Separation is a time of many changes and it is important to seek support if you need it.
There are a number of groups, websites, publications and services available to support separated and single parents as well as children.
Lifeline – www.lifeline.org.au
Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.
Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute. People can call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis support service 13 11 14 at anytime day or night.
Relationships Australia – www.relationships.org.au
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.
Dads in Distress – www.dadsindistress.asn.au
The vision of Dads in Distress Support Services is to set the national benchmark for the provision of support for men going through the trauma of divorce, separation or relationship breakdown, ensuring their safety and wellbeing.
Bravehearts – www.bravehearts.org.au
At Bravehearts, we take a broad approach to dealing with child sexual assault. Our services are aimed at providing counselling, advocacy and support to victims of child sexual assault and their non-offending family members while educating the wider community and lobbying for change.
Daniel Morcombe Foundation – www.danielmorcombe.com.au
The Foundation sees it role in the community as assisting educators and parents in the education of children about their personal safety, by funding the development of child safety educational resources; assisting young victims of crime through financial support in addition to that provided by Government agencies; and empowering all Australians to make their own local communities safer places for children.
Cancer Council – www.cancer.org.au
As Australia’s peak national non-government cancer control* organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. We also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care.
Prostate Council – www.prostate.org.au
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. We are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners, families and the wider community.
Breast Cancer Foundation – www.nbcf.org.au
The National Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1994 to promote and support breast cancer research in all its forms. To date, the foundation has allocated over $55 million dollars to over 230 breast cancer research projects throughout Australia. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is a not-for-profit foundation established to promote and support breast cancer research in all its forms.
Beyond Blue – www.beyondblue.org.au
Our mission is to provide a national focus and community leadership to increase the capacity of the broader Australian community to prevent depression and respond effectively.
We aim to build a society that understands and responds to the personal and social impact of depression, works actively to prevent it, and improves the quality of life for everyone affected.
Mensline – www.mensline.org.au
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. 1300 78 99 78 Available 24/7
Movember – http://au.movember.com
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.
Lone Fathers Association- www.lonefathers.com.au
The Lone Fathers Association, a national peak body for separated parents, is a non-sexist, non-sectarian, non-profit, and self-help educational and welfare organisation devoted to the interests of lone fathers and their children, as well as their friends, extended family, and carers.
Dads can do – www.dadcando.com
Being a hero to your kids is simply child′s play for a dad.
In Safe Hands – www.insafehands.net.au
Since 2005 In Safe Hands Educators In Safety have built an invaluable reputation as the most trusted provider of Child Protection services in Australia.
Triple P positive parenting program – www.triplep-parenting.net.au
Triple P is an internationally-acclaimed parenting program which is offered free to all Queensland parents and carers of children up to 16 years of age.
Dr James best – www.drjamesbest.com
Here you will find Dr James Best, one of Australia’s leading paediatric family doctors, weekly blog posts on parenting issues relevant to the modern Australian parent.