Counselling Services

Adjusting to SCI

The Royal Perth Hospital patient care manual (view) has some advice on adjusting to life with a spinal cord injury.

Sometimes feelings of sadness can become overwhelming and you should see your GP to discuss these feelings. Your GP may refer you to a clinical psychologist for advice on how to cope with these feelings. Jane Hindley (details) is the psychologist for the Quad Centre at Shenton Park.

Information Services

Beyond Blue: Provides information and support around depression and anxiety. If you think that you, or someone you know, may have depression you need to talk to a health professional.

Tel: 1300 22 4636

www.beyondblue.org.au

Road Trauma Support WA: Offers information, peer support and counselling for anyone affected by road trauma.

Tel: 9420 7262 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm WST)

www.rtswa.org.au

Carers WA: Provides information, training and counselling services for carers.

Tel: 1 800 007 332 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm WST)

www.carerswa.asn.au

Crisis Counselling

Alcohol & Drug Information Service: 24 hr service

Tel: (08) 9442 5000
1800 198 024 (Country callers)

Beyond Blue Provides a 24 hour crisis phone service (1300 22 4636) and an on line chat service in the evenings (4-10pm AEST)

http://www.beyondblue.org.au

Crisis Care Helpline –  24 hr service – offers counselling & advice on a variety of issues such as domestic violence, child protection, homelessness.

Tel: 1800 199 008
(08) 9223 1111

www.dcp.wa.gov.au

Family Helpline – 24 hr service – Offers telephone information & counselling service for families with relationship difficulties.

Tel: 1800 643 000
(08) 9223 1111

Interpreter services available

Kids Helpline: telephone & online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 yrs

Tel: 1800 55 1800

www.kidshelp.com.au

Lifeline – 24 hr service – a crisis telephone counselling, information & referral service.

Tel: 13 11 14

Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline – 24 hr service – Information, referral & telephone counselling from people who are trained in talking to men about domestic violence.

Tel: 1800 000 599
(08) 9223 1199

Mensline Australia: 24 hr service – a professional telephone & online support, information & referral service, helping men deal with relationship problems in a practical & effective way.

Tel: 1300 789 978

www.mensline.org.au

Parenting WA – 24 hr service offering information, support & referral service to parents, carers, grandparents & families with children up to 18 yrs.

Tel: 1800 654 432
(08) 6279 1200

RESPECT – 24 hr serviceIs a national sexual assault, family & domestic violence counselling service. It is designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities, indigenous Australians, young people & those from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Tel: 1800 Respect (1800 737 732)

Samaritans Crisis Line – 24 hr service – offers non judgemental, non religious emotional support for the despairing & suicidal.

Tel: 1800 198 313 (Youth line)
135 247 (Crisis line)

WA Mental Health Emergency Response line (MHERL) –  24 hr service – is a psychiatric emergency assessment & advisory service to assist mental health clients & their carers

Tel: 1300 555 788 (metro)
1800 676 822 (Peel area)
1800 552 002 (Rural link)

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline – 24 hr service – Information, referral and telephone counselling to victims/survivors of domestic violence.

Tel: 1800 007 339
(08) 9223 1188