Who to talk to

Whether you are considering an abortion, looking for contraception, seeking other sexual health information, in crisis, or just in need of a bit more information or support it's important that you can find the right people to speak to.

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Finding support that's right for you

Look through the list of support services below, or contact 1800 My Options (1800 696 784) for more information.

Accurate information about your options and supportive non-judgemental counselling can help you decide what's best for you.

Medicare-rebated pregnancy support counselling services are provided by some doctors, social workers, mental health nurses and psychologists. Some abortion and contraception clinics provide counselling in house. Contact providers directly to find out more.

Finding credible and balanced advice about abortion can be difficult as some organisations claim to offer non-biased counselling. However, they may be against abortion in all circumstances and therefore not the right people to support you.

If it's an emergency, call 000

For support in relation to sexual assault or domestic violence contact:

Sexual Assault Crisis Line

Ph: 1800 806 292

1800 Respect

24 hour support online or by phone
Ph: 1800 737 732
Chat online

Safe Steps

Ph: 1800 015 188 - Toll Free 24 hours 7 days a week.

Other supports and information

Nurse On Call

Nurse-On-Call puts you directly in touch with a registered nurse for caring, professional health advice around the clock.
Call from anywhere in Victoria for free health advice, 24 hours a day.
Ph: 1300 60 60 24

Jean Hailes – For Women’s Health

Provides women with information, knowledge and clinical care to assist them to actively manage their own health and wellbeing throughout the whole of their life.
Ph: 1800 532 642

Headspace

Mental health support for young people.
Chat online or over the phone 1800 650 890

Lifeline Australia

Providing access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services
Chat online or over the phone on 13 11 14

Kids Help Line

Free, private and confidential phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Ph: 1800 55 1800

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Ph: 03 9419 3000
Address: 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy Melbourne.

Switchboard

Peer based support online or by phone for LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex) people and their friends, families and allies.
Ph: 1800 184 527 or webchat qlife.org.au from 3:00pm to midnight seven days a week.