Counselling and support services
Counselling and Support for people engaging with the Royal Commission
Counselling and support will be available to people who are participating in Royal Commission hearings, meetings or roundtables as arranged. This includes support for witnesses before, during and after a hearing.
Additionally, please note that Services Australia has social worker and other supports in place for Services Australia customers and staff.
Crisis and support services, such as those listed below can be contacted for more general assistance.
24-hour crisis support line
Crisis support line, text line and chat line.
Nightly text line 0477 131 114
Suicide Call Back Service
24-hour counselling service for suicide prevention and mental health
Available via telephone, online and by video for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts.
Free, immediate, short-term counselling
Advice and referral via telephone, webchat or email 24/7.
1800RESPECT is the national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service.
National Debt Helpline
National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. Professional financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service.