Please use the following helplines and service providers listed below when you need to find help or chat to someone about your personal issues or if someone you know needs help. If you or someone you know is in danger or crisis, call EMERGENCY SERVICES on 000, this is a free call anywhere in Australia.

National Counselling Helpline, information and support 24/7 – 1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732 or

The Sanctuary Women and Children’s Refuge – Gold Coast

The Sanctuary women and Children’s Refuge is a non-profit temporary transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing on the Gold Coast of Qld.
Contact – Simone Patterson, Owner/Director, Counsellor/Social Worker on 0422 031 199 or email:

Kid’s Help Line 1800 55 1800

24 hour telephone and online counselling available for children and young people in Australia. Online newsletter, support, information and resources.

Life Line 13 11 44

24 hours telephone counselling. For getting through tough times.

Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc.

Counselling: 5532 9000
Administration: 5591 4222
For after hours support please contact DV Connect on 1800 811 811

Men’s Line 1300 789 978

For men struggling with emotions.

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

Individual information about depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and post-natal depression.

The Line

Australian Government website about healthy and respectful relationships

Child Abuse Prevention Service 1800 688 009
24 hour crisis support services for parents.

Relationships Australia 1300 364277

For couples and abused and abusive partner counselling.
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