Reaching out and asking for help is the bravest and best step you can take. Whatever you’re going through, you don’t have to deal with your worries and problems alone. Beyond the Tirkandi Inaburra residential program, there are lots of free and confidential services and supports in your area, run by friendly professionals who genuinely care about helping you. And they’re only a phone call or a web chat away.
Helplines you can call anytime
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Free 24/7 telephone crisis support and suicide prevention service.
Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
Free 24/7 telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years.
Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636
Free 24/7 telephone social and emotional wellbeing information, advice and support.
1800RESPECT – 1800 737 732
Free 24/7 telephone sexual assault, domestic violence counselling, information and support service.
Social and emotional wellbeing support
Headspace – 1800 650 890
Free support with social and emotional wellbeing, work and study and alcohol and other drug services for young people aged 12 to 25 years.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – 1800 011 511
CAMHS offers assessment, education and treatment services for young people and their families living with a range of social and emotional health difficulties.
Reach Out and Relax (ROAR) – 1300 488 226
Free support for young people and their families to improve their emotional health and wellbeing.
Free legal advice
Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) NSW
1800 765 767 – for police charges and court matters
1800 733 233 – for care and protection and family matters
Assistance with criminal law, family law, children’s care and protection law matters.
LawAccess NSW – 1300 888 529
Free telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and advice.
Housing services and support
Aboriginal Housing Office – (02) 6885 7100
Affordable housing options for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW.
Social Housing – 1800 422 322
Secure, affordable housing for people on a low to moderate income.
Link2home – 1800 152 152
Free support and referrals for people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.
Drug and alcohol support
Alcoholics Anonymous – 1300 222 222
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength and hope and help others to recover from alcoholism.
S.M.A.R.T. Recovery Group Program – (02) 9373 5100
Free group program that assists with any problematic addiction behaviours, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others.
Pathways – (02) 6971 7330
Counselling, support and case management for people impacted by drug use.
Family services and support
Family Relationships – 1800 050 321
Information, support and referrals for family counselling, dispute resolution, legal advice and mediation.
Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277
Relationship support services helping individuals and families achieve positive and respectful relationships.
The Salvation Army – 13 72 58
Financial assistance, homelessness support services, employment services, family support programs and youth services.
Salvation Army Employment Plus – 136123
Employment and disability job service.
The Personnel Group – 1300 874 000
Employment service for people living with a disability or mental health condition.
Sureway – 1300 787 392
Employment and training service.
ACON – 1800 063 060
Free Information and support for LGBTQ people, their families and friends.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? We’re here to help.
Reach out to our friendly team to find out more about other services and supports we can put you in touch with. Call (02) 6954 4800 during our office hours, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Please note, Tirkandi Inaburra is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis, please call 000.