Support services for Aboriginal males, families and communities

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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.


Seeking employment

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.


LGBTIQ services

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.