Counselling Services are Just a Phonecall Away

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Lifeline (also has suicide crisis line): 131 114

(for Victoria and South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, Northern Territory and New South Wales)

Lifeline is a 24-hour telephone counselling line for urgent and immediate needs.

Lifeline also offers face-to-face counselling in a number of places, which can be accessed through the telephone counselling line.


The Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service (VVCS)

The VVCS is a free and confidential service provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Despite the name, veterans of any conflict are welcome to attend and do not need to have a war-related disability or entitlement from the Department of Veteran's Affairs. Those who may use the services of the VVCS include Australian veterans of all conflicts and peacekeeping operations, as well as their families. VVCS will also see people with concern for a veteran's welfare who wish to seek advice. Services offered include:

* crisis counselling (face to face or telephone, and an emergency after hours toll-free telephone service);
* individual, family and group counselling;
* country outreach programs for rural Australia;
* education an informaiton reosurces (including a library);
* case managment roles;
* referrals to other treatment services.

Contact Details:

VVCS is available in all states - see the phone book under Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service for your nearest office. A 24-hour emergency free-call service is available on 1800 043 503 in Sydney, Lismore and Newcastle, and 1800 011 046 in all other areas.
National Office

VVCS National Office
GPO Box 21
Woden, ACT, 2606

TEL: (02) 6289 6168

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State Offices

Adelaide - (08) 8290 0300 - 1800 011 046

Albury/Wodonga - (02) 6056 1341 - 1800 011 046

Brisbane - (07) 3831 6100 - 1800 011 046

Canberra - (02) 6247 2988 - 1800 011 046

Darwin - (08) 8927 9411 - 1800 011 046

Hobart - (03) 6231 0488 - 1800 011 046

Launceston - (03) 6331 7500 - 1800 011 046

Lismore - (02) 6622 4479 - 1800 043 503

Maroochydore - (07) 5479 3992 - 1800 011 046

Melbourne - (03) 9818 0388 - 1800 011 046

Newcastle - (02) 4940 8844 - 1800 043 503

Perth - (08) 9481 1955 - 1800 011 046

Southport - (07) 5591 6332 - 1800 011 046

Sydney - (02) 9635 9733 - 1800 043 503

Townsville - (07) 4723 9155 - 1800 019 332
 
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