This page deals with issues relating to domestic violence or sexual assault, and may be triggering to survivors of abuse.
Domestic Violence Crisis Service
(DVCS) works with people whose
lives are affectedby domestic violence.
The DVCSwebsite includes info on staying
safe and support for young people.
Crisis Line 6280 0900 (24hrs/7days)
Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
It’s not your fault! If you are sexually
assaulted it can help to TALK to someone.
There are people who will believe you,
listen to you and support you.
(7am–11pm 7 days) 6247 2525
Multicultural Youth Services ACT
A service for young people from
culturally and linguistically diverse
AIDS Action Council ACT
Information and services for gay,
lesbian,bisexual, transgender and
Connecting Youth Carers to Life
Opportunities and Personalised
Support ACT (CYCLOPS ACT)
A service for young carers aged 11-18.
Indigenous youth centre
Lanyon Youth Centre
YWCA Canberra’s youth centre
Provides 24-hour telephone support
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
Mental Health Crisis Team
1800 629 354
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT
Sexual health & well being
The Junction — Youth Health Service
Free health service for young people
U Turn Youth Service
Belconnen youth centre
Youth in the City
For 12–25 year olds, a place to hang
out and have a chat
Woden Youth Centre
For 12–25 year olds, a place to
hang out and have a chat
24/7 counselling for people
experiencing sexual assault or
domestic and family violence.
1800 737 732
Respectful relationships information
for young people, and advice line
1800 695 463, www.theline.org.au
Supporting young men in Canberra
www.menslink.org.au, (02) 6239 4699
Needing more info?
www.dvcs.org.au about domestic violence and abuse in
relationships – go to the section for young people.
www.dvcs.org.au/Resources/WhatsLove.pdf a booklet for
people living with violence or abuse.
www.rapecrisis.org.au about sexual assault and where to get help.
www.lovegoodbadugly.com relationship advice and stories
for young people.
www.reachout.com.au excellent info on many issues facing
young people, including relationships
www.burstingthebubble.com for young people about
family abuse and domestic violence.
www.kidshelp.com.au info on where to get help and links
to other sites.
www.aidsaction.org.au about issues that eff ect same sex
attracted people, with links to other related services.
www.realitycheck.net.au mental health info for young people.
www.headroom.net.au more mental health info for young
people – sections for parents and teachers too!
www.youthbeyondblue.com/ beyond blue for young people-info
www.youth2youth.com.au/frank.asp a positive and
inspirational magazine for young women.
www.thebridgeproject.com.au films about issues relating
to LGBTIA young people.
www.thesource.gov.au info about youth programs,
services, resources and entertainment.
www.youngcarers.net.au a resource for young carers.
www.aboutdaterape.nsw.gov.au information for guys
and girls about date rape, sex and staying safe.
www.shfpact.org.au sexual health info.