Counselling and mental health services
There are a number of free counselling and mental health support services available to help people who have been sexually harassed.
Workplace sexual harassment can have significant impacts on the health and wellbeing of any person who experiences or witnesses it.
If you need to, there are a number of free support services that you can access:
- 1800RESPECT offers 24/7 confidential counselling and support for those affected by sexual, domestic or family violence.
- Phone: 1800 737 732
- Website: 1800respect.org.au
- Lifeline offers 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
- Phone: 13 11 14
- Website: lifeline.org.au
- Beyond Blue provides information and 24-hour advice and support to people affected by depression and anxiety.
- Phone: 1300 224 636
- Website: www.beyondblue.org.au/
- SANE provides support to people with complex mental health issues, including trauma.
- Phone: 1800 187 263
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.sane.org/
- The Suicide Call Back Service provides free professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling support to people affected by suicide.
- Phone: 1300 659 467
- Website: https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/
Your GP can provide you with advice and referrals to support services to suit your needs.
- Access Mental Health is a free telephone intake, referral and information service which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all residents of the ACT.
- Phone: 1800 629 354 or (02) 6205 1065
- Website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/services/mental-health
- The Mental Health Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers professional help, advice and referrals to local mental health services to everyone in NSW.
- Phone: 1800 011 511
- Website: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth/Pages/mental-health-line.aspx
- The Northern Territory Mental Health Line provides triaging and advice to people in mental health crisis.
- Phone: 1800 682 288
- Website: https://www.mentalhealthnt.com.au/
- The Mental Health Access Line is a confidential mental health telephone triage service that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services to Queenslanders.
- Phone: 1300 642 255
- Website: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/mental-health/help-lines/1300-mh-call
- The SA Health Mental Health Triage Service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides advice and information to people experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis situation.
- Phone: 13 14 65
- Website: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health…
- The Access Mental Health Helpline operates from 9am to 10pm, 7 days a week and provides referral pathway into public system mental health services.
- Phone: 1800 332 388
- Website: https://www.health.tas.gov.au/health-topics/mental-health/tasmanias-men…
- Head to Health provides access to trained mental health professionals who will assist in determining what support may best fit a person’s needs.
- Phone: 1800 595 212
- Website: https://headtohealthvic.org.au/
- The Mental Health Emergency Response Line is a 24-hour telephone service for people in the Perth metropolitan area experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Phone (Perth metro): 1300 555 788
- Phone (Peel region): 1800 676 822
- Website: https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/getting-help/helplines/mental-health-response…
- Rurallink is an after-hours telephone service for people in rural and regional Western Australia experiencing a mental health crisis.
- Phone: 1800 552 002
- Website: https://emhs.health.wa.gov.au/Hospitals-and-Services/Mental-Health/Inpa…
- 13 Yarn offers 24/7 culturally safe crisis support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Phone: 13 92 76
- Website: 13yarn.org.au
- 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.
- Phone: 1800 184 527
- Website: https://qlife.org.au/get-help
Australian Capital Territory
- Meridian is a community-controlled, peer-led organisation that provides health and social support services to LGBTIQ+ people, people of diverse sexualities and sexual identities, people living with and impacted by HIV, and others.
- Phone: (02) 6257 2855
- Website: https://www.meridianact.org.au/
New South Wales
Rainbow Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Helpline
- Rainbow Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Helpline provides 24/7 professional trauma counselling and referral for anyone from the LGBTIQ+ community whose life has been impacted by sexual domestic and/or family violence.
- Phone: 1800 497 212
- Website: https://fullstop.org.au/get-help/our-services/rainbowviolenceandabusesupport
- Bfriend provides support to anyone who has questions about sexuality, gender identity and intersex variations, and their loved-ones.
- Phone: 1800 615 677 or (08) 8202 5190
- Website: https://www.unitingcommunities.org/service/community-support/lgbtiqa-support
- Working It Out provides support and advocacy services for LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians.
- Phone: (03) 6231 1200
- Website: https://www.workingitout.org.au/
Western Australian AIDS Council
- The Western Australian AIDS Council provides a range of services, including counselling for LGBTIQ+ young people aged 12-26 years.
- Phone: (08) 9482 0000
- Website: https://www.waac.com.au/what-we-do/counselling/lgbtqia-plus/
- Mensline offers free confidential counselling and support for men.
- Phone: 1300 78 99 78
- Website: mensline.org.au
- Headspace provides support to young people aged between 12 and 25 years.
- Phone: 1800 650 890
- Website: headspace.org.au
- Kids Helpline provides free, confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
- Phone: 1800 55 1800
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://kidshelpline.com.au/.