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Counselling and support services

The following support services are available to anyone who has been affected by issues raised during the Royal Commission.

Lifeline Australia

13 11 14

24-hour crisis support line

Crisis support line, text line and chat line.

Nightly text line 0477 131 114

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

24-hour counselling service for suicide prevention and mental health

Available via telephone, online and by video for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts.

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

Free, immediate, short-term counselling

Advice and referral via telephone, webchat or email 24/7.


1800 737 732

1800RESPECT is the national domestic, family and sexual violence counselling, information and support service.

National Debt Helpline

1800 007 007

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.