response-service

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State and National Counselling Support Services

Crisis Care Helpline

Crisis Helpline

Crisis Care is a telephone information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. Telephone Crisis Care when:

  • You are concerned about the wellbeing of a child
  • You are escaping domestic violence and need help
  • Arguments are causing unhappiness and problems in your family;
  • You are alone or afraid and urgently need to talk to someone; you are homeless;
  • You need counselling, information or other support.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 days

Phone(08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008
Website urlhttps://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/CrisisCare.aspx

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1800 RESPECT

Sexual Assault and Domestic and Family Violence Service

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service. 1800RESPECT provide support and  counselling for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Phone1800 737 732
Website urlhttps://www.1800respect.org.au/

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Women's Domestic Violence Helpline

Women's Support Service

The Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service. This service provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence.

This includes:

  • Phone counselling
  • Information and advice
  • Referral to local advocacy, support services
  • Safe accommodation if required; and support in escaping situations of family and domestic violence.

Phone(08) 9223 1188 or 1800 007 339
Website urlhttps://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/Women%27s-Domestic-Violence-Helpline.aspx

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Men's Domestic Violence Helpline

Men's Support Service

The Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline is a state wide 24 hour service.  This service provides counselling for men who are concerned about becoming violent or abusive.  The service can provide telephone counselling, information and referral to ongoing face to face services if required.  Information and support is also available for men who have experienced family and domestic violence.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 days

Phone(08) 9223 1199 or 1800 000 599
Website urlhttps://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/CrisisAndEmergency/Pages/Men%27s-Domestic-Violence-Helpline.aspx

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Mensline

Men's Support Service

MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.

HOURS:

  •  Online Chat: 24 hours, 7 Days
  •  Counselling: 24 Hours, 7 Days
  •  Video Counselling: 24 Hours, 7 Days

Phone1300 78 99 78
Website urlhttps://mensline.org.au/

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Kidshelpline

Crisis Support

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Kids Helpline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to talk to you. No problem is too big or too small to call Kids Helpline about.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 Days

Phone1800 55 1800
Emailwww.kidshelpline.com.au/kids/get-help/email-counselling/
Website urlhttps://kidshelpline.com.au/

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RuralLink

Mental Health Service

Rurallink gives easy telephone access to experienced community mental health staff, with a focus on supporting people with mental health issues. It is a confidential service that meets the needs of the community and delivering continuous care and support where needed. The service provides a single point of contact providing information, advice, assessment, and where required, referrals to other mental health services.

HOURS:

  • 4.30pm – 8:30am Monday to Friday
  • 24 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

Phone1800 552 002
Website urlhttps://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/getting-help/helplines/rurallink/

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LifeLine

Crisis Support

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They offer telephone, online chat and text support services.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 Days

Phone131 114
Website urlhttps://www.lifeline.org.au/

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Suicide Call Back

Mental Health Crisis Support

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Suicide Call Back Service services include telephone chat services, online chat and video chat.

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 Days

Phone1300 659 467
Website urlhttps://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

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Beyond Blue

Crisis Support

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. Beyond Blue services includes:

  • Telephone support
  • Online chat
  • Email support
  • Online forums.

HOURS:

  • Telephone Service: 24 hours/ 7 days a week
  • Online Chat: 3pm - 12am, 7 days a week
  • Email support - get a response in 24 hours
  • Online forums - 24 Hours, 7 days a week.

Phone1300 22 4636
Website urlhttps://www.beyondblue.org.au/

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The Samaritans

Mental Health Support

The Samaritans is a Western Australian based not for profit organisation telephone counselling for all sorts of worries including:

  • Relationship or family problems
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Financial worries or job-related anxiety
  • School, college or study-related stress
  • Illness – your own or someone you care for
  • Addiction or substance abuse
  • Thoughts of suicide

HOURS:

  •  24 Hours, 7 days

Phone135 247
Emailsupport@thesamaritans.org.au
Website urlhttps://thesamaritans.org.au/

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eheadspace

Youth Mental Health Support

eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.

HOURS:

  •  9am - 1am (Melbourne Time), 7 days

Phone1800 650 890
Website urlhttps://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

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Blueknot

Childhood Trauma Support

Blue Knot Helpline is a specialist service which support adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse, parents, partners, family and friends as well as the professionals who work with them.

HOURS:

  •  Monday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm AEST

Phone1300 657 380
Emailhelpline@blueknot.org.au
Website urlhttps://www.blueknot.org.au/

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QLife

LGBTI Support Service

QLife provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

QLife services are free and include both telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country. Services are for LGBTI individuals, their friends and families, and health professionals in Australia.

HOURS:

  •  3pm - 12am, 7 days

Phone1800 184 527
Website urlhttps://www.qlife.org.au/

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Patricia Giles Centre

Family and Domestic Violence Support Service

Patricia Giles Centre provides assistance to those experiencing or escaping family and domestic violence though women's and children's counselling, the safe at home program, housing support programs and safe accomodation in a crisis or emergency.

HOURS:

  •  Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Phone(08) 9300 0340
Website urlhttps://www.patgilescentre.org.au/

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Gambling Help Online

Gambling Support Service

Gambling Help is support for anyone affected by gambling. Services include:

  • Free 24/7 chat and email counselling and support services
  • Professional counsellors with expertise in problem gambling and online services
  • A stepping stone for further help-seeking, including telephone and face-to-face gambling services
  • Extensive website content, self-help information and weblinks for additional support.

HOURS:

  •  24 hours, 7 days

Phone1800 858 858
Website urlhttps://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/

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