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Resources for Adults

Courts & Legal Assistance

  • Magistrates’ Court of Victoria – assists people to obtain family violence intervention orders for those who have experienced violent, threatening or abusive behaviour.

  • Women’s Legal Service Victoria - works with and for women experiencing particular disadvantages to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence.

Government Services

  • Centrelink - payments and services for people at times of significant change.

  • Child Support - resources for families, separated parents and their children.

  • Families - payments and government benefits available to families.

  • Victorian Government Child FIRST (Child and Family Information Referral and Support Team) - provides support and assistance to vulnerable children, young people and their families where there are concerns about the well-being of the child or young person


  • - government early learning and child care initiatives

  • ReachOut Parents - 24/7 service providing practical tips, tools and strategies to help parents strengthen their relationship with their teenager

Families and Communications

  • Our Family Wizard – a US based website for separated parents to assist them to manage co-parenting relationships

Family Violence
  • 1800 Respect - 24/7 sexual assault and family violence helpline

Health and Mental Health
  • headspace - mental health services for young people

  • beyondblue - anxiety, depression and suicide support service and resources

  • BeyondNow - suicide safety planning app to help people when distressed and at risk of suicide

LGBTIQ support services

Problem gambling
  • Betsafe - responsible gambling program

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