Trigger Warning

This page deals with issues relating to domestic violence or sexual assault, and may be triggering to survivors of abuse.

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

(DVCS) works with people whose
lives are affectedby domestic violence.
The DVCSwebsite includes info on staying
safe and support for young people.
Crisis Line 6280 0900 (24hrs/7days)

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

It’s not your fault! If you are sexually
assaulted it can help to TALK to someone.
There are people who will believe you,
listen to you and support you.
(7am–11pm 7 days) 6247 2525

Multicultural Youth Services ACT

A service for young people from
culturally and linguistically diverse
background
6100 4611

AIDS Action Council ACT

Information and services for gay,
lesbian,bisexual, transgender and
intersex communities
6257 2855

Connecting Youth Carers to Life

Opportunities and Personalised
Support ACT (CYCLOPS ACT)
A service for young carers aged 11-18.
6278 8444

Gugan Gulwan

Indigenous youth centre
6296 8900

Lanyon Youth Centre

YWCA Canberra’s youth centre
6294 4633

Lifeline

Provides 24-hour telephone support
131 114

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Mental Health Crisis Team
24-hour number
1800 629 354

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

Sexual health & well being
6247 3077

The Junction — Youth Health Service

Free health service for young people
6232 2423

U Turn Youth Service

Belconnen youth centre
6264 0260

Youth in the City

For 12–25 year olds, a place to hang
out and have a chat
6247 0770

Woden Youth Centre

For 12–25 year olds, a place to
hang out and have a chat
6282 3037

1800 RESPECT

24/7 counselling for people
experiencing sexual assault or
domestic and family violence.
1800 737 732

The Line

Respectful relationships information
for young people, and advice line
1800 695 463, www.theline.org.au

Menslink

Supporting young men in Canberra
www.menslink.org.au, (02) 6239 4699

 

 

Needing more info?

Fantastic Websites

www.dvcs.org.au about domestic violence and abuse in
relationships – go to the section for young people.

www.dvcs.org.au/Resources/WhatsLove.pdf a booklet for
people living with violence or abuse.

www.rapecrisis.org.au about sexual assault and where to get help.

www.lovegoodbadugly.com relationship advice and stories
for young people.

www.reachout.com.au excellent info on many issues facing
young people, including relationships

www.burstingthebubble.com for young people about
family abuse and domestic violence.

www.kidshelp.com.au info on where to get help and links
to other sites.

www.aidsaction.org.au about issues that eff ect same sex
attracted people, with links to other related services.

www.realitycheck.net.au mental health info for young people.

www.headroom.net.au more mental health info for young
people – sections for parents and teachers too!

www.youthbeyondblue.com/ beyond blue for young people-info
about depression

www.youth2youth.com.au/frank.asp a positive and
inspirational magazine for young women.

www.thebridgeproject.com.au films about issues relating
to LGBTIA young people.

www.thesource.gov.au info about youth programs,
services, resources and entertainment.

www.youngcarers.net.au a resource for young carers.

www.aboutdaterape.nsw.gov.au information for guys
and girls about date rape, sex and staying safe.

www.shfpact.org.au sexual health info.