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If you are in Australia and in need of emergency support please call 000 immediately.

Abuse (inc. Childhood Abuse), Australia

Phoenix Australia“Phoenix Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes recovery for the 15 million Australians affected by trauma.”

Blue Knot Foundation“Blue Knot Foundation, formerly Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA), is the leading national organisation working to improve the lives of 1 in 4 adult Australians (5 million) who have experienced childhood trauma. This includes people who have experienced child abuse in all its forms, neglect, domestic violence in childhood and other adverse childhood events. This is known as complex trauma.”

Held by Birth Trauma Australia“Held is a program of The Australian Birth Trauma and PTSD Treatment Centre. The service was developed by Lindsey Crockett due to the increasing need for women and men to have a specific, trauma focused service dedicated to birth trauma rather than being lost within mainstream mental health services or not being supported at all.”

Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma Loss and Grief Network

“Welcome to the website of the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma Loss and Grief Network. We are delighted to have you visit this virtual space where you can link with an online community and information resource for those interested in children, adolescents and their futures. The network presents an exciting opportunity to bring us together to work towards the common goal of supporting positive and hopeful outcomes for young people and their families experiencing trauma, loss and grief.”

Angel Hands“Dr Ann O’Neill founded Angel Hands over ten years ago as a way of effecting helpful changes to how people affected by homicide and serious personal violence experience their trauma recovery.”

Victim Support“This website aims to give you simple but comprehensive information about crime, its impact and sources of support and advice.”

Benevolent Society–adoption–support–home

“We work with people who have been adopted, parents, siblings and partners. We aim to provide those impacted by adoption with support and guidance. We encourage you to contact us for support, especially if you are: Someone with an early experience of trauma; Questioning your identity; Having a sense of feeling different / not quite belonging; Feeling loss, anger and abandonment; Dealing with issues of trust, attachment and forming relationships; Negotiating reunions; Dealing with a late discovery.”

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service

“VVCS provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. VVCS also provides relationship and family counselling to address issues that can arise due to the unique nature of military service.”

At Ease“It’s not unusual to experience sadness, distress or anger after deployment. At Ease can help veterans, ADF personnel, and family members identify the symptoms of not coping. When you need to reach out, seek treatment or identify effective ways to move forward, At Ease can provide tips, treatment options & resources. At Ease also has clinical resources for health professionals who may be treating members of the veteran & defence community.”


“STTARS assists people from a refugee and migrant background who have experienced torture or been traumatised as a result of persecution, violence, war or unlawful imprisonment prior to their arrival in Australia.”


“The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) is a network of Australia’s eight specialist rehabilitation agencies that work with survivors of torture and trauma who have come to Australia from overseas. Most clients of FASSTT agencies have come to Australia as refugees or humanitarian entrants. There is one FASSTT member agency in each state and territory of Australia.”

*Please note some of these services may have online support or information people in other countries may find useful. Trauma & Co. is an international project first created in England. We are continuously updating these pages and hope to increase our international resources as we move forward. If you have relevant, useful resource links for us to review please contact us.

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Last updated 2017 – please let us know if you have more up to date information.