I need immediate support

If you are in immediate danger please contact 000. 

Please contact our team on 1300 810 957 or info@carelink.melbourne for further advice and support. 

You can also visit our links under helpful resources for a list of independent specialist services who can provide support. 

I need to report to police

Try to find a trusted person who can accompany you. If you don't have someone, please call us on 1300 810 957 or visit our helpful resources for information on independent advocacy and support groups.

 

Please attend your local police station or if in Victoria the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Investigation Team (SOCIT). 

SANO Task Force - SANO was established by Victoria Police to investigate historic and new allegations of child sexual abuse. Please call 1800 110 007 or via email at sanotaskforce@police.vic.gov.au

I need access to counselling

Please contact our team on 1300 810 957 or info@carelink.melbourne for further advice and support. 

For independent support for childhood trauma survivors you can contact the Blueknot Helpline on 1300 657 380 between 9am - 5pm. 

1800RESPECT, 1800 737 732, offers confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.


MensLine Australia, 1300 787 978, is a counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns at any time

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Suicide Call Back Service, 1300 659 467, provides counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

I need after hours support

Lifeline provide 24 hour crisis support by telephone on 13 11 14

MensLine Australia, 1300 787 978, is a counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns at any time

I need to report Catholic abuse to someone

Complaints of sexual and other abuse by priests, religious and lay persons under the control of the Archbishop of Melbourne are made to and investigated by an Independent Commissioner.

Anyone with complaints of abuse by priests, religious and lay persons under the control of the Archbishop of Melbourne is asked to call (03) 9225-7979 and will be referred to an Independent Commissioner.

For abuse that occurred from a Catholic entity elsewhere in Australia, you can contact Towards Healing in your state by calling: 

1300 369 977 New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory 

1800 139 020 Northern Territory  

I need support for someone else

Please contact our team on 1300 810 957 or info@carelink.melbourne for further advice and support. 

You can find helpful resources for supporters including family members at Blueknot Foundation. 

If you are a psychologist/counsellor or other professional and seeking support for your client, please contact our Care Coordinators on 1300 810 957. We can provide you further information on how to connect your client with us or commence as one of our external health service practitioners.