Need Help? Support is Available Here.

Need Help? Support is Available Here.

Child sexual abuse and trauma; Whether you are experiencing abuse, are a survivor, a parent, family member or friend, I know how difficult the first step is to taking back your power.

Taking the first step is extremely brave and I commend you for your courage.

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Bravehearts

Bravehearts sets the standard in the provision of specialist therapeutic services and support for children and young people and non-offending family members affected by child sexual assault.

Counselling services operate from Springwood (South of Brisbane), Strathpine (North Brisbane) and Arundel (Gold Coast). Bravehearts can provide referral information to other services and counsellors outside these areas.

  • Toll free: 1800 272 831

  • Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday (AEST)*

* Please note hours vary on public holidays. Clients with hearing and speech impairments can reach them through the National Relay Service.

  • TTY users phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 272 831
  •  Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 272 831
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS iprelay.com.au/call/index.aspx then ask for 1800 272 831

“As a Brave Hearts Ambassador I am so proud to be an ambassador for an organisation whose heart is brave enough to be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves, to stand in the gap and provide the services, support and advocacy to make a difference.” – Kelly Humphries

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ChildSafe

ChildSafe Limited exists to serve organisations and individuals working with children and vulnerable people, with the goal of improving their well-being and safety

As a ChildSafe Ambassador I am extremely passionate about about educating, empowering and protecting kids and families about child abuse. With 90% of offences occurring in the home, it is a topic that must be spoken about if change is to happen. It goes without saying that creating safe spaces for young people is not only essential, but it saves lives.” – Kelly Humphries

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the Carly Ryan foundation

Counselling ServiceThe Carly Ryan Foundation provides a counselling service and resources for victims of Internet crime.

“Our vision is to create a positive experience online for all children, teens and young adults.”
– Sonya Ryan

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Lifeline

A national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

We exist so that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone.

“Our vision is to create a positive experience online for all children, teens and young adults.”
– Sonya Ryan

  • Phone: 131114

  • Hours: 24/7 plus chat and text services available please visit their site for more info.

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DVCONNECT

We help Queenslanders find pathways to safety, away from domestic, family and sexual violence. We provide emergency transport and accommodation for your entire family including pets. We also provide safety planning, crisis counselling, intervention, information and referrals at no cost to you. help Queenslanders find pathways to safety, away fromdomestic, family and sexual violence.

We provide emergency transport and accommodation for your entire family including pets.We also provide safety planning, crisis counselling, intervention, information and referrals at no cost to you

“Our vision is to create a positive experience online for all children, teens and young adults.”
– Sonya Ryan

  • Phone: 1800 811 811

  • Hours: 24/7 plus chat and text services available please visit their site for more info.

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Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

  • Phone: 1300 22 4636

  • Hours: 24/7 online chat, online forums and email are also available

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CHILD WISE

A wide range of people affected by child abuse contact the Helpline, including victims, parents, relatives, teachers, friends, professionals, carers and many others. Many of the callers require information on the indicators of child abuse and what to do, information about issues related to normal child development and assistance on how to talk to children about personal safety.Contact our toll-free National Child Abuse Helpline on.

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Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA)

Sexual assault against males often goes unreported or even un-noticed. Society doesn’t expect men to victims of this nature. Most of the clients accessing support at SAMSSA are adult survivors of child abuse, but there is still some incidence of sexual violence against adult males.

  • Phone: (02) 6287 3935 or; 0488 586 518 (Text only for Deaf and Hearing Impaired)

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Queensland Government

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  • Phone: (02) 6287 3935 or; 0488 586 518 (Text only for Deaf and Hearing Impaired)