Collection of external resources for Health, Legal, and other services.
The State-wide Sexual Assault Line is here to offer telephone support and counselling to anyone – women, men and young people – who has been sexually assaulted or abused and for anyone who is concerned or suspects someone they care about might have been assaulted or abused.
Headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation. The headspace mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young Australian’s aged 12-25.
For fast poisoning advice 24 hours, 7 days a week, from anywhere in Australia. Calls to the Queensland Poisons Information Centre are answered by Pharmacists specially trained in toxicology and the provision of poisons information. Centre staff can determine whether medical attention is needed and provide first aid advice, as well as offer poisoning prevention information.
(Alcohol & Drug Information Service)
The Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a Queensland state-wide service.
ADIS provides a free 24 hour/7 day telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone with concerns about their own or someone else’s use of alcohol or other drugs. ADIS provides an anonymous service.
(Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal Service)
ADAWS is a residential program for young people 13-18 years old who feel they have a problem with drug use and are seeking to detox or withdraw. Young people who choose to go to ADAWS live in the program for 11 days whilst they detox, and take part in a relapse prevention program.
Queensland Health now has a phone line for all Queenslanders to help take the worry out of health concerns.
You can phone anytime for the cost of a local call. Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate than local call charges.
A young person can claim through Medicare for psychiatric or psychological care. This process is not a simple one and information is available online. Wherever possible we would advise that you have a support person to assist you through the process.
DVConnect Womensline is a state wide telephone service that offers support and services to women who are experiencing domestic or family violence, the phone line is active 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They offer free, professional and non-judgemental telephone support to you, wherever you live in Queensland.
DVConnect Mensline is a free, confidential telephone, counselling, referral and support service especially set up for men. It is a Queensland wide service that operates between the hours of 9am and midnight, 7 days a week. Mensline Queensland offers professional counselling and information, and acts as a strategic point of referral for Queensland men.
Legal Aid Qld can help if you:
- are experiencing domestic and family violence
- have a child protection matter
- are or might be separating (parenting arrangements, child support, separation, divorce)
- have been charged with an offence
- have questions about consumer and debt matters(consumer rip-offs, debt, loan payments, house repossession)
- are making an anti-discrimination claim (race, age, gender, sexuality etc.)
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd, is a community-based organisation established to provide professional and culturally competent legal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland.
Our mission is to foster collaborative partnerships with our communities, key government and non-government stakeholders to influence positive change and deliver high quality legal services for our people within or exposed to the justice system.
YAC (Youth Advocacy Centre) provides legal services, youth support and family support assistance and services to young people generally aged 10-18 years (inclusive) who live in or around the greater Brisbane region, particularly those who are involved in, or at risk of involvement in, the youth justice and/or the child protection systems; and/or are homeless or at risk of homelessness (up to 25).
Financial Support and Other Services
“GIVIT is a web-based philanthropic community where people donate items or time to people in need. They are a ‘targeted giving’ service that finds new lives for your unwanted items with worthy recipients.”
So if you have anything to give or you need something and don’t have a lot of money, this is a great website.
The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.